Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018

Posted by: Raindammit

Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/04/2018 13:17

Discussion continues.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/04/2018 16:25

Does the forecast for Rocky/Cap Coast/Emerald come from Brisbane now.. because it seems to never be as accurate as it was a few years back. Night temps in cooler months up here for example, forecast has changed to 18 deg tonight here but still had 20's every night before.

Is there no human input anymore?

Another example is saying Yeppoon has a 90 percent chance of rainfall in the wetter months and yet not one place in the region was wet. Some days it has been sunny . If it says 90 percent chance of showers in Yeppoon under Yeppoon I expect something but when nothing falls at all not even a drop it seems like they have got it all wrong.

I know forecasting isn't precise and is subject to error but a few years ago it seemed more accurate if that make sense?
Posted by: ifishcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/05/2018 13:09

I know that the rainfall forecasts from Rockhampton have been grosely overstated in the last decade or so.

If the forecast rainfall is 10mm I usually estimate we will get 1/4 or 25% of whats stated by the BOM. Seems to work out pretty well on most occasions.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 04/05/2018 09:47

Nights back to warm again . Doesn't feel like May .
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 05/05/2018 08:19

Ok so looking ahead looks like some sort of shower activity on Monday and then next Saturday more winter like night temps, SW wind 13 deg night for Yeppoon predicted , will see what happens .

Good day for the lagoon to open, above average temp of 27 deg today.
Posted by: Wrasse42

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/05/2018 16:48

Tomorrowís forecast of 20-30mm would be good for the garden if it eventuates. Next weekend looking like our first taste of winter.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/05/2018 18:48

Yeah gonna be 12 deg... hard to believe as it is still quite warm at nights. Still feels like April .

From memory May last year wasn't cold or cool at all.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/05/2018 15:35

Not as much rain as was expected today - all down Wide bay way.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/05/2018 17:22

Well I am not surprised.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/05/2018 19:18

30mm at home today. Beautiful.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 08/05/2018 07:42

What did fall seemed to be the usual these days of just south of Gladstone , all the way down the coast.

Bizarre how that persistent barrier is there this year. Then it ends around south of Mackay.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/05/2018 17:16

How come the humidity is 50 percent higher on the coast... dry change in Rocky not Yeppoon?
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/05/2018 15:10

The south westerlies weren't string enough to keep the seabreeze coming in yesterday i imagine, today is a different story though I think.

Humidity in the teens, nice dry clear day.
Minimum of 10.4c at my house this morning.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/05/2018 22:04

Currently 9.3c

I'm not sure how the BoM figure we would've only dropped off to 10c tonight as today was 4c cooler max temp wise and even lower humidity compared to yesterday.

I'll estimate a minimum here of 7.3c wink
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 15/05/2018 09:26

15 deg was the forecast this morning but woke up to 11 deg. lol.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 15/05/2018 16:45

Last three days mornings have been 7.8, 7.3 and 8.8c.
They're going for 15 tonight so I'll say 12.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 17/05/2018 20:33

Bit of rain here in Moranbah this arvie. I'm guessing about 10mm.
We've had 4mm in the last 2 months so it's very welcome😊
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 21/05/2018 16:28

If we're getting temps like this now at night and it's not even winter yet I wonder what winter is going to be like.

My guess, it is going to be cooler than last years.
Posted by: Snapper22lb

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/05/2018 11:59

Any CQ fishos care to stick their neck out and give me bit of local knowledge on the coastal waters for this weekend. Friday, Sat and Sunday. Thinking of heading out past Fitzroy and don't want a shattered vertibrae.Many thanks in advance!
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/06/2018 07:58

What horrible weather. Cold and dry.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/06/2018 08:29

11deg min -- ended up with 7 deg lol.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 05/06/2018 18:17

Surprised to see lightning in that small storm south of Rockhampton this afternoon.
Posted by: ifishcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/06/2018 08:21

When will it rain next in Rocky?
Anyone care to speculate?

My guess is we will get a storm, with about 8-10mm towards late November.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 08/06/2018 17:15

Hi folks. Touring around this neck of the woods with hubby and the dog. Where must we visit? Any where we can stay close to eungulla nat park? Thanks if you can help.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 08/06/2018 17:44

The average temp in Rocky for this time of the year is 23.5 deg... I see no temps like that in the latest forecast...one day is predicted to hit 29 deg in winter wtf !!!

Originally Posted By: ifishcq
When will it rain next in Rocky?
Anyone care to speculate?

My guess is we will get a storm, with about 8-10mm towards late November.


October with a storm .
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/06/2018 20:41

More thunder this afternoon. All to the south though.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 14/06/2018 00:10

Yeah was out this evening and saw flashes of lighting in that storm near Caliope! thought I was seeing things... ha
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 16/06/2018 21:21

Gonna feel cold on Monday Meteye has Yeppoon at most feeling like 12 deg and Rocky on 13 deg. Gladstone 14.

That's day temperature feels like not nights !
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/06/2018 08:55

What god awful weather.

Dry, dusty and freezing.

If you wear a coat, out of the wind you get hot, in the wind you get cold. I always hated winter.
Posted by: Maclaw

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/06/2018 09:23

0.7 deg at my house this morning, the lawn is completely frosted. We're about to go into a fairly big water shortage on our block. Sunwater have cut our allocation back to 10%. So dry it's not even funny.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 21/06/2018 19:30

Disappointing the models are showing we will get decent falls next week, as it means we will not get decent falls next week. grin
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/06/2018 10:28

Right on que the models are backpedalling fast on rain for coastal CQ.
Posted by: ifishcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/06/2018 14:48

Yep, by tonight they'll be back to 0% chance rain,
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/06/2018 08:07

A handy 8mm in the gauge... should green the lawn up for a week or so...!
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/06/2018 13:05

Be lucky to have had 1mm here.

But it was what was predicted.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/06/2018 13:23

Doesn't feel very wintery at the moment , so humid I can see water drips on the wall. Accuweather says by next weekend the cold nights are back
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/07/2018 15:31

A bit of a surprise 20mm for the past seven days.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/07/2018 22:43

Possible thunderstorms tomorrow... hmm
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 13:00

Plenty of convection around... suns got some bite... and cloud to the south west looking dark
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 13:07

Annnnd thunder!
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 13:59

We have had 10mm today in a heavy shower. No storm though, but can hear the thunder.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 16:22

Currently pissin down!
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 17:41

What did you get? Showering here again now.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 18:20

Havenít had a look yet, check in the morning probably
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 18:23

You go outside naked and do a rain dance and measure it.

grin
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 18:41

Haha. Not at home at the moment, looks like more to come tonight anyway
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 19:02

Yea, can see lightning and hear thunder now.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/07/2018 20:22

21mm for today so far. So around 40mm for the past week .
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 03/07/2018 08:20

Just another 8mm! Felt like more
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/07/2018 10:12

More rain! Ok so itís only light but still!
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/07/2018 15:44

Another 15mm today.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/07/2018 10:41

Well we had 22.5mm last day and a half.

Actually quite wet here.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/07/2018 11:27

Yep surprised to see 20mm in the gauge this morning!
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/07/2018 11:39

Can this humidity go away ?
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/07/2018 11:55

Should be gone from tonight Vinnie... cold mornings for the next few days
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/07/2018 13:21

Rocky min temps are 7 deg above average so far !
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/07/2018 15:02

It has been beautiful weather. Better then that cold stuff.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/07/2018 14:30

6.4 deg this morning in Yeppoon and 7.7 deg in Rocky...

How come it was colder on the coast normally it's the other way around ???
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/07/2018 18:56

Whereíd you get 6.4? 9 weather said 13 min for Yeppoon this morning
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/07/2018 20:31

Is on the bom site and here under "past 5 days"...

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/qld/capricornia/yeppoon

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/qld/capricornia/rockhampton
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 15/07/2018 18:11

FB Memories reminds me this date 3 years ago it was 16 deg in Yeppoon as the max temp and raining !
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/07/2018 12:56

It has been a long time coming but the Scenic Highway at Statue Bay which closed back in 2015 due to Cyclone Marcia damaging it is finally open at 2pm tomorrow.. yay, no more 3km detour there and 3km back ....
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/07/2018 17:00

Hm, small storm out near gracemeere. Looks like the rain has split and avoiding rocky frown
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/07/2018 17:23

Going by the radar looks to be a good drop in it. Around Bouldercombe perhaps?
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/07/2018 17:37

Pissing down here lol
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/07/2018 19:24

Not bad for 40 percent chance becoming less likely tonight

2mm here seem to be missing out.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/07/2018 20:06

14mm here, 24mm at the airport apparently
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/07/2018 22:09

Bleeding heck. Herd a loud noise outside and had to go look. Did see a plane but then saw the flash of blue to the north west. More loud noise.

Yes, there is a storm. Might get lucky and get a drop or 2 if I am lucky. Pity it can't all go west where it is so desperately needed.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/07/2018 00:13

Very welcome 30.4mm in Norman Gardens
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/07/2018 22:00

1ml here and half of that was probably from passing flying foxes. Oh well. Glad someone got something useful.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/08/2018 19:58

Looks like winter is starting to be behind us, days starting to warm up as are the minimums.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 05/08/2018 19:39

For Rocky perhaps not here in Yeppoon.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/08/2018 09:53

Very dry cool air today . Yesterday 27 deg on the coast .
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 18/08/2018 18:41

I think this may help some here.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-18/ra...f-them/10093822
Posted by: ifishcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 23/08/2018 08:38

Good to see Rocky likely to miss any rain this weekend.
The weather force-field is certainly working well atm.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/08/2018 08:26

Very odd weather, 20 deg overnight warmer than northern towns. Was below 5 a few nights ago...
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/08/2018 10:51

3.5mm here. Looks like storms in the Kroombit range area.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/08/2018 13:59

Another 20 deg night in Yeppoon, warmer than Cairns lol.

Looks like some sort of rain/storm is about to pass over us.

Just a 30 sec heavy shower this morning around 6am.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/08/2018 15:25

All over, had about 3 spits of rain over all and two rumbles of thunder. Glad itís fallen out where it is needed though!
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/08/2018 19:44

23mm the past couple of days at home.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/08/2018 19:01

I got very lucky the other day. 32ml from a storm that cruised over us. Topped up the tanks a bit.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/08/2018 13:37

Perth has had more rain this year than Yeppoon , that's something you don't see often.

Last year felt like the first year in a while we had more storms .. this year it just seems too dry, though we did get a rumble the other day with that showery event.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/08/2018 18:28

The last six years or more the weather has been quite erattic Vinnie.

I would say we are in a long term dryer period at the moment. Long term as in many many years long.

Or for all we know we could be returning to normal years from a long term wet period. There are no long term records going back thousands or years.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/09/2018 14:43

Always good to see winter behind us.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/09/2018 14:58

31 deg in Rocky 25 in Yeppoon but most of the day around 22-23deg.

Livio's outlook doesn't seem so pessimistic compared to the BOM outlook:

https://www.facebook.com/7NewsCQ/videos/315321475692215/
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/09/2018 16:03

His outlook quoted BoM ( because it is BoM).
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 04/09/2018 17:56

Some heavy falls last night. Very very isolated though. 75mm+ at byfield.

A narrow heavy shower at Gavial/Gracemere road today at the highway roadworks.

In saying that, I am slightly concerned about the forecast maps, they seem to be following a similar pattern to last year.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 05/09/2018 08:06

Reports of 150-200mm around St Lawrence yesterday!
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 10/09/2018 23:16

During the past week, or so, we have scored 2 good showers. One with 32ml then the other night woke to the sound of rain. Scored another 4ml out of that.

The grass is looking greener though I am sure it won't last long but better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 15/09/2018 12:01

Starting to think a drought is nearly upon us in this part of the world as well.

I would have hoped to have seen storms in the south east corner by now.

We can not expect too much yet as it is still September, but I can remember three years in a row we never got a break until January.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 15/09/2018 15:58

From memory, didn't last year we see more storms around October and November and it was wetter ?

Rocky has only had 300mm , instead of 600 year to date.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 15/09/2018 20:17

Yes, last year spring was what I would consider more normal, then summer was a bit of a flop.

Two previous years, spring was a failure but there were large deluges in summer.

An older person thought in his opinion the seasons have lost a bit of consistency. Long dry spells and short deluges is the order of the day at the moment.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 18/09/2018 08:07

its raining... 4.5mm in the gauge this morning
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/09/2018 07:28

21 deg this morning forecast said min of 16 lol.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/09/2018 20:46

Looks to be some storms or heavy showers to the south. Biloela picked up 10mm today.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/09/2018 21:43

It is piddling down here at the moment. Gutter can't keep up. Absolutely lovely.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/09/2018 09:28

What a lovely downpour, or 3. We had a few really good rain periods and got 38ml. Very very patchy. Neighbour reported 40ml. People on the next road reported 4. My garden will really love it.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/09/2018 14:21

Glad to hear you had a decent fall bundybear. Looks like maybe more of the same this arv/evening around CQ
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/09/2018 21:18

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Glad to hear you had a decent fall bundybear. Looks like maybe more of the same this arv/evening around CQ

It was certainly unexpected but very welcome especially as I had mulch sitting here ready to put out. All tanks are back to nearly full although the dams are all still low.

Looks like the action tonight is more inland.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/09/2018 21:00

Storms in the west the past few days. Looks like a normal build up to the season.

Is the dry weather beyond us now, and we have returned to a normal situation? While it is still dry, that is normal for this time of year although should become wet within a few weeks.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/09/2018 09:50

Bugga damn and blast. Puter died and took everything with it. I had backed it up but it didn't back up my bookmarks.

Can anyone help me with weather ones? Gfs and so forth. Please smile
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/09/2018 15:44

Wow that is some crazy storms from bundy to Gladstone! Seen photos of Childers - hail a foot deep in the streets!
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/09/2018 15:51

Meanwhile in Yeppoon nothing over 25mm since April .
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/10/2018 11:22

Some people got some good rain out of those storms yesterday. We got 7 ml of steady rain so my garden is looking a lot less sad than it was a few weeks back. Grass is greening again.

I just really wish I could give my rain to those who are desperate for anything
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 03/10/2018 10:57

Looks like forecasts are sticking with quite a substantial rain event for coastal Queensland from Gladstone south starting arounf Friday. It stubbornly seems to be refusing to move north.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 04/10/2018 21:47

What a weird night. Coming home late and watching the road for roos I see a little half grown one in the middle of my lane. He aint budging. So I wonder if he is ok and pull over to the shoulder of the road. He is still there. I open door, get out and he is still right there. Bent down and touched him and he bounded into life. Straight across the road towards the scrub.

Then he does a u turn and bounds right back to the car and slams his head into the front wheel which is still stationary. Then he bounds around to the other side of the car and bangs into it. Then back across the road, and back again to run into the car for the third time. I did try to catch him as I am sure he had got a knock to the head by a car before I got there.

I ended up managing to herd him up the paddock bit after a few tries with him continuing to go up the paddock a bit then back to the road and hope he just stayed there to recover before he got cleaned up on the road.

Not sure hubby believes my story. He is sure I am setting him up for damage I did to the car but it really is the truth. Isn't the truth stranger than fiction.


Hoping that we all get a bit of the forecast rain this weekend.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 04/10/2018 22:44

I thought the cool nights had gone but last night was quite chilly. just under 14 deg. Well below average..

Would be great if the region could get 50-100mm evenly spread between Emerald to Rocky to Yeppoon. There is no rain in the forecast here predicted for the next week.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 05/10/2018 20:14

Nice line of showers passing through with embedded storms in places.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 05/10/2018 21:30

The dry spell continues with no rainfall totals of 25 mm or more in one amount, since April.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/10/2018 06:08

21.5mm here last night. More storms came through last night.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/10/2018 07:49

Yeppoon got about 3mm but it was all south of here.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/10/2018 10:52

Supposed to have been 90mm fall at Archer last night. Heard other reports of 70mm nearby.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 06/10/2018 17:29

Interesting.. BOM forecast has it sort of heating up by mid week then cooling down before some sort of rain event on Friday/Satuday (fingers crossed).
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 11:42

Air feels like more storms possible today!
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 12:03

Check this out, thinks Yeppoon will get all the rain it has missed for the past few months in 1 day next week

I took a screenshot:

https://imgur.com/a/hZaPBBK

Rocky :

https://imgur.com/a/exg8Ogi
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 14:04

Yep gfs showing a interesting feature later in the week...
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 15:10

Stw issues for rocky Gladstone Yeppoon calliope and byfield
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 15:14

Thunder here in north rocky
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 15:20

Looks like heading straight for Rocky !
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 15:29

Hail reported in Gracemere
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 15:33

I feel like Yeppoon won't get anything but they put us in the warning just in case.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 07/10/2018 16:10

Looks like the stuff inland of Byfield could make it to the coast? the cell north of Rocky is slowing disappearing.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 08/10/2018 16:34

As expected the models are pushing the heavy rain to fall further and further south with each run.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/10/2018 19:28

Interesting update to the forecast at 621pm

Yeppoon Forecast


Forecast updated at 6:21 pm EST on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Shower or storm likely.Chance of any rain: 70%

Rockhampton:

Chance of any rain: 80%

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That's the problem with storm season, might be days of storms but has to be the right conditions to get one here, seems like we get maybe 1 or 2 storms a year if that !. Isolated being the key word.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/10/2018 19:42

STW issues for rocky... donít know if itíll get here tbh
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/10/2018 20:32

Looks like the northern side is fading fast. Not enough instability yet for decent storms.
Posted by: bradcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/10/2018 20:33

Seems to be a lot more chance than near zero
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/10/2018 20:42

Feeling the outflow winds now here... least we might get a few mm of rain
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/10/2018 22:00

13mm here.

Unfortunately forecasts have really moved the heavier general rain for Friday much further south. Now down to coastal south Burnett region.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 09/10/2018 22:17

Nothing here.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 10/10/2018 00:35

Very light showers here now ! smile
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 10/10/2018 13:34

About 2mm last night, not much ...

Higgins says Storms this afternoon could rip roofs off, bring trees and powerlines down while dumping giant hail up to tennis balls which will wreck your car.

I guess they have to make it sound worse than normal to get people to read their posts on Facebook...
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 10/10/2018 20:24

That storm round bundy has to be the slowest moving one I have seen in a very long time Reports of a tree down on the highway.

My sons poor dog. She will have been frantic in it.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 10/10/2018 23:17

Originally Posted By: bundybear
That storm round bundy has to be the slowest moving one I have seen in a very long time Reports of a tree down on the highway.

My sons poor dog. She will have been frantic in it.


Bundy's best single rainfall total for quite sometime to. Most areas in its line got around 20mm or so. I am currently watching that cell they re-issued a STW for around 200 k's west. Satellite shows it is exploding as it tracks east.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 02:06

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: bundybear
That storm round bundy has to be the slowest moving one I have seen in a very long time Reports of a tree down on the highway.

My sons poor dog. She will have been frantic in it.


Bundy's best single rainfall total for quite sometime to. Most areas in its line got around 20mm or so. I am currently watching that cell they re-issued a STW for around 200 k's west. Satellite shows it is exploding as it tracks east.


I ain't liking that at all. I do not like big yellow and red blobs heading my way. I am wondering if there is room under the bed for me and my dog. Don't think they worry her too much, just me wanting the company.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 09:12

What does an El Nino mean for CQ considering it is usually dry at this time of year anyway? Does it mean a delay in the wet season ?
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 13:23

Last night turned into all noise and nothing. I didn't have to hide under the bed. It seemed to stop maybe 10k's from us.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 19:20

Hey bundy I donít think you are going to be so lucky shortly...
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 19:45

Rocky in firing line too, stw issued
Posted by: bradcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 20:08

Gin Gin storm looks wild
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 20:10

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Hey bundy I don’t think you are going to be so lucky shortly...


I have been busy stocking up under my bed with rum. grin I really don't like this daily attack on my nervous system. I much prefer gentler things in nature like steady drizzling rain to violent storms.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 20:31

Itís not lookin good, some hail in that Iíd say..
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 20:42

Yea hail I would say as well. Moving quite fast though so no massive falls in it. The northern edge is rapidly disintegrating.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 20:43

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
It’s not lookin good, some hail in that I’d say..


looks like my poor daughter is going to be slammed. Rang her and discussed her safety plan, safest place in the house to hide if need be.

Son is going to cop the edge by the looks. His poor dog, she hides with me normally.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 21:15

Hope all in the path of these scary storms stay safe.

Just checked Boms observations and Blackwater is showing some crazy wind gusts of up to 145km/hr at 6.23pm??? Thought maybe it was just a typo and it was meant to me 45, but the knots were over 70. Could this be right? Has anyone heard of bad storms out there?
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 21:28

I hope the one front pushing up from the south doesn't meet the one coming from the west over the top of us.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:31

Bit worried bout the daughter in Moore Park where it looked very nasty heading her way. No contact with her now so hopefully it is just a phone outage in the area.

Coldfront??
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:32

Heaps of tree damage here but thankfully we missed the tennis ball sized hail that occurred near Gin Gin. 79mm from that cell.

Powerlines have a tree leaning on them and ergon are aware.

The winds were incredible BB.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:34

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Heaps of tree damage here but thankfully we missed the tennis ball sized hail that occurred near Gin Gin. 79mm from that cell.

Powerlines have a tree leaning on them and ergon are aware.


Hope nothing has fallen on her/house as she has big bloody trees all around it right on the beach front
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:36

There are some large trees snapped at the ground near the bowls club.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:38

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
There are some large trees snapped at the ground near the bowls club.


She isn't that far from there. I hope she is all right.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:48

Sounds like the area copped it, hope everyone is ok
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:55

Strongest winds I have seen here and I have witnessed 4 really solid storms since arriving here nearly 3 years ago. Plus countless others.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 22:57

Telstra mobiles working?
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 23:06

I have Optus network and they run of Telstra's tower here so I am guessing it would be.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 23:09

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
I have Optus network and they run of Telstra's tower here so I am guessing it would be.


hmmm. daughters phone goes straight to engaged.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 23:11

Originally Posted By: bundybear
Originally Posted By: ColdFront
I have Optus network and they run of Telstra's tower here so I am guessing it would be.


hmmm. daughters phone goes straight to engaged.


Mobile?
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 23:15

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: bundybear
Originally Posted By: ColdFront
I have Optus network and they run of Telstra's tower here so I am guessing it would be.


hmmm. daughters phone goes straight to engaged.


Mobile?

Mobile is her only phone and inet.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 11/10/2018 23:17

Just got a message she is all good. Reception had been gone.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 09:10

90 percent chance of anything? It seems just coolish and cloudy and a bit humid.

Put washing out ? or not..
Posted by: ifishcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 09:27

Weatherzone is going for 10-20mm for Rocky both today & tomorrow.
are they mental?

Rocky will get 1.6mm today tops and .6mm tommor
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 09:42

Here is the radar sequence for those storms yesterday for anyone interested. The cell that hit here was born nth west of Miles around 1.30-2.00 pm and hit here at 8.00pm. Quite a journey around 310 k's.

http://www.oscilmet.com.au/?page=loops.m...nish=1539264600
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 10:33

Certainly a radar loop for the record books..
Hopefully the damage isn't too bad down there!

Interested to see what happens for the rocky area today
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 10:50

Tansey near Gympie copped it the worst. Houses totally ruined. I spoke to someone out at Booyal this morning and she said one of the staff only has two dry rooms his house from hail damage. He also had a work vehicle that had the windows shattered and large hail dents. He lives just south of Gin Gin.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 12:44

Radar shows light rain over Yeppoon but nothing recorded except 0.2mm
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 14:43

Suns out! Looks like its over for rocky lol
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 16:01

Over before it began 😂
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 16:41

Similar tomorrow?
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 17:09

Nothing initiating out west where it'd need to for it to hit us, even the light stuff is both north and south. A proper downpour wouldn't be too much to ask, would it?
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 19:21

It is one of those systems that is just in the wrong place for coastal CQ region. Seem them happen before.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 12/10/2018 19:39

It's good to see areas of WBB getting some good rain, though.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 07:47

Some heavy falls last night from Gladstone south and inland as well.

Much as was predicted.

Radar shows all clear at the moment, yet forecasts still say up to 50mm for Rockhampton area.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 07:49

Which forecasts ?

BOM for here says showers 90 percent chance.

More like 90 percent chance of a shower or two lol.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 08:54

It hinges on the development of the possible Low near the Sunshine Coast.

Yeppoon's forecast says a 90% chance of a shower or two and a possible storm?
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 10:33

Yay in the last 10 or so minutes no wind, just soaking rain smile I was looking at the radar earlier and nothing .
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 11:52

I am doing well at storms just passing us. We are getting more than enough rain to keep us happy, our needs are little. Gardens are looking so much better. Tanks are full, dams are not.

I would willingly give it all to the drought affected if I could.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 13:14

Sparkin up around rocky finally... probably because I put wshing on the line
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 13:15

Can hear rumbles here.

Apart from the downpour this morning we had a couple of light sprinkles just before midnight the last couple of nights.

It's not much but better than nothing.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 13:21

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:18 pm Saturday, 13 October 2018.
Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Rockhampton, Biloela, Mount Morgan, Blackwater, Yeppoon and Marlborough.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 13:34

Heavy rain here, CG lightning around with very loud thunder. Yay smile
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 13:36

Just light showers and a little bit of wind here with rumbles to what sounds like the west. Will Yeppoon get any storm ?

Looks like it is heading to Pacific Heights and north of Yeppoon.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 14:00

Very slow moving thunderstorms, should get some good rainfall totals
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 14:21

Oh man some cracking cg bolts close by! Dogs arenít happy
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 14:28

Just showers here. Still light showers. No thunder or lightning.

Edit 1.48pm moderate rain now with the odd rumble, no lightning though.

Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 14:47

Sounds like a fire at the kalka shades clubhouse, maybe a lightning strike
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 15:05

So dark, feels like we are about to cop a downpour
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 18:00

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West and Capricornia Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:18 pm Saturday, 13 October 2018.
Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West and Capricornia districts. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Clermont, Blackwater, Moranbah, Marlborough and St Lawrence.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 18:02

Slow and steady rain.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 20:40

21mm so far
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 22:52

Can't believe 2 months ago it was really chilly at night and now a switch has gone on and it's changed.

Rain and showers has been on and off all day here. Picking up a bit now .

Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 23:05

Really coming down solid now .
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 23:17

And lightning too but not much thunder.

I wonder why it's not going north of Yeppoon. Only south . Very selective. Lucky I'm not north.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 23:23

You would not believe it if you saw it.

Seems nearly everywhere in CQ and the Burnett got a decent drop except Gladstone to Rockhampton.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 23:26

So Rocky got barely anything?

Rain here just is not moving seems stationary.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 23:41

It's not even officially registering in the Yeppoon Esplanade gauge because it is just fractionally too far south .
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 13/10/2018 23:54

565 homes lost power just now in Zilzie. Still got power here. ... for now .
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 14/10/2018 10:12

Another 3mm overnight, 24mm total
Posted by: BlueMoon

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 14/10/2018 10:13

How exposed to rainfall is the Yeppoon gauge do you know Vinnie as only recording 22.4mm seems a bit low. Or, it goes to show just how isolated the falls can be. South of Yeppoon fared much better than Yeppoon itself. 11km south at Kinka Beach I recorded 124mm. How about you, about 1km north of me?
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 14/10/2018 12:25

Hi BlueMoon, my parents are at Tanby Point and measured 80mm overnite. Great falls.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 14/10/2018 19:24

30mm for me. Better than nothing smile
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 21/10/2018 17:09

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:04 pm Sunday, 21 October 2018.
Heavy thunderstorms are pushing off the far southeast coast, however extending north into the Wide Bay and Burnett.
Across the Central Highlands and Coalfields, a supercell is shifting towards Rolleston.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts. Locations which may be affected include Blackwater, Rolleston, Baralaba, Woorabinda and Comet.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Fraser Island, Coolangatta, Caboolture, Cleveland, Cooroy, Nambour, Rainbow Beach and Redcliffe.
106km/h wind gust was reported at Toowoomba at 1:20pm
91km/h wind gust was reported at Oakey at 1:10pm
96km/h wind gust at Gatton at 2:01pm
2-3cm hail was reported northeast of Boonah
Golf Ball size hail (~4cm) was reported at Aspley
56mm of rain was recorded at Bundamba (Ipswich area) in 30 minute
42mm of rain was recorded at Mount Tamborine in 15 minutes, 73m within an hour.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/10/2018 01:26

Originally Posted By: BlueMoon
How exposed to rainfall is the Yeppoon gauge do you know Vinnie as only recording 22.4mm seems a bit low. Or, it goes to show just how isolated the falls can be. South of Yeppoon fared much better than Yeppoon itself. 11km south at Kinka Beach I recorded 124mm. How about you, about 1km north of me?


Plants have grown and the rain gauge needs to be moved out to the open. Yes 1km north give or take.. I think i need to move it , trees blocking the flow.Prob more like 80.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/10/2018 17:57

Storm cell near duaringa has a severe warning on it... donít think itíll make rocky
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/10/2018 21:18

Raining here now after a stinky day. Wonderful sound. Thunder and lightning. Nothing crazy.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast District.
Issued at 8:05 pm Monday, 22 October 2018.
Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Moranbah.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/10/2018 22:39

Thunder and lightning from a dying thunderstorm right until it got to rocky, died right over us. What will it take to get a good storm? Need a good flush out.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 24/10/2018 21:57

The Gladstone radar has gone technicolour. grin
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/10/2018 17:26

Very tropical at the moment like nothern australia has moved south for the past few days, mosquitoes, high humidity, geckos, birds swooping, flies seem to be multiplying, plants growing fast , jellyfish etc and 38 deg already inland.

Feels like we've jumped ahead to December/January?
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/10/2018 17:43

Just over 30 degs here. It looks like areas around Longreach were the hottest in the state. Certainly not late October weather. I look forward to the south easterlies tomorrow night into Monday.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/10/2018 20:26

Rocky didnít make it to 36, but spent day at beach anyway, too cold in the lagoon, but water wasnít bad at kemp beach... sunburn is gonna kill me though!
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 10:21

I was only one at our beach in July must have been 22deg in the sea. Once you get in it was fine just felt a fraction cool but it was just right.

I dunno if it's the humidity on the coast or the angle of the sun now that makes it feel intense without a strong breeze . Rocky's heat feels drier every time I have been there at times throughout the year but the sun doesn't seem to feel like it's as strong? I dunno how to explain it. Perhaps the humidity and breeze reduction intensifies it on the coast.

They say it's going to be drier over summer but I think if this sort of buildup? keeps on going we might see an ex cyclone or some sort of big rain event in the next few months.

Did not really get a massive rain event last summer in Yeppoon. Was just a month or so where it rained a couple of times in moderate amounts but not enough to flood anything. I don't remember if Rocky got flooding last summer or whether rains in summer were sporadic or moderate.

Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 23:03

Looks like we gonna get a nice storm shortly
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 23:17

Plenty of cg in this one! Out on the back deck drinking Canadian club and watching
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 23:26

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
drinking Canadian club and watching


Nice drop that. Enjoy the light show. I just had a very weak surge line pass over and drop 1mm that earlier gave Maryborough a nice drink (20mm) as it pushed north. Maybe tomorrow smile
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 23:29

BOM says Chance of any rain: 0% for Rocky and 5 percent Yeppoon for the rest of Sunday ??
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 23:45

This storm is going down well too, so much lightning, bit of steady rain, not much wind yet.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 23:52

Wow look at the southern end heading for Gladstone, hail in that sucker
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/10/2018 23:56

Happy to have those storms to the north. Peaceful sleep for tonight, I hope. Although a few drops to refill the tank would be nice. Came home from a day at the beach this week to hear the house pump running flat out. Pipe that runs between pump and house had split sending a great gush of water out. Garden liked it, me not so much.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 10:56

Had a total for 2mm from last nights storm, Gladstone had a good pour from that cell mentioned. Very humid and steamy this morning, surely should see storms today.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 11:41

We got some lovely shower from it. Great for the garden. 3ml. Story might change this afternoon though.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 18:04

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:03 pm Monday, 29 October 2018.
DESTRUCTIVE STORM OVER ROLLESTON, MOVING NORTHEAST TOWARDS WOORABINDI.
Currently, the strongest thunderstorms are over and near Rolleston and Capella - shifting northeast.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Blackwater, Taroom, Rolleston, Springsure, Moura, Capella, Dysart and Carnarvon National Park.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts. Locations which may be affected include Rolleston, Woorabinda and Duaringa.
117km/h wind gust has been recorded at Rolleston at 4pm.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 18:25

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.
Issued at 5:06 pm Monday, 29 October 2018.
DESTRUCTIVE STORM SOUTH OF BLUFF, MOVING NORTH TO NORTHEAST TOWARDS DINGO.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Biloela, Blackwater, Moranbah, Springsure and Carnarvon National Park.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts. Locations which may be affected include Duaringa and Tartrus.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Maranoa and Warrego district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
117km/h wind gust has been recorded at Rolleston at 4pm.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 19:03

I think Rockhampton might be going to get a reasonable drop out of this storm. Mt Morgan looks to be on about the southern extent of it.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 19:33

Fingers crossed!
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 19:49

The stronger cell is moving too far north, while the other is heading southeast
Some continued light rain
Posted by: bradcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 20:12

Would be interesting to know the exact point where these storms split to miss Rockhampton
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 20:16

What a beast .Likely large hail under that one.

Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 20:24

Originally Posted By: bradcq
Would be interesting to know the exact point where these storms split to miss Rockhampton


Stanwell power station
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 20:46

Some nice big cracks of thunder now!
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 20:57

An interesting hypothesis, but I am not too sure. The amount of energy in a storn is huge compared to the tiny amount of heat Stanwell would put out.
Posted by: bradcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 21:19

Was thinking more as in topography
Posted by: bradcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 21:24

Tonightís storm split well before Stanwell
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 21:26

Moderate rain now, decent flashes and rumbles still around..
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 21:30

Yeah, unlikely!
Feel for the Singaporean army soldiers currently out at SWBTA at the moment on training with that nasty cell heading for them!
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 21:42

Light showers rumbles and lightning in the distance and a bit windy.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 23:11

Pics on Facebook from when that storm first hit Rolleston, showing some bad damage from wind.. certainly had the anatomy of a supercell
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/10/2018 23:34

117 km/h recorded where those fences and awning were damaged Brad.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/10/2018 08:34

Looks like models have backed right off for anything substantial from this event.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/10/2018 14:24

Surprise surprise lol
Mind you 3mm last night and 1.5mm from showers around 6 this morning. And nice cool cloudy day today, beats 38c on Sunday!
Posted by: Maclaw

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/10/2018 19:59

Amazing lightning in the storms approaching
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/10/2018 20:10

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for LARGE HAILSTONES, DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Central Highlands and Coalfields and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central West and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.
Issued at 6:03 pm Tuesday, 30 October 2018.
Severe thunderstorms moving across the Central Highlands and Coalfields. Very large hail possible.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Clermont, Blackwater, Moranbah, Mitchell, Tambo, Springsure, Dysart and Carnarvon National Park.
56mm of rainfall in one hour was recorded at Peak Vale (southwest of Clermont).
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/10/2018 23:04

Pretty crazy how quick that new development of storms came up west of emerald... apparently its all going to push through to the coast overnight, would be good if it did!
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 07:36

Well they didn't. surprise surprise. grin

Some good falls inland though.

Some isolated places have done very well with rain over the past three days. But as we are for all intents and purposes in an El Nino lack of widespread rain features is par for the course.
Posted by: Wrasse42

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 11:46

Nice steady rain in Gladstone atm 25mm so far.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 11:52

Yeppoon 24mm in 10 mins... bucketing!

drizabone in rocky.. frown
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 12:57

Really not sure what this rain is doing today lol. Really hoped we would've got more than 10mm, some nice soaking rain. See how the afternoon pans out I guess
Posted by: ifishcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 13:45

Rocky is always drier than yeppoon, lol
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 14:26

Since this is coming in from the coast I would say the Berserker ranges would be blocking it from getting to Rockhampton.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 14:37

Yeah seems to be. They say higher chance north today but it's all south. Doing my head in lol
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 14:56

Plenty of thunder at the moment, but it is right along the coastline where there is plenty of water already, salty water though.
Posted by: Wrasse42

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 15:37

Iím happy we got a little bit this morning but itís hard to watch the wall of heavy rainfall thatís been sitting stationary just 5 km north of Gladstone for the last 3 hours. And then more heavy stuff just to our south. Canít win.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 16:02

It's frustrating hey
Just had 0.8mm from that passing shower, which I then hear thunder from it as it heads north of us and develops further haha! Blue sky to the south now
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 17:38

We got lucky with 22ml today. All in a couple of hours. Just north of us would have gotten a lot more.
Posted by: Wrasse42

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 17:50

Good stuff bundybear, I would really like to know what has caused the 20km wide ďriverĒ of no rain between these two rain systems. Check the radar and you will know what I am talking about. It has looked the same for the last 8 hours. My uneducated guess would be dry air being funneled somewhat between the middle of all this convergence. Targinnie and around Mt Larcom(the peak not township) must have scored between 100-150mm today.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 17:53

Gladstone power station. grin

I just put it down to an on shore flow. In the past you get under one of them and you can end up with big falls.

You see the remnants of another one on the radar just north or Mt Larcom, then there was another one earlier in the day around Yeppoon.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 31/10/2018 20:39

Originally Posted By: Wrasse42
Good stuff bundybear, I would really like to know what has caused the 20km wide “river” of no rain between these two rain systems. Check the radar and you will know what I am talking about. It has looked the same for the last 8 hours. My uneducated guess would be dry air being funneled somewhat between the middle of all this convergence. Targinnie and around Mt Larcom(the peak not township) must have scored between 100-150mm today.


It is really weird how those dry spots appear. Left home today in the constant rain for the shop. No rain when I got there and not soaking wet. Usually runs the other way here. Shop is on a different side of the hill to us.

Son is in Rocky this week for a course, camped in his swag with a tarp to keep him dry if need be. He is hoping he hasn't taken the rain with him.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/11/2018 07:06

17mm since midnight, still some
showers at the minute. Lovely weather.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/11/2018 08:12

37mm in the gauge this morning... peeíd down at 3am
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 01/11/2018 08:37

We ended up with 22mm Most of that fell yesterday morning.

Bizarre weather with it being so patchy. A few km away had 38mm.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 02/11/2018 21:23

That rain in Yeppoon the other day 44mm they said ? No way near that in Mulambin.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 18/11/2018 09:24

Does not look like much joy for this region. Forecasts are still predicting all the rain events will be mostly south and or inland.

This must be four or five years now of erratic rainfall events.

Need a volcano or something to erupt to get the atmosphere out of this groove it is stuck in.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 18/11/2018 20:32

Interesting it is going to be hot, one model is going for 40 deg next Sunday in Yeppoon. Good thing I guess is the humidity on the coast is expected to be quite low .
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 18/11/2018 22:32

All that lovely rain just over those hills. It seems to be stuck there.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/11/2018 08:58

Some great falls in the Callide Valley region. 50 to 90mm are figures I have heard for those lucky enough to be under a storm.

Also 90mm at Riley's crossing east of Emerald.

A paltry 6.5mm for me. The storms, like the day before never got over the coastal ranges, just not enough oomph in them, and I suspect the stagnant weather situation we have of constant easterly wind all day every day is not helping.

YTD for us is 344mm.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/11/2018 09:05

Rained lots around Moura. So much so they called work a non event for hubby so he was home about 2am.

We got 12ml last night from nowhere. That will save me starting the pump for the garden for a bit.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/11/2018 09:34

4mm here overnight, another shower this morning
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/11/2018 19:24

Apparently it poured this morning after I checked it, another 16 mm in the gauge!
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/11/2018 20:24

13mm at Moranbah airport overnite. BOM forecast for this Sunday out here is 42 degrees shocked
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 19/11/2018 21:59

Looks like a winter weather chart from Thursday/Friday onwards with a low/cold front to the south...
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 12:35

33 deg already was supposed to be 31.. i'm worried we might be warmer than what the bom says in the next few days.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 16:48

Nice gap in the line of storms right on for Rocky.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 17:37

Geez couldnít have missed us by any less frown
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 17:42

Now looking forward to days of 37c up to 41c. At least it will be dry as and not so humid
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 18:00

I have given up trying to work out if we will or if we won't. Now I figure if it rains then we get wet. If not, then we are dry.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 18:07

Just had a very welcome 30mm here.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 18:23

It is raining.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 22/11/2018 18:38

Originally Posted By: Rhys.
Now looking forward to days of 37c up to 41c. At least it will be dry as and not so humid


Yeah looking dry for Yeppoon too which is good.

Not sure what Rocky has been like but although it has been kind of dry today it has felt like oven winds today having said that it only got to 30 inside and we havent had the air con on.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 23/11/2018 15:07

12mm from last night's storm around 5pm for about 20mins.

Also a seabreeze began around 11ish this morning but died off and now back to inland breezes and up to 34 but 22 percent humidity.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 24/11/2018 07:32

Always reminds me of winter when the humidity is so low, mind you so does the 14.7c min temp I recorded this morning smile
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 24/11/2018 09:51

Good weather for bushfires.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 24/11/2018 11:20

Was 91 percent humidity this morning and now down to 18 percent on the coast. Not bad actually, I like dry heat.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 24/11/2018 14:06

Hmm there are indications another bout of heat starting next weekend !

Surely not ?
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 24/11/2018 15:21

Indications to me look like not another bout, but simply the heat not ending.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 24/11/2018 15:34

Seabreeze died off again.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 09:28

So how come the winds are from the inland today but the humidity is back? Shouldn't winds from inland be dry? The only other similar day to this is Wednesday i think coming up.. is it to do with the positioning of a trough (guessing ??)
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 14:41

Bushfire in deep water is getting bad! Hopefully not too close to bundybear
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 16:44

36 deg today in Yeppoon ... having said that am coping fine with just a fan, is only 30 inside.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 18:41

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West Forecast Districts.
Issued at 3:54 pm Sunday, 25 November 2018.
Weather Situation: Isolated storms are producing damaging winds about the central interior.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Clermont, Blackwater, Rolleston, Springsure and Capella. Emerald observed a 91km/hr wind gust at 3:50pm.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 19:54

I would not mind a severe storm here to cool things down.

Do not get days like today in November very often, and a full week of it is very uncommon in November.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 20:17

Absolutely horrible out there, and my neighbor decided it was perfect weather to. Burn off his dead palm fronds smirk
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 20:27

What's going on with the radar is that rain out at sea?

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR233.shtml#skip

Yeah still 30 deg outside in Yeppoon !
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 20:59

Nope either smoke or radar artifacts I think
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 21:19

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Bushfire in deep water is getting bad! Hopefully not too close to bundybear


Bundybear believes she is probably homeless as of this afternoon.

I packed the important stuff into the car this morning when ash started drifting into my yard. Then when I figured it was a good idea to leave I did. Not long after that they gave the get everyone out call.

There is going to be a lot of hurt round the place. Those without council approved homes will not have insurance and will lose the lot. There will be stock losses.

I am lucky. Fully insured and alive and so are my loved ones including the dog.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 21:24

Hopefully somehow you are spared the worst of it.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 21:28

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Hopefully somehow you are spared the worst of it.


Be nice if the house that I raised my children in, gave birth to the son even, spent so many loved filled years in stands. If not there is nothing I can do. Posessions can be replaced. I have lots of pics in the cloud. I will be sad to lose things that do matter to me but am grateful I have a loving family who offer me shelter and a wonderful husband who will rush to me if need be.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 21:47

Oh no bundybear frown really hope that your property has avoided the fire. Thoughts with you and your family
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 25/11/2018 22:31

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Oh no bundybear frown really hope that your property has avoided the fire. Thoughts with you and your family


Thank you. I am rather amazed at the amount of people who have contacted me one way or another to offer a bed, just to check we are safe. Then those who have contacted my kids to check on me.

Gives me warm fuzzy feelings. smile
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/11/2018 09:56

Things like this bring everyone together, let me know if I can help with anything.
Hopefully you can get back in soon to find out the situation.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/11/2018 10:23

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Things like this bring everyone together, let me know if I can help with anything.
Hopefully you can get back in soon to find out the situation.


That is such a kind offer. I am sure we will be fine. I am lucky that my kids are actually both very happy to have me stay with them so I will spread myself and dog between them so neither get a chance to get sick of me. grin Hubby is coming home today so I am not alone in this.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/11/2018 14:10

Thinking of you, bundybear.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/11/2018 14:48

Well it did look promising this morning for our house to be there. Latest pics, which I don't know how to share, really don't look good.

Thank you dormant.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/11/2018 18:08

Fingers and toes are all crossed for you and your neighbours Bundybear.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/11/2018 21:41

Were you on the news by chance this morning BB?
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 26/11/2018 22:47

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Were you on the news by chance this morning BB?

Nup. I am not silly enough to hang around in that sort of stuff. I like my life too much.

Not sure as I didn't see the news. Too busy reassuring people that I am alive and well.
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 06:50

Certainly is atrocious weather. Predicting 40 for next Monday.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 09:50

Chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow apparently, but certainly no temps below 36 for the foreseeable future frown

Don't know how people live in this area without aircon!
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 09:51

As of this morning I am losing it. Pretty peed off.

The only information we can get is 'There is a fire burning in the area. Get out. Stay out. Houses may or may not be lost in the area" Sounds like they are planning the equivelant of gender reveal party for after it only a 'You still have a house" reveal party.

Whilst we locals can't be given any information AT ALL pics taken by the firies can be posted on other brigades pages half a state away.
Posted by: ifishcq

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 10:22

Will there be any wet season this year in Rocky?
I'm guessing none at all. My guess.
December 3mm
Jan 15mm
March 32mm
April 2mm
May 0mm
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 11:30

We're somewhat lucky in that we're a few hundred metres from the sea so somewhat are spared too much of the heat...

Having said that the humidity today is not nice. I'm constantly buying those cupboard dehumidifier containers from the cheap shop 600ml ones and in 3 weeks or so they are full of water !

First our Daikin aircon worked but only one room the vent wasn't working (not a major issue from what I researched)

Now we tried to test it the first time since March, yesterday and the thing even though the touchpad is ok , putting it on does nothing to the compressor outside...

Have fans on 3 and luckily we have plants all around the house. Is 28 in the house.

Also last night was 18.7 deg BELOW average odd eh .
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 13:47

how frustrating bundybear frown
ABC Capricornia have just been live on Facebook from a chopper showing footage of burnt areas, maybe worth jumping on there?
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 14:04

bit of showery rain heading for the area, hopefully might dampen things a bit
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 20:34

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
bit of showery rain heading for the area, hopefully might dampen things a bit

Didn't make it. frown
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 27/11/2018 20:52

This humidity is just disgusting.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 08:35

Sorry if I sound insensitive for asking but what is the cause of those fires.. they don't just start by themselves.
Posted by: Werner K

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 09:00

Hope all is well with your property, Bundybear.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 12:02

38.5 deg yep broken the November 1995 record in Yeppoon... humidity in the last hour dropped from 76 to about 36 percent which is a bit of a relief.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 13:30

it is really bad out there today... 41 degrees and blowing swirly winds, any fires starting are going to be spreading very quickly.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 13:34

Got to 39.5 deg humidity dropped a little to 30 percent (still humid in my opinion ) and now the with has gone NE but the damn humidity is back again at Darwin levels .

Ducted aircon not working either... luckily our home has plants around it and we have fans .

According to the BOM with the lower humidity and winds it actually feels 4deg cooler in Rocky !
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 14:02

thunderstorm cells popping up south of Gladstone... not good with lightning :\
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 14:16

41.8 in Yeppoon , damn didn't think it was going that high. Never experienced this temp in Yeppoon before. Maybe at worst a couple of 35/36's a year

Humidity down again which is good.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 14:38

Rocky 43.4 degrees as at 1.06pm and wind gust of 72km/hr recorded at 1.30pm!

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/qldall.shtml
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 14:46

Fire warning upgraded to Catastrophic... :\
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 15:04

Originally Posted By: Hailin
Rocky 43.4 degrees as at 1.06pm and wind gust of 72km/hr recorded at 1.30pm!

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/qldall.shtml



Spoke too soon, it's jumped to 44.4 at 1.46pm.
The 1990 record of 45.3 not too far off anymore.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 15:21

Bad fire in Ambrose, being evacuated immediately, looking from here smokes very thick. Creating some Pyrocumulus cloud above it too.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 15:28

Another fire popped up near Kabra/Neerkol, police being tasked to evacuate homes.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:08

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Another fire popped up near Kabra/Neerkol, police being tasked to evacuate homes.


Sister is in Rocky. Sheís heard Gracemere is evacuating? Has anyone heard anything about that?
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:16

Yes Gracemere is being evacuated, kabra, Stanwell as well.

not good at all. these gusts are insane
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:24

Gracemere residents being told to go to the Rockhampton Showgrounds immediately.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:35

Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Gracemere residents being told to go to the Rockhampton Showgrounds immediately.

Thanks mate👍
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:41

Heres a photo from Allenstown looking south.

Posted by: Steven

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:41

at 3.30pm Rockhampton weather station
42.5C
9% humidity
wind gusts of up to 85km/hr recorded earlier this afternoon.

Atrocious weather conditions for bushfires

Wide Bay ABC radio 855KHz on the AM band is broadcasting from Bundaberg continual information about the bushfires
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:42

Originally Posted By: Steven
at 3.30pm Rockhampton weather station
42.5C
9% humidity
wind gusts of up to 85km/hr recorded earlier this afternoon.

Atrocious weather conditions for bushfires


From what i've read, first time Catastrophic rating has ever been used in QLD?
Posted by: Steven

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 16:45

Until today the Catastrophic fire rating was never used in Queensland. Other states of Australia have had similar conditions before and history has shown how devastating they have been

(I grew up in the Melbourne / Macedon Ranges area in Victoria)

Queenslanders are not used to this type of extreme weather

Edit: moved to Brisbane during 1997
I have never seen 9% humidity before in Queensland for any area from any weather station. Near Ipswich (Brisbane) the humidity has been down to 18%
Posted by: Steven

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 17:20

at 4pm for Rockhampton weather station
42.3C
8% humidity
wind gusts of 69km/hr with stronger gusts to 85km/hr earlier today

comparing with Bundaberg weather station
29.3C
76% humidity
wind gusts 37km/hr (up to 67km/hr earlier today)

Summary: the extreme dry near Rockhampton is driving catastrophic bushfires. the humidity is exceptionally low - meaning there is no moisture in the air. this is the worst case scenario during bushfires

Edit: Wide Bay ABC radio is broadcasting from Bundaberg on 855KHz AM radio. Rockhampton ABC radio frequency is 837KHz AM radio.

listen to local radio for continual information about the bushfire situation
Posted by: Steven

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 18:58

ABC Radio is broadcasting bushfire information
837KHz AM radio (from Rockhampton)
105.5MHz FM radio (from Rockhampton)
855KHz AM radio (from Bundaberg)
100.1MHz FM (Wide Bay)
88.3MHz FM (Miriam Vale)

Edit: updated with extra stations. this information was broadcast by ABC about 5 minutes ago
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 20:06

Gracemere is now ďLeave immediatelyĒ status...
Posted by: Steven

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 20:19

There are so many bushfire alerts for Queensland it is somewhat difficult to keep up with. Several areas in the Capricornia are affected and there is a "Watch and Act" for a fire in the Gold Coast area
Posted by: RC

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 28/11/2018 23:35

What a nasty day it was.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/11/2018 08:15

Lucky for gracemere the wind died down as soon as it did. Not even a puff of smoke this mornin
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/11/2018 08:30

Woke up this morning and the air in Yeppoon feels different, a lot dryer. I mean in Rocky it was dry but here it was more humid and today has gone down a lot , with the SW winds.
Posted by: LDRcycles

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/11/2018 12:07

Originally Posted By: Steven


Edit: moved to Brisbane during 1997
I have never seen 9% humidity before in Queensland for any area from any weather station. Near Ipswich (Brisbane) the humidity has been down to 18%


Not particularly unusual to get single digit humidity way out west in the channel country, I've seen it on meteye a few times recently. Near the coast is another matter of course, the last few days is the sort of weather that creates the horrific fires down south and I didn't think we would experience it up here.
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/11/2018 14:51

Breeze has stoked up fires again at Kabra/Stanwell and the caves.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/11/2018 15:48

Like how accurate is that latest outlook from the BOM ... it almost reads like we aren't going to see much rain over the next few months ?

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/boms-...he-north/528833

What sort of rainfall do you think Rocky / Yeppoon can get if we have El Nino does that mean necessarily dryer than average Jan-March?

Posted by: Wrasse42

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/11/2018 19:09

Didnít know which thread to post in as I see we have another one. The Dry season thread still seems appropriate lol. Wow what a horrible last couple of days and looks like another 5 days at least of heatwave conditions. Was 36c last night at 9pm! Last few runs of GFS look tasty for our area in the long term but will have to wait and see I guess. For those still in fire affected areas stay safe and listen to authorities advice.
Posted by: Rhys.

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 29/11/2018 23:36

I have seen below 10% humidity here in Rocky at least once or twice every couple of years since I started observing over the past ten years or so. Definitely more of an occurrence during our driest months. Not to mention how often it gets below that out west.

Yesterday was a new experience for me definitely. I surely felt like I was living in NSW/Vic with how strong those winds were, and the fire conditions coupled with it. 44.4c in Rocky.
The unusual feeling of excitement inside you when even the worst of situations can unfold. I hope not to offend anyone. Just part of being a weather freak I guess..
Posted by: mysteriousbrad

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/11/2018 13:08

Some idiot purposely lit a fire on the Burnett Hwy ...
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/11/2018 14:51

And I still can't go home. Absolutely no information coming from the local officials about the fire. Still getting it though from unofficial ones though. I honestly feel like someone is planning a surprise party badly except in this case it is a bushfire. I really feel for the people who don't have any idea what is going on within the area. Not everyone is as prosaic as me and the elderly are probably nearly hospital cases by now with the stress of wondering if they have or haven't got a home.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 - 30/11/2018 15:59

Oh, jeez, bundybear, horrible being on pins - as you say the elderly (me) would be in agony.