Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019

Posted by: Raindammit

Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 10:59

Discussion continues.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 18:28

Interesting to see BOM forecasting up to 300mm for Cooktown Tuesday and up to 200mm on Wednesday; not often you see get to see this.

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/cooktown.shtml
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 19:31

Yeah Pacman according to forecasts it seems to be a foregone conclusion that the Low/cyclone will track back across the cape into the coral Sea.. pretty wet for the North of Cairns folk....


But what really annoys me is this afternoon's headline from the idiots at the "Daily Mail"..

"Thousands are told to brace for Cyclone Penny as devastating tropical storm bears down on Australia's coast"


I think we are desperately in need of legislation to stop tabloid Journalism and facebook/social media sites purporting to be real news...maybe we are already past the point of no return...is the world already too far gone..too dumbed down..?
Posted by: crikey

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 19:46

The danger of inflated reporting is 'the boy who cried wolf to many times'
If TC's are over dramatized un-necessarily and repeatedly, and nothing much eventuates .People stop listening and send news to the keeper and yawn
Then when a real emergency occurs people send it to the keeper and become complacent.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 19:50

Originally Posted By: scott12



I think we are desperately in need of legislation to stop tabloid Journalism and facebook/social media sites purporting to be real news...maybe we are already past the point of no return...is the world already too far gone..too dumbed down..?






I absolutely agree. It's down-right dangerous. Scaremongering at its best (worst). The great unwashed believe it, people at work were talking about how they had to prepare for a Cat 4, I have no idea where they got that titbit from...

Sigh...

Anyways, what are people's thoughts on the rain for Cairns area????
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 21:52

I would like to point out that now the MT has formed we have had no rain. If the current model forecasts come to pass we will have no real rain for the next 10 days.
I have always said that I find MT's to be a let down most of the time.
Wettest December on record for a lot of locations with no MT. smile
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 22:42

Happy new year FNQ'rs... Here's hoping that next year is better than last year in every way and that you and yours all stay safe and happy over the next one.
Best regards to all. smile
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/12/2018 23:59

Happy New Year all!!!
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 01:00

Happy New Year people.
Now it is actually january. (in QLD anyway). wink
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 07:32

Happy new year all.

What a windy night! Some pretty decent gusts woke me up regularly throughout the night.
Not feeling confident about any rainfall today. BoM saying 4-20 today and 8-30 tomorrow for MAP.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 08:37

Happy New Year all.

Spent the night with friends down on the beach, camp fire crackling, live music in the background, and gentle breeze. Great night and great company.

Ended up with 3308mm for the year out of my tin. A tiny little bit different to the huge figures of around 700mm out in Charters Towers.

Not sure what New Year Penny is going to end up doing but like most women I am sure it will be whatever she wants😜
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 09:10

Feels like this event (Penny) won't give us much - isn't she too far north now?
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 09:44

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Feels like this event (Penny) won't give us much - isn't she too far north now?


The further north she goes now the more likely we will get something if and when she returns. But you are right in that we will get diddly squat as she travels east
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 11:35

As Meteye indicates an even loopier path that Owen. Oh joy.
Posted by: Westy80

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 13:12

Sustained winds really picking up here in Weipa
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 13:29

Originally Posted By: Westy80
Sustained winds really picking up here in Weipa


Sounds awesome Westy, do you know the last Cyclone crossed at Weipa?

Will be interesting to see how you guys fare with this system as im sure the BOM will be paying close attention to the obs there as Penny crosses over.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 13:56

Cooktown 300mm and Cairns 80mm forecast rainfall have all been quashed which was feared would happen as this setup has shown before with any GOC cyclones feeder bands being blocked when another low pressure system forms close by in the coral sea.

With this setup we need TC Penny back in the Coral sea to witness anything noteworthy or to drag the monsoon down over us.

Cairns aero humidity is down to 53%, good laundry drying weather.
Posted by: Westy80

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 14:11

Not sure Pacman. Only just moved here. Quite a few trees down already and it's still 85km away.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 14:53

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Cooktown 300mm and Cairns 80mm forecast rainfall have all been quashed which was feared would happen as this setup has shown before with any GOC cyclones feeder bands being blocked when another low pressure system forms close by in the coral sea.

With this setup we need TC Penny back in the Coral sea to witness anything noteworthy or to drag the monsoon down over us.



You haven't had enough rain for the moment Pacman...?....I'm certainly not fearing a week or 2 of dryish weather...
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 15:16

Amen to that, Scott, am optimistic enough to have sown seeds of parsley, basil and celery which have all succumbed to sodden roots.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 15:31

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Pacman
Cooktown 300mm and Cairns 80mm forecast rainfall have all been quashed which was feared would happen as this setup has shown before with any GOC cyclones feeder bands being blocked when another low pressure system forms close by in the coral sea.

With this setup we need TC Penny back in the Coral sea to witness anything noteworthy or to drag the monsoon down over us.



You haven't had enough rain for the moment Pacman...?....I'm certainly not fearing a week or 2 of dryish weather...


Haha yeah what can i say.... not that i don't mind the break from the rain, however I do love the opportunity for a good rain lashing or cyclonic event while the season is on as we know it won't last forever wink

Lets hope the remaining months of the wet season are as generous to what's been had thus far.... Bring on a very wet 2019.

Happy New Year all.
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 17:49

Im with you Pacman, I want more! I'm getting bored of all these severe weather warnings that come to a weezy puff of wind and some heavy showers.

Happy New Year everyone smile
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 19:16

Agreed. MORE MORE MORE. This is the wet season and I wait all year for it!! No such thing as too much - we are built for this.

And agree to all the SWW... people become complacent...
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 20:22

I presume everyone wanting more and dramatic weather don't intend evacuating when a cyclone threatens. After all, houses these days are built for the severest conditions, right? Right...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 21:31

I turned the SWW notifications off a day or so ago.

Just too many meaningless SMS's & emails. Logged in and un-ticked 4 boxes and save changes. That's it.
And it's not about becoming complacent. These warnings were maybe a 5% chance of coming off.
I couldn't see any way to only receive the red & black, (2nd top & top) priority ones only.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 22:00

It is when complacency sets in...I saw this a few weeks back.



As for weather, last year was a year of records.
Highest March rainfall (2064mm)
Highest Dec rainfall (1013)
Lowest rainfall of 0mm for Aug.
Longest dry spell since we have been here (12 years)
First time over 40,41,42deg.
longest stretch of consecutive days over 35 deg.

I am sure there is a few more, but can't think of them right now.

2018 was my 3rd wettest and the first time i have cracked the 5mtr mark since 2011 and only the second time nudging over 4mtrs since 2011.

2018 was a strange year for weather,Even some of the citrus did not know what is going on, i have one plant that has flowered on 5 separate occasions last year and is in full bloom again.
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 22:10

Originally Posted By: dormant
I presume everyone wanting more and dramatic weather don't intend evacuating when a cyclone threatens. After all, houses these days are built for the severest conditions, right? Right...



We would have no where to go, my mum's house is more unsafe than ours (she's the only close person I have here) and there's no way I'm leaving my pets behind and going to the shelter. Take our chances here.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/01/2019 22:54

Originally Posted By: Birdie
Originally Posted By: dormant
I presume everyone wanting more and dramatic weather don't intend evacuating when a cyclone threatens. After all, houses these days are built for the severest conditions, right? Right...



We would have no where to go, my mum's house is more unsafe than ours (she's the only close person I have here) and there's no way I'm leaving my pets behind and going to the shelter. Take our chances here.


If you are anywhere near the beachfront it would be wise to check out where your nearest Cyclone shelter is birdie....during cyclone Yasi all the beachside areas were wisely evacuated ..all the homes near the beach at Hull heads and Tully heads had the ocean surge through them and furniture,household goods and house components were strewn up to several hundred metres inland..
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 01:19

Originally Posted By: scott12
....during cyclone Yasi all the beachside areas were wisely evacuated ..all the homes near the beach at Hull heads and Tully heads had the ocean surge through them and furniture,household goods and house components were strewn up to several hundred metres inland..

That evacuation from Holloways cost me $80 for a motel room way up the hill at Stratford.
A huge big room with rake ceilings. All was good 'til midnight when the power went off. Candles and more wine, but no aircon or fans. smirk
Posted by: darknstormy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 06:54

Why is it that they say yo go to the smallest room in the house as that is the safest, then if you get told to go to a shelter you are in a big stadium with louvre windows??
We are at the beaches in a yellow zone but weren't evacuated for Yasi. I felt safer at home with our dog anyway, we would never leave her.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 08:24

Doubtful but wonder if that area of convergence will make it this far south. It has been moving steadily south overnight. Looks good on the 512km Cairns radar for 12 hours on the faster settings
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 09:12

Originally Posted By: darknstormy
Why is it that they say yo go to the smallest room in the house as that is the safest, then if you get told to go to a shelter you are in a big stadium with louvre windows??
We are at the beaches in a yellow zone but weren't evacuated for Yasi. I felt safer at home with our dog anyway, we would never leave her.


Yasi went south of cairns so there was no chance of storm surge and it was so far south in the end that cairns got nothing anyway. As for sheltering. The smallest room in the house will be the strongest therefore less likely to collapse. Evacuation centres are built to stronger standards even though they are big.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 09:25

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Doubtful but wonder if that area of convergence will make it this far south. It has been moving steadily south overnight. Looks good on the 512km Cairns radar for 12 hours on the faster settings


Have been watching this also Simmo, seems the smaller low that was near Bougainville reef sabotaging our rainfall has now moved East and appearing over Willis Island on radar. http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR412.loop.shtml#skip

Also of interest is this little number making an appearance in the northern hemisphere moving into the Gulf of Thailand and may cross into the Indian Ocean; not sure if this has been seen before?? http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/products/wp3618.gif
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 11:26

Originally Posted By: dormant
I presume everyone wanting more and dramatic weather don't intend evacuating when a cyclone threatens. After all, houses these days are built for the severest conditions, right? Right...



Nothing new about my old shed.
As the others have said , it's the wet season , bring it on.
Up to Cat 3 nothing much to worry about , 4 & 5 bring more danger and require a bit more in the preparation , but won't be going anywhere.

If I was beach front or even a few streets back totally different situation and I'd have plans for any event.
We live in the tropics , Tropical cyclones are apart of life here as is huge rain events and good blows, it's all part of the mix that makes this area such a great place to live.

I love watching how these systems have behaved this year , the chriss crossing of the peninsular as other levels influence their travel has been very interesting.

Only 9mm here this morning


Cheers
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 12:45

Wow, she is moving at the rate of knots... what do we think about the recurve back to the coast? She's going so quick...
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 13:23

She'll recurve, it's just a matter of when and where. Latest GFS has her crossing at Cape Flattery.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 14:04

Zero forecast of rain, in my mind I think that's going to change suddenly at some point, rain on radar is slowly south moving at this stage.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 14:56

GFS has been up and down the coast like a Jetstar flight for the last 24hrs. EC has been a little more stable but has also moved further north with each run.

The key will be how far out into the Coral See she moves and whether or not it is a continuous large recurve or a small stall and about face. This will determine region for landfall. The bigger the recurve, the further south the landfall.

Who really knows! If Owen taught us anything it is that we are merely guessing in the end. Playing with probabilities. I am cyclone ready, just a few pot plants to move.

Again a lovely day, not too hot and a gentle breeze.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 19:54

Its pretty unusual for cyclones to travel poleward right? So can we assume that that counts out the far north if and when a recurve occurs? Surely it will continue in a south direction (even if it was WSW?)
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 20:31

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Its pretty unusual for cyclones to travel poleward right? So can we assume that that counts out the far north if and when a recurve occurs? Surely it will continue in a south direction (even if it was WSW?)

Thatís the thing, they usually donít go poleward BUT sometimes they do....
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 20:37

They always go poleward unless there is something to steer them elsewhere. I get the feeling you mean they don't normally travel toward the equator.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 02/01/2019 22:07

Originally Posted By: Weary
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Its pretty unusual for cyclones to travel poleward right? So can we assume that that counts out the far north if and when a recurve occurs? Surely it will continue in a south direction (even if it was WSW?)

Thatís the thing, they usually donít go poleward BUT sometimes they do....



Sorry... meant towards the equator... Dud moment for me.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 05:09

It's a bit of a stretch even calling it a cyclone at the moment, with a central pressure of 996 hPa.

Looks a bit of a mess on the sat images.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 07:31

992hPa as of 5:08am hickory.

Hopefully she washes out a lot more before she hits the coast. Might stand a chance getting some rain then.

Looks like beautiful weather for the next few days though. Will be able to see the grass grow.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 07:54

Yes looks messy. Also has moved in a more easterly direction rather than SE. Perhaps this is why the coastal crossing is gradually moving north. Nobody seems to know when this thing is likely to turn and it seems to be moving a lot slower than they anticipated. Today will tell us a lot.

Stunning morning walk along the beach this morning. Can not complain about the weather right now.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 08:10

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: Weary
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Its pretty unusual for cyclones to travel poleward right? So can we assume that that counts out the far north if and when a recurve occurs? Surely it will continue in a south direction (even if it was WSW?)

Thatís the thing, they usually donít go poleward BUT sometimes they do....



Sorry... meant towards the equator... Dud moment for me.

What he said eek
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 13:23

Wow Penny is scooting a long faster than predicted. At 10am today she was already where they were forecasting, yesterday, for her to be at 4pm today. Wonder how this will affect things
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 15:02

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Nobody seems to know when this thing is likely to turn and it seems to be moving a lot slower than they anticipated. Today will tell us a lot.

Maybe it's not going to turn,SF.
Nothing is 100% certain with TC's, or any weather for that matter. The weather doesn't play by any rule book, but in another day we'll all know.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 17:10

Got pretty hot today maxing at 35.3c
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 03/01/2019 17:41

Made it to 36 point something here, then forgot to look again. Didn't think it got much hotter, but my mandarin and lemon trees are looking a bit sad. Might have to water them by hand tonight with the trigger action thingy on my hose, and hope there's no march flies around.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 04/01/2019 04:06

Originally Posted By: cold@28
..... and hope there's no march flies around.

Don't wear anything blue. crazy
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 04/01/2019 08:16

18c this morning, loving this weather.

Looks like things could start being a little stormy. It has been a while since we have had a storm now.

Models are all over the place with TC Penny this morning but the general consensus is a move north. I think it will be another 24-48 hours before we start to see some good agreement again.

GFS has Penny out in the CS the longest then crossing her as maybe a cat 1 around 12/13th between Innisfail and Ingham.
EC has her at a cat 1 crossing on the 10/11th between Port and Cairns.
CMC as a cat 1 just north of Cooktown on the 11th.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 04/01/2019 08:35

Cool this morning for sure
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 04/01/2019 09:44

Well it's a bright sunny day here,
Clear blue skies.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 04/01/2019 16:56

Storm birds calling without stopping this afternoon at Gvale

Was in Airlie Beach for 4 days, storm birds calling the entire time
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 04/01/2019 20:38

It just tried to rain! But failed... frown
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 02:43

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
GFS has Penny out in the CS the longest then crossing her as maybe a cat 1 around 12/13th between Innisfail and Ingham.
EC has her at a cat 1 crossing on the 10/11th between Port and Cairns.
CMC as a cat 1 just north of Cooktown on the 11th.

It's looking more and more likely that TC Penny is going to be a Cat Nothing fairly soon.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 07:22

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
GFS has Penny out in the CS the longest then crossing her as maybe a cat 1 around 12/13th between Innisfail and Ingham.
EC has her at a cat 1 crossing on the 10/11th between Port and Cairns.
CMC as a cat 1 just north of Cooktown on the 11th.

It's looking more and more likely that TC Penny is going to be a Cat Nothing fairly soon.


Just a wet Cat
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 07:57

Good agreement with EC and GFS this morning. Both have her crossing as a TL on Wednesday night - Thursday morning. If this does happen I wonder if we will get a repeat of Owen when he crossed. Two zombie cyclones in one year. crazy
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 08:10

I was thinking the same thing Simmo, but hopefully this time it will keep heading west and go and annoy Popeye and co
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 11:34

Nice little shower happening right now. Of course it would, I poisoned this morning.😡
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 15:52

Sometimes looking at the radar, if there's any rain showing, I flick to 128km to make the rain area look bigger. Sadly, it doesn't mean (more) rain...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 22:24

Anybody else subscribe to Early Warning Network (EWN)?
Just got a text and email to say they'd been hacked.
Posted by: Ticktock

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 22:34

Me too smirk
Posted by: Green n Lumpy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 22:39

...and me

Says to email to unsubscribe - bit late for that.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 22:40

Here's something I found on Reddit, not that it says much.
https://www.reddit.com/r/brisbane/comments/act9j2/anyone_else_just_get_this_text_about_the_early/

One poster says the site is up again, but I still can't get in.

We don't usually hear of this kind of thing til 6 months later do we...

Right, it's back now.....rush to change password....or not? grin
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 23:20

I un-subscibed a week ago.
Just meaningless SWW notifications that were never going to happen. If anything worth taking seriously develops, I'm sure WZ and the forums will be flooded with news of it.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 05/01/2019 23:31

Originally Posted By: hickory
I un-subscibed a week ago.
Just meaningless SWW notifications that were never going to happen. If anything worth taking seriously develops, I'm sure WZ and the forums will be flooded with news of it.

Thinking you may be right hickory. A few years ago, it may have been more relevant, and may be fine for people who aren't watching. But for me at Chillagoe, we're right in the corner of 3 weather districts and none of them relevant to us. Nothing ever makes it this far, whichever direction it comes from. grin
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 06/01/2019 00:10

Originally Posted By: cold@28
A few years ago, it may have been more relevant, and may be fine for people who aren't watching. But for me at Chillagoe, we're right in the corner of 3 weather districts and none of them relevant to us. Nothing ever makes it this far, whichever direction it comes from. grin

I'm sure that anything even close to being a threat will be all over the forums, and the media, so it makes the SWW's a bit unnecessary.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 06/01/2019 08:20

7mm from that scud yesterday morning.

Seems Penny is like most women, loves to keep you waiting.😂
😬oops can I say that now in these thin skinned days. Who cares I will anyway!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 06/01/2019 08:30

Looking like things could get a little wet wednesday evening through Thursday. Only problem is my sis is flying in wednesday night at 1045pm.
Models are all pretty much in agreement though it is still outside the 48 hour period that they are most accurate. If they are still saying the same tuesday morning then I will start thinking of plans to be able to get down the range to pick her up. Might have to spend the night in Cairns.
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 06/01/2019 20:28

crap weather, about as boring as watching test cricket smile
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 06/01/2019 21:13

Perfect for a day on the water and a couple of grunter in the esky 😋

*8mm from showerage yesterday
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 07/01/2019 12:01

What's next, bit of rain for a day maybe from the remnants of Penny?

Still better than this time last year, first rains didn't show until around the 20th approx of Jan, this year we imitate the garden of Eden and look for more of the same - lovely
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 07/01/2019 17:53

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
What's next, bit of rain for a day maybe from the remnants of Penny?

Still better than this time last year, first rains didn't show until around the 20th approx of Jan, this year we imitate the garden of Eden and look for more of the same - lovely


Yeah it was still brown out here till the end of Jan last year. We had 11.2mm the 16th, 17.8mm the 17th, 11.8mm the 18th and 33.8mm 19th. That was the start of the wet

Compared to green pretty much since the start of December this season
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 07/01/2019 19:38

Latest update on Penny has hit going south, around TSV. Us being to the north means minimal rain right?

What are the factors that could nudge it a little north??

I am hoping for a bit of a soaking...despite the recent December drenching!
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 07/01/2019 20:02

Originally Posted By: drivenunder

What are the factors that could nudge it a little north?


she sees Townsville and says "screw this place, Cairns is much nicer" laugh
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 07/01/2019 20:06

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I am hoping for a bit of a soaking...

Is it too much to ask...?

8mm from passing shows this afternoon. Just getting piddly bits like that here and there. The best Owen could give us was 13mm of vertical rain, had hoped for more than that out of Penny.

We really really need something to replenish the water table.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 08:00

Hopefully we should get something from ex penny. When ex owen crossed the first time there was plenty of rain to his north I think. Dont think we will see any big totals though.

I will be happy with 50mm over the next few days. Should be a few storms about too which will probably be pretty fast moving.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 11:45

Man it is humid today. DP was at 26c before. Has dropped to 24.5c now.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 12:03

33.4 degrees
49% humidity

7/8ths cloud -- nice big puffy ones everywhere
Birds chirping including a few different ones, crows cawing.
Another lovely day. smile
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 18:19

2 days in a row I have left Mareeba just before the stormage, get home to the distant thunder up there 🙄
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 18:29

Stormage inbound..... I hope,
I must be getting old, not too hot and humid today , but gee I'm feeling it, maybe less coffee more water ?
I think it got to 35 and about 70%
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 18:52

The rain has made it over the range 😁😁
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 18:57

Originally Posted By: Weary
The rain has made it over the range 😁😁


Not here, our best chance is normally from Malanda way but even that looks loke no chance atm
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 19:00

Looks like that cell just missed the city as well
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 19:16

Just take a look at what that cell is doing BY Chillagoe, not over it.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fqIpy8DneglgMc_1z2TZpEjPHLp6faj2
The rain is trying to belt down, but we're only getting widely spaced intermittent drops. Occasional short gusts of wind.
Force field reigns again...

Edit: added link to screenshot

Edit 2: I might actually be able to call this rain. And there might be 2 or 3mm in the gauge when it's gone. Fingers crossed. At least I won't have to water the plants. :))
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 21:18

What an awesome storm today. Only managed 7mm which was suprising but there were so many CGs and massive cracks from nearby strikes.
Put on a good show for my visitors.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 08/01/2019 21:21

7mm from that thunder and lightning band just now.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 00:15

Neighbour said 22mm by 7pm. Continued to rain on and off. I'll check in the morning... smile
Posted by: Night Rain

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 06:37

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Neighbour said 22mm by 7pm. Continued to rain on and off. I'll check in the morning... smile

That's what we got here. smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 07:12

Should hopefully be a similar afternoon to yesterday. Intense fast moving storms. It definitely was intense yesterday.
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 07:25

Stuff all here last night, rumbles around us but no rain.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 07:36

3mm and a baby gecko for me
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 08:44

The Biboohra rainfall data for December has been added. The site recorded 398.6mm which is 17.6mm less than I recorded.
It was the sites wettest December since records began in 1947 by 61.2mm. Previous record was 337.4mm back in 1975.

Feels like it is going to be a humid one today. Hopefully the storms kick in a little earlier. Maxed at 36.2c yesterday
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 09:35

Originally Posted By: Night Rain
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Neighbour said 22mm by 7pm. Continued to rain on and off. I'll check in the morning... smile

That's what we got here. smile

Got another 3mm.....so that's 25mm,not a bad drop.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 12:03

Whats your DP Simmo? MAP 28c ! Can't be right surely
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 12:04

25.7c Currently
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 12:05

Hmm that sounds more like it
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 12:07

You up in Mareeba today RF
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 12:09

Just dropped to 24c. I think the MAP DP has been buggered since that big storm.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 12:43

Weather station reads 34.5 degrees here, but it doesn't feel that warm.

It's clock keeps getting slower, so I expect it's temperature readings will have to start failing at some stage soon.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 13:04

Yeah Mareeba all week mate
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 13:04

Currently 33.5c and DP at 25.3c. Just walked the electric fence perimeter to remove any fallen branches from yesterdays storm. Dripping with sweat now.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 13:04

Some more build up than yesterday already
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 13:08

Sure is RF. Hopefully we will start seeing cells by 1pm. Storms will be moving as fast as yesterday if not faster.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 14:01

Nice structure over Goldsborough way
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 14:24

Nice solid downpour here at home; short lived however making the place all the more humid for it.

6mm in the gauge.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 14:53

edit** Rain goes on here...the place is feeling much cooler now 11mm and counting!

Looking forward to the coming days, hopeful to see some good falls if the forecasts go to plan wink
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 14:57

Hearing rumbles, címon storm, you can get here..
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 15:13

😁😁😁😁😁
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 15:15

Smashing it down here in the city, 10mm so far
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 15:31

35.9 degrees and 37% humidity
Mostly sunny, of course, but to the east are some very high puffy clouds building up and look like they're moving this way.

I've got to go to Atherton on Friday to get the airbags changed on the car, it will probably dump torrents over the road between Chillagoe and Almaden. They'll have to wash it beforehand to work on it, instead of afterwards...
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 15:40

Here comes round two, 22mm from that first intense cell
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 18:14

17.5mm from this afternoonís storm
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 19:31

A meagre 2mm out here this arvo.
Posted by: crikey

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 19:49

ACCESS R hopeful for you guys in the proximity of 20 deg S give or take a deg or 2. Tonight and all day tomorrow
Townsville is 19.5 deg s latitude

ACCESS R showing an intense but not overly wide rain signal in this area overnight and all day tomorrow. If that happens you should do ok. The signal is very coastal overnight
The low over Townsville region midnight ish
Apparently you will have a NE infeed coming through the eastern and southern flank of this low from midnight to tomorrow arvo with some very heavy rain rates.
Here is the link
see how ACCESS R goes.

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/v...it=Refresh+View
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 20:22

Lights dimmed for quite a few seconds, and now it has just started to dump rain, a bright flash of lightning, and a big rumble of thunder. Looks good on the radar. Fingers crossed. Who needs Penny if this keeps up every day or so.

Edit:
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR192.loop.shtml#skip
It can't possibly miss us, can it? We'll get a couple millimetres out of it.

There goes another rumble. Nice.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 22:02

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Looks good on the radar.

35mm
Still a few rumbles around
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 23:00

Nice C@28. Only 3mm here today
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 09/01/2019 23:31

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Nice C@28. Only 3mm here today

Yes it was Simmo, and exciting for a short while too. grin
Hope there's more of that coming.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 08:08

Rain outlook has dimmed somewhat, unless I am not seeing the full story
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 08:33

Should see some great storm activity today/tomorrow. Should be a little slower moving too hopefully. 6.4mm here.

Feeling very steamy this morning.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 09:08

Extremely oppressive here. Stuff all breeze. Just took the old dog for a lap on the beach, we both burned out quick and headed for home.

Might see some nice showers over the next couple of days as the low tracks to our inland bringing in some nice NE and E seabreezes. Who knows, it is not like old Penny to do what is expected of her.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 11:32

No breeze here either. Last nights storm blew the tops off my compost bins, even though held down with slabs of marble. I heard a few things go bang last night but wasn't that keen on getting wet... Glad my garden was though.

35mm wasn't too bad. It went right over us for a change.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 12:19

Great to see you getting a share of rain 28. I know all too well the frustration of missing out when you really need it. Both physically and mentally.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 12:30

Very steamy in Gvale this morning - even before 8am is was a cooking experience in the sun
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 13:54

Stormage building on the tablelands already, whatís the steering like today?
Posted by: Night Rain

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 13:59

We are getting some good rain from the storm here, Weary. It appears to be headed your way.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 14:48

Coming in hot on the radar for Gordonvale
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 15:08

And some quite fierce storms due into Cairns shortly... or not if it fades on the coastal plain... Sadly the one up here isn't even occluding the sun and probably moving away,
Whoaa the traffic cam is black in the distance https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/cameras.html
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 15:21

Which camera Dormant
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 15:25

Bottom of list for Far North but as you know in real time, things are ephemeral!
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 15:45

60mm in 30 mins - not done yet
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 15:49

Nice drop Wandjina.

Let's hope this cell can maintain its intensity by the time it reaches the city
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 15:54

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Nice drop Wandjina.

Let's hope this cell can maintain its intensity by the time it reaches the city


Definitely going to plonk onto Cairns but a large part of the mass is going to go east of the city it seems
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 16:06

yippee SWW for Redlynch!!

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Cardwell, Tully, Atherton, Gordonvale, Ravenshoe, Abergowrie, Julatten, Lucinda and Redlynch.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 16:12

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:03 pm Thursday, 10 January 2019.

Widespread rain areas transitioning to extensive, heavy thunderstorm activity across the northeast tropics

Weather Situation: Widespread heavy rain areas have eased across the northeast tropics, however thunderstorms with localised heavy rainfall are expected to continue developing this afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Cardwell, Tully, Atherton, Gordonvale, Ravenshoe, Abergowrie, Julatten, Lucinda and Redlynch.

54mm of rain has been recorded at Greenhaven in 30 minutes up to 3pm.

106mm of rain has been recorded at Alva Beach in 3 hours up to 1pm.

60mm of rain has been recorded at Gairloch (near Ingham) in 1 hour up to 1pm

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6:05 pm.

Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 16:27

Wonder why Cairns was left off in the warning?

Can't be to keep the tourists happy?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 16:46

Originally Posted By: Rawhide
Wonder why Cairns was left off in the warning?

Can't be to keep the tourists happy?


I would say BoM dont think it will make it too Cairns. Looking at the radar they are right.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 16:50

Yep, either washed out before it hit the city or went to our east, 1mm only here.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 18:06

I know HF, smashed your 1mm with a massive 2mm😎😎
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 18:34

So frustrating that storms get within a few KM's of us and die on the spot. It's infuriating!!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 18:35

54mm at home, plenty bolts up Mareeba way, how did you fare Simmo?
Posted by: GrannyK

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 19:06

70mm for us at Ayr for ex penny passing
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 19:09

Went for a drive down to Edmonton(east of the highway) to try and get some photos of the lightning and it turned out to have very little good CG action. The sky was BLACK though. Got home just before it started flogging down. Got one very close bolt there but apart from that it was all just rumbles
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 19:22

Looks like the inner tube is full, so about an inch Iíd say. Black as six foot up a camels backside out behind Dunk.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 19:38

23mm here so far. Think we should be in for a few more mm tonight and tomorrow
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 20:06

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
23mm here so far. Think we should be in for a few more mm tonight and tomorrow


Fingers crossed.

I've just watered the plants. Will it bring rain? Looking forward to a muddy drive out of here tomorrow, if I'm lucky. :-/
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 20:37

You can all thank me, I washed my car thismorning, it never fails!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 20:41

Originally Posted By: Birdie
You can all thank me, I washed my car thismorning, it never fails!

Please bring your car out here an wash it.
Mind you you will need to give it a good wash again when you get home. grin
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 10/01/2019 21:16

Nice cell popping up near the airport
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 06:11

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Birdie
You can all thank me, I washed my car thismorning, it never fails!

Please bring your car out here an wash it.
Mind you you will need to give it a good wash again when you get home. grin

Doesn't work.... cry Unless you hang your washing and leave your windows down/open after watering your garden while dressed in nothing more than a towel and a Murkin while pretending to play video killed the radio star by the Buggles on bagpipes...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 07:10

Hahaha marakai. You did forget to top up the pool and pump water into the rain water tanks though.

Hopefully some stormage again today. Steering will be bugger all this arvo so they will be very slow moving. What steering there is will push storms away from the coast. You will basically need one to build on top of you out here. Cairns will need storms to start over ocean.
Wonder if what is currently out at sea will make the coast?
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 07:14

33mm mostly from a storm yesterday afternoon. All the weather sitting just off the coast. Nothing pushing it this way at this stage.
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 07:20

Too early for making me LOL marakai, I had to google murkin though, I am sure an old school teacher of mine wore one on his head.

hopefully a wet day ahead, looks promising for now.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 08:17

Radar looks very interesting - convergence lines out there to the N/NE??
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 09:09

LOL. Good morning everyone. Nice to start the day with a laugh.

8mm from overnight rain.

Why is it I never remember to dress for cold when I go to Atherton...?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 09:59

Yeah I always forget too c@28.
Looks like the northern beaches are going to get a good drop.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 14:46

Finally getting some rain, hardly a torrential downpour though
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 15:38

Steady rain at Meringa
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 17:33

This convergence line doesn't look like it will produce much for us this time. Hopefully i am wrong.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 18:33

Looks like a bit over 20mm for this arv. Had to put wipers on Babinda speed for a bit
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 18:57

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Had to put wipers on Babinda speed for a bit

LOL you can take that two ways RF.

wouldn't know how much fell here today, my nylex has grown legs and disappeared.... mmm nice neighbors smile
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 19:04

Originally Posted By: BongWater
wouldn't know how much fell here today, my nylex has grown legs and disappeared.... mmm nice neighbors smile

Have you got side and back fences, BW ? Knocking off a fella's rain gauge. What a mongrel act.
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 19:16

Fenced all round, was there before I went to Coles this morn, gone half hour later.....
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 19:17

52mm out at the beaches so far today. One of those welcome surprises as it was almost getting close to needing to water the garden.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 19:40

Originally Posted By: BongWater
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Had to put wipers on Babinda speed for a bit

LOL you can take that two ways RF.


😂 I meant weatherwise BW

Originally Posted By: BongWater

wouldn't know how much fell here today, my nylex has grown legs and disappeared.... mmm nice neighbors smile


Bloody serious, that's ridiculous.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 19:48

About 26mm for the day here
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 20:02

Just started raining 45 minutes ago.
At half hour my neighbour noted 17mm.
Nice.
Little bit of thunder around.

Edit.... Is this 30 or 31mm? 😊😊😊
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10KODmKm0Ax4C7rIvDIf_i_dLhD_JVODv/view?usp=drivesdk
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 11/01/2019 21:44

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
52mm out at the beaches so far today. One of those welcome surprises as it was almost getting close to needing to water the garden.


5mm here in Smithfield - what a difference a few KMS can make???
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 12/01/2019 08:10

15mm overnight. Now good olí Penny has gone perhaps a more regular weather pattern can return.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 12/01/2019 08:27

Looks like relatively mild weather over the next week with boring SE winds. frown
There is a chance of a storm but not holding my breath for anything exciting.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 12/01/2019 08:42

37 mm for me. Herd of orange thighed tree frogs free to good home (or a bad home, any home actually) will deliver.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 12/01/2019 08:51

10mm overnight
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 12/01/2019 09:23


Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
52mm out at the beaches so far today. One of those welcome surprises as it was almost getting close to needing to water the garden.


5mm here in Smithfield - what a difference a few KMS can make???


Yes DU, seems so. I was watching the radar off and on during the day and then knew it had hit home by the amount of water lying around. Must have been very localised as I have seen pics of flooding at Clifton shops car park yesterday. I reckon Palm Cove would have copped more.

Another 12mm overnight, including a nice patch of rain at about 5am.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 12/01/2019 09:28

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
52mm out at the beaches so far today. One of those welcome surprises as it was almost getting close to needing to water the garden.


5mm here in Smithfield - what a difference a few KMS can make???


Yes DU, seems so. I was watching the radar off and on during the day and then knew it had hit home by the amount of water lying around. Must have been very localised as I have seen pics of flooding at Clifton shops car park yesterday. I reckon Palm Cove would have copped more.

Another 12mm overnight, including a nice patch of rain at about 5am.


Palm cove Surf Club had a video of a nice downpour on FB.

30.6mm

I'm away in Vic next week, sounds like I may have timed it perfectly ay Simmo?
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 12/01/2019 15:23

Exciting weather...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 13/01/2019 07:42

GFS extended has been showing a low in the GoC around the 25th Jan. Has been there for quite a few runs now so fingers crossed.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 13/01/2019 08:57

Cant complain about the season this year, early start (compared to some previous years) and delivery plenty smile
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 13/01/2019 09:36

Weird weather out here. It feels like it's March with a cool dry breeze.

Did our season start early? Wonder if the magnetic fields have anything to do with it. The magnetic north pole has apparently accelerated to 50km per year, from Canada towards Siberia. So much faster they're having to update GPS software before they planned to. This surely must be having an effect of some kind.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 13/01/2019 10:03

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Weird weather out here. It feels like it's March with a cool dry breeze.

Did our season start early? Wonder if the magnetic fields have anything to do with it. The magnetic north pole has apparently accelerated to 50km per year, from Canada towards Siberia. So much faster they're having to update GPS software before they planned to. This surely must be having an effect of some kind.

I am not going to complain about the lower humidity days we are having atm. I am sure it won't last. The speed of the magnetic NP is amazing isn't it. I am not sure exactly what effect it would have on weather though. You would have to imagine it would do something.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 13/01/2019 18:06

Still 38% at 5pm.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 13/01/2019 18:23

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
The speed of the magnetic NP is amazing isn't it. I am not sure exactly what effect it would have on weather though. You would have to imagine it would do something.

Only a few months ago, I was reading that the Nth and Sth poles may be going to flip one day, though it could be a few hundred years from now.

Quote:
Our planetís history includes at least several hundred global magnetic reversals, where north and south magnetic poles swap places.
There can also be temporary and incomplete reversals, known as events and excursions, in which the magnetic poles move away from the geographic poles Ė perhaps even crossing the equator Ė before returning back to their original locations.

The last full reversal, the Brunhes-Matuyama, occurred around 780,000 years ago. A temporary reversal, the Laschamp event, occurred around 41,000 years ago. It lasted less than 1,000 years with the actual change of polarity lasting around 250 years.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 04:02

Curious about Space weather ?

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthrea...cts#Post1471800
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 07:07

13mm from some heavy but fast downpours last night.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 17:26

Lurrrve the way this rain just keeps coming this afternoon. :))
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 18:46

There has been some decent showers throughout the day, sitting on 30mm
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 19:35

It's so nice that it's...just...wet.

The last few years most of our rain has been from storms, not just nice rainy weather.

45mm at 6pm
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 19:46

Raining on and off all day, 30mm
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 21:03

Seemed to have rain every hr all day long, getting around 23mm for the day - feeling particularly wet. A few hrs more of it left to go yet if radar is any indication
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 21:11

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Seemed to have rain every hr all day long, getting around 23mm for the day - feeling particularly wet. A few hrs more of it left to go yet if radar is any indication

I'd like this to continue for a few days more yet.
We had 45mm today by 6pm and a bit more since.

Nicked out and transplanted some tomatoes just before dark, and the rain had barely penetrated an inch into the potting mix in the garden bed. Everything below that was dry.

We really need lots and lots of rain to replenish the water table. The first few years I was living here, there was always water seeping out of the creekbank at the swimming hole, you had to be careful you didn't slip in the mud, all year. Now there's nothing out of the top 3/4 of the bank, and almost nothing out of the bottom section.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 21:40

Fingers crossed C@28 for the western areas. Nearly 40mm here today. More bands of heavy showers on the way.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 21:51

Originally Posted By: cold@28
It's so nice that it's...just...wet.

The last few years most of our rain has been from storms, not just nice rainy weather.

45mm at 6pm


Nice C@28. 1.4mm here

What is you MTD. I think you are smashing my total this month.
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 22:18

Nice moderate rain out here at the moment. Just how I like it 😀
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 22:35

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: cold@28
It's so nice that it's...just...wet.

The last few years most of our rain has been from storms, not just nice rainy weather.

45mm at 6pm


Nice C@28. 1.4mm here

What is you MTD. I think you are smashing my total this month.

8.00am Saturday it was 107mm
So with today's it will be 152mm plus...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 14/01/2019 22:38

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Nice moderate rain out here at the moment. Just how I like it 😀

There's some good rain in those heavy showers,- just a shame the are moving so quickly.
Still, that's usually the case with the Sth Easterlies.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 06:49

50mm overnight. I still need 253.9mm to make the monthly average!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 07:13

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: cold@28
It's so nice that it's...just...wet.

The last few years most of our rain has been from storms, not just nice rainy weather.

45mm at 6pm


Nice C@28. 1.4mm here

What is you MTD. I think you are smashing my total this month.

8.00am Saturday it was 107mm
So with today's it will be 152mm plus...


Wow great MTD. You would be above most places in cairns too.

Fingers crossed for a wet end to January. Does not look like anything significant for the next week or so.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 07:22

65mm. Great downpour this morning.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 08:41

Another 10 or so over night
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 10:04

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: cold@28
It's so nice that it's...just...wet.

The last few years most of our rain has been from storms, not just nice rainy weather.

45mm at 6pm


Nice C@28. 1.4mm here

What is you MTD. I think you are smashing my total this month.

8.00am Saturday it was 107mm
So with today's it will be 152mm plus...


Wow great MTD. You would be above most places in cairns too.

Fingers crossed for a wet end to January. Does not look like anything significant for the next week or so.

Another 10mm overnight brings us to 55mm.
One of the best falls for ages.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 11:14

157mm MTD at Bilyana, most of that falling within the last few days.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 14:07

And the showers continue 😁😁
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 15/01/2019 21:15

Originally Posted By: Weary
And the showers continue 😁😁

And the mowermen around town are loving it too.
My fella says he's done more mows since about the middle of Dec, than in the 4 months before that.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 16/01/2019 07:06

44mm overnight. 170mm so far for the month.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 17/01/2019 08:09

Enjoying this lovely weather while it is here. GFS have had a dumping for us starting in about 8/9 days for a few days now. They have a low in the gulf moving east. EC also have a low in the gulf but have it moving west. CMC have a low out in the CS.
Would be great if we get some nice broad lows giving rain to large areas and no TC spins up sucking all the moisture into one small area
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 17/01/2019 11:38

This morning was divine - comfort plus
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 18/01/2019 08:34

Good article on the monsoon trough from the ABC
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/monsoon-explaining-the-complex-weather-phenomenon/10722716
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 18/01/2019 09:51

Thanks for the link weary.

GFS, EC and CMC sticking to their guns re what they think will happen with this low. They all agree in a couple of days it will be between PNG and SI. After that GFS have it heading west till the Cape then turning south and travelling inland down the cape dumping heaps of rain. Would be massive flooding
EC have it intensifying to a TC in the GoC before heading SW. A bit of rain for us while it is in the SE GoC. More coastal than wide spread.
CMC have it going into the CS and staying well off the QLD coast. Bugger all rain for us

Hopefully we get an in between of GFS and EC with inland getting some good falls. Interesting times!

GFS




EC

Posted by: Ticktock

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 18/01/2019 20:28

Absolutely bucketing down in Trinity Beach for the last 5 minutes - long rain band all the way up the FNQ coast - short but sharp!
Edit.. not so short after all.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 18/01/2019 21:00

Originally Posted By: Ticktock
Absolutely bucketing down in Trinity Beach for the last 5 minutes - long rain band all the way up the FNQ coast - short but sharp!
Edit.. not so short after all.

The rush of cool air which preceded the rain was pleasant, but only for about 10 mins though. Bummer.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 08:18

A nice unexpected 15mm overnight. Looks like a bit more to come this morning too.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 08:53

43mm so far. Still raining. Lovely day.😊
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 08:55

49mm of gentle, steady, soaking rain. Loving it
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 09:28

A nice 54mm in the gauge this morning smile
Posted by: Barronriver

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 09:39

Wow! 82mm overnight and still raining here in Kuranda. smile
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 10:34

15mm at Bilyana.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 11:11

49mm here overnight
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 11:29


Thats a nice fall Barronriver.

Only 28mm up here but it has continued since daylight.

Didn't quite get the neighbors lawns finished yesterday , they are away and I'm care taking, bloody hate it when a bit gets left but can't mow in the rain. (hills)


Liking the sound of all this rain simmo , Just hope some of the inland areas can pick up a wet season.



Cheers
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 13:46

Tipped out 33mm this morning - not certain of exact period. Rain did pitter patter for hrs on end tho last night

Mighty humid right now, can it summon up a storm - wonder
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 14:03

Anyone got the rainfall figure for smithfield over night? My raingauge fell over frown Things are very wet, pool overflowing, grass soggy...we must have got big rains. I slept through it!
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 16:25

61 mm overnight in BP

Models look promising for more juicy falls in the coming days. The Monsoon to our north appears invigorated.

Lets hope the GFS model run comes to fruition with forecast low coming down from PNG crossing the Torres Strait onto Cape York and running down the Cape's interior towards Mt Isa with some good feeders delivering heavy falls right along the coast and inland areas. Yes Please!!!
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 19/01/2019 19:36

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Anyone got the rainfall figure for smithfield over night? My raingauge fell over frown

No, but 66 mm for Holloways if that helps.
From 01:30 to about 04:30, there were some very good bands of rain.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 20/01/2019 02:53

cry Rain gauge got cruelly run down by the Bro inlaw on a dump run the other week.... Thinking of starting a Gofundme campaign for a new one... being a fat old white male tho. I don't like my chances.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 20/01/2019 08:55

just under 70mm last 7 days.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 20/01/2019 19:08

Anyone hear any waterspout reports near Bingil Bay? Was at a mates near North Mission and could see a funnel coming down up that way but couldn't see it below the tree line. Looked pretty cool and dissipated right where I reckon the coast was.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 20/01/2019 19:14

Maybe 2pmish
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 20/01/2019 20:31

Oh Marakai that is terrible news,
he would of been off to town after the dump if it was mine, lol
It would be hard for me to live without a gauge.

The Rainforest is Wet, with showers pushing onto our coast most of the day.


Cheers
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 20/01/2019 22:16

Nil.
grin
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 20/01/2019 23:10

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Nil.
grin

Desert dweller. smirk
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 09:16

EC and GFS are showing agreement today with EC coming more in align with GFS both showing an inland cape low. Should see some great totals from Thursday/Friday if this eventuates.


EC




GFS

Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 11:47

Simmo
Donít know if itís just my iPad but all I see is a pink image of the cairns area when you post that windytv images
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 11:57

There are all the locations like Cairns, Kuranda, Mareeba, Gordonvale etc with the modelled rainfall total in the images. Just checked it on my tablet and it displays correctly. smile
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 12:43

Have been watching the models also Simmo, seems they both now delay the anticipated low from heading south by 48hrs, later than the earlier forecasts. Expected rainfall totals have also increased over the forecast period.

Looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds.

Might have to postpone our hike this coming weekend.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 13:33

Will be interesting Pac.
What I am also interested to see is how close GFS will be with this event. It was forecasting an inland cape low way back on its 00z Thursday 17th run and has pretty much stuck with it apart from differences with timing as you stated.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 16:10

An interesting week or two ahead I suspect.

Also some interesting info here on GFS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Forecast_System
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 19:26


Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Anyone got the rainfall figure for smithfield over night? My raingauge fell over frown Things are very wet, pool overflowing, grass soggy...we must have got big rains. I slept through it!

Sorry for the delayed response DU, but itís been pretty difficult logging into this site until today. On Saturday morning I tipped 96mm out of the guage, from 24 hours. Most of that I am sure was from the heavy rain that fell 3:00am +++ Apparently whilst you were sleeping!... donít know how the heck you slept through that! 😀☔️⚡️
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 21/01/2019 21:31

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Sorry for the delayed response DU, but itís been pretty difficult logging into this site until today.

Was wondering about that, I had difficulty too, but managed to get in the long way.

No rain here of course. Felt like it was going to happen with moisture in the air, then the next minute there's a dry wind. Alternating for most of the day.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 22/01/2019 07:38

Definitely been super slow loading times for the weatherzone forum pages. Has been taking anywhere from 1-4 minutes. It is the only page running slow on the web so it must be their server.

Forecast rain still holding true this morning from GFS and EC. Looking likely to be a very wet weekend. BoM slowly increasing the weekends rainfall with each forecast update.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 22/01/2019 07:47

We just need that eastern low in the CS to bugger off then we will get rain. Hopefully it dissipates sooner rather than later.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 22/01/2019 07:54

17mm overnight.

Will be in Cairns this weekend for a shindig, so it is sure to bucket down.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 22/01/2019 22:54

Be good to get the MT close to us or just South so we can get some decent NW stormage smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 23/01/2019 11:35

BoM upping their rainfall forecast again. If we receive the high total each day at my location it will be ~200mm from Friday - Tuesday. Fingers crossed!!!
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 23/01/2019 16:25

Has the potential to deliver - looking forward to it
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 23/01/2019 17:38

Got a bit of liquid whipper snipper on, need to do a lot more but radar is fairly speckled.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 23/01/2019 19:32

7mm so far this afternoon. grin
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 23/01/2019 20:55

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Got a bit of liquid whipper snipper on, need to do a lot more but radar is fairly speckled.


Needed you back posting so I could see the MTD lol
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 23/01/2019 21:30

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES
For people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District.
Issued at 4:24 pm Wednesday, 23 January 2019.
Monsoonal conditions set to develop across far north Queensland

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is currently located across the northern coast of the Top End and is expected to strengthen over the northern Gulf of Carpentaria and far north Queensland into Thursday. A tropical low situated over northeast Gulf of Carpentaria waters is forecast to develop over the next few days and is currently rated a moderate (20-50%) chance of forming into a tropical cyclone from Friday.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop across far north Queensland into Thursday. 6-hourly rainfall totals of 100 to 150mm are likely and locally heavier falls are possible with any thunderstorms.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, are possible about far north Queensland, including the Torres Strait Islands, from late Thursday.
Water levels on the high tide could exceed the highest tide of the year at some Torres Strait Islands on Thursday.
Locations which may be affected include the Torres Strait Islands, Bamaga, Old Mapoon, Weipa, Napranum, Lockhart River and Aurukun.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 08:01

20mm overnight.We should see some decent falls in the next few days.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 08:13

Getting excited now. BoM meteye upping the forecast again. Now ~250mm for Friday - Tuesday. Also models saying rain easing mid week then big falls again end of next week.

Tinaroo should spill on Monday/Tuesday if this weekends rain ends up falling. Bit worrying if we get another big rain event at the end of next week.

Question, I have been trying to find detailed information on why dams make flooding worse. Plenty of info saying dams do make flooding worse and some of the info says that once a dam is built people build on flood plains downstream. That does not explain why the floods are higher just that people are idiots.
Is it due to large inflows into the dam being displaced over the area of the dam but once it gets to the narrow spillway again there is a larger volume of water needing to spill out?
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 08:51

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Got a bit of liquid whipper snipper on, need to do a lot more but radar is fairly speckled.


Needed you back posting so I could see the MTD lol


I would add 10%+ for your place
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 09:06

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Getting excited now. BoM meteye upping the forecast again. Now ~250mm for Friday - Tuesday. Also models saying rain easing mid week then big falls again end of next week.

Tinaroo should spill on Monday/Tuesday if this weekends rain ends up falling. Bit worrying if we get another big rain event at the end of next week.

Question, I have been trying to find detailed information on why dams make flooding worse. Plenty of info saying dams do make flooding worse and some of the info says that once a dam is built people build on flood plains downstream. That does not explain why the floods are higher just that people are idiots.
Is it due to large inflows into the dam being displaced over the area of the dam but once it gets to the narrow spillway again there is a larger volume of water needing to spill out?


Can't see how a dam can make flooding worse unless water is diverted from another catchment that doesn't normally flow that way. I'm no hydrologist, but my thinking is peak flows would be lessened (that level of water is held back over a much larger area) but higher flows will last a little longer. Imagine the Barron falls last month if all that water that was flowing into Tinaroo was going down at the same time as the downstream flow - that would have been a sight!

Anyways only 7.8mm last 2 days
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 09:28

Thats what I thought too RF.
One article I just read said that the flooding peak is reduced due to water being held up in the dam but the flood period is extended.
But is also said that if a second large rainfall event occurs shortly after the first, when all the water from the first rainfall event is still held up and slowly making its way out of the dam, that can make the flood worse.

So because of the extended flood period due to the dam, to get another flood during that period would make that second flood a lot worse. Where if there had been no dam all that water would have already made its way through the river system.

Obviously this is when the dam is over 100% by the end of the first rain event.

Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 09:38

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Getting excited now. BoM meteye upping the forecast again. Now ~250mm for Friday - Tuesday. Also models saying rain easing mid week then big falls again end of next week.

Tinaroo should spill on Monday/Tuesday if this weekends rain ends up falling. Bit worrying if we get another big rain event at the end of next week.

Question, I have been trying to find detailed information on why dams make flooding worse. Plenty of info saying dams do make flooding worse and some of the info says that once a dam is built people build on flood plains downstream. That does not explain why the floods are higher just that people are idiots.
Is it due to large inflows into the dam being displaced over the area of the dam but once it gets to the narrow spillway again there is a larger volume of water needing to spill out?

Canít find it because dams donít make flooding worse?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 10:23

Have found a bit of info on google scholar.

"Dam managers also often have a remit to guard against flooding downstream by capturing the flood flows of rivers. During moderate floods this usually works well. But in times of very high rainfall and exceptional river flows, the dam's very capacity to capture water becomes a menace. As the reservoir becomes full, its operators are faced with the choice of risking the catastrophic failure of their dam as it overfills, or of making emergency releases of water down spillways. Anxious not to cause downstream flooding, they often leave it too late to make the fateful decision. The result is emergency releases that are far greater and more sudden than flows that would have occurred during the natural river flooding."

"Dams are often designed on the basis of a very poor knowledge about the long-term hydrology of the rivers they block. There is little historical data on rainfall or river flows in much of the world. Hydrologists know little about the potential for extreme flood events. And where there is data, it may not accurately reflect current risks.
River catchments that have been deforested or cleared of scrub, or where their wetlands have been drained, develop very different hydrological regimes. The loss of these natural sponges for floodwaters within the catchment increases the risk of extreme floods."


There is also a few interesting articles on the 2011 Brisbane floods which was a result of 2 flood peaks entering the dam.

"Two distinct flood peaks entered Wivenhoe Dam during the flood event. The first flood into Wivenhoe Dam was similar in nature and magnitude to the comparable flood flows of the January 1974 event. The combined mitigation effect of Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams ensured that this first flood did not result in urban damage below Moggill (some 20 km upstream from Brisbane CBD), however achieving this result did cause significant filling of the damsí flood storage compartments. The second flood was also similar in nature and magnitude to the comparable flood flows of the January 1974 event. The flood compartments of the dams were filled to a high level by the first flood and there was not sufficient time to release this water prior to the second flood arriving. Accordingly, the second flood could not be completely contained without risking the safety of the dams. The resulting inflow of water into the Brisbane River, combined with floodwaters from Lockyer Creek, the Bremer River and the Lower Brisbane River resulted in significant urban damage. However, the extent of this damage was greatly reduced by the operation of the dams."
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 10:33

The bit about the Brisbane flood was a Seqwater report quoted in this paper if anyone is interested.

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/3/4/1149/htm


Anyways that has killed some time waiting for the rains. Hahaha. What to do with the rest of the day.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 10:53

22mm down here. A mild morning, very gentle breeze
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 13:35


We had flash flooding last night and had to wait an hour for the creek to recede enough for the boy to wade across to get home...

Gauge fell over but there must have been 5-6 inches over a couple of hours in the evening...


Lots more to come n coming days by all reports...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 14:03

Welcome back Scott. Been missing the Tully reports.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 14:08

Scott, Coming back from Cairns. You looked like you were getting smashed from what I could see at the turn off. Bulgun had over a hundred so I reckon you could be right.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 15:11

That low at the top of the Gulf seems to be getting a bit of a swirl up. Hopefully it will wet us in a few days time...
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 16:40

Could get Soggy

7.00 AM Sat
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 16:49

Nothing happening here...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 18:24

Originally Posted By: marakai
Could get Soggy

7.00 AM Sat


The potential for this weekend is pretty awesome.

Just had 1mm from a brief shower. The bulk passed just to the north of me
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 18:41

Hows the northern beaches crew going?
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 18:56

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Hows the northern beaches crew going?

Hi Ron, sheís wet out here. Came home to 24mm in the guage just after 5:30pm and itís been hammering down since then. Some good water on the side of the road at Smithfield earlier. Nice. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend....when I get to it...... indoors lol.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 18:58

Nice smile
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 19:00

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Nice smile

Does look nice down there.
Scattered showers remain scattered when they get out this way. Heard an occasional momentary splat or two...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 19:04

Now a thunderstorm right over the top.
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 19:30

Just checked the guage and thereís another 34mm in less than an hour since Iíve been home, so thatís 58mm out here so far in the last 12 hours. And some rumbles.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 20:08

SWMBO. I CANT HEAR THE TV
Me WHAT?
I CANT HEAR THE TV
I CANT HEAR YOU, THE RAINS TOO LOUD
WHAT?
WHAT.

Loving it grin grin
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 20:15

Originally Posted By: Weary
SWMBO. I CANT HEAR THE TV
Me WHAT?
I CANT HEAR THE TV
I CANT HEAR YOU, THE RAINS TOO LOUD
WHAT?
WHAT.

Loving it grin grin


Huh...? Ya lucky bastards. Not even a hint at Chillagoe.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 20:52

laugh nada here, muggy as all $hit though, flying ants hanging around the lights while I try to undercoat me new doors..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 20:55

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
laugh nada here, muggy as all $hit though, flying ants hanging around the lights while I try to undercoat me new doors..

Thank goodness the insects haven't descended en masse yet. Don't know where they are, unless the dry Dry killed them all. Butterflies starting to appear though, so that is nice.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 20:56

Steady light rain at the moment. The radar seems out of action for the last 30 mins
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 20:58

Quite a lot of heat records broken down south today. 8:30pm and Adelaide is still ~42c, f!@k that.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 21:01

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Quite a lot of heat records broken down south today. 8:30pm and Adelaide is still ~42c, f!@k that.


Oh, poor things.
Probably a max of 35 here today, not hot enough to bother looking.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 21:20

It's been mildish here for summer only reached 30 deg once so far this January ! .
Posted by: fnq1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 21:39

Cairns radar out again aaaahhh
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 22:07

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Quite a lot of heat records broken down south today. 8:30pm and Adelaide is still ~42c, f!@k that.


Oh, poor things.
Probably a max of 35 here today, not hot enough to bother looking.

Yeah, not to mention a lot of places would have been over 40c since 9:30-10:30 this morning, so 10+ hours.

The satellite image looks awesome at the moment with majority of northern Australia blanketed in cloud.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 22:22

Bucketing down again, and some thunder to the north.

Willis Is 512k and TSV 512k don't show it up well at all.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 22:22

Bloody radar!
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 22:37

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Quite a lot of heat records broken down south today. 8:30pm and Adelaide is still ~42c, f!@k that.

Yeah but the DP was a mere 5.5į and the RH was 9%. You'd hardly raise a sweat.
When we had 42į days in Dec, the DP and RH was way, way more than that.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 23:37

Spent 4 years at Whyalla as a 5-9 yr old and a lot of time down there in SA a pre teen as well on holiday's from the Top End (Katherine-Darwin).

A 40+ C day in the shade down that way doesen't even compare to a a mere 30 C day with 70% Humidity up this end of the country at all. Knock the humidity higher a bit more and the misery index works like the Richter scale does with earthquakes....

35 C with 85% humidity would see half the state looking like drunk penguins... leg up and flailing limbs all over the place.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 24/01/2019 23:55

I don't understand why people don't like humidity. It's my favourite weather. Then again, I don't cope with the Dry Season very well. :-/
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 00:21

Originally Posted By: marakai

35 C with 85% humidity would see half the state looking like drunk penguins... leg up and flailing limbs all over the place.



Would have anyone like that..
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 00:32

Originally Posted By: cold@28
I don't understand why people don't like humidity. It's my favourite weather. Then again, I don't cope with the Dry Season very well. :-/


LMAO @ Coldy.... Mate I think we wrinkle less up this end of the country to be honest.... Until Winter at least....Scaly palms along with arms and legs during the dry is a real pita...for me at least.
I Love the humidity....well except for a couple of months of the year to be really honest....No aircon here at all... so sleeping during the buildup now is sort of reminiscent of being a kid under roof fans back in the 70's in Katherine.... wet towels at 12 o'clock at night trying to get to sleep...Cept now we have turbo fans that [censored] all over the lame roof fans of that era.

Mind you all...As a Kid back then I was still out there exploring the world and having fun out doors every day that I could despite the heat.... Not trapped in an air conditioned computer screen simulation of reality telling me it was dangerous to be outdoors.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 00:41

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: marakai

35 C with 85% humidity would see half the state looking like drunk penguins... leg up and flailing limbs all over the place.



Would have anyone like that..


Didn't have to like it... just had to put up with it. My bus stop as a year 9 student was 750 meters away from home. Pick up was 8.00 AM.... November was the worst 28-32 C 75-100 % humidity was just average along with Thunder storms and heavy rain each and every day.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 07:28

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: marakai

35 C with 85% humidity would see half the state looking like drunk penguins... leg up and flailing limbs all over the place.



Would have anyone like that..


Didn't have to like it... just had to put up with it.


Point is, you wouldn't have top put up with it, because it won't happen.

22.6mm overnight
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 07:36

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Peninsula and parts of Gulf Country and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 am Friday, 25 January 2019.

Monsoonal conditions and a tropical low developing across far north Queensland.



Weather Situation: The strengthening monsoon trough currently extends across the northern Gulf of Carpentaria to a tropical low located approximately 150 kilometres west-southwest of Weipa and across northern Cape York Peninsula. The tropical low is forecast to develop further during the next 24 to 48 hours and is currently rated a moderate (20-50%) chance of forming into a tropical cyclone today and a high (greater than 50%) chance on Saturday. The low will move slowly southwards in the next day or two, dragging the monsoon trough southwards over the Peninsula and east coast.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is developing across far north Queensland. 6-hourly rainfall totals of 100 to 150mm are likely and locally heavier falls are possible with any thunderstorms.

The heaviest falls are currently focused to the north of Coen, and will gradually extend southwards during today. Heavy falls are expected to develop south of Port Douglas, including around Cairns, during Saturday morning.

A Cyclone Warning has been declared between Gilbert River Mouth and Weipa. A Cyclone Watch is current for the remaining southeast Gulf coast between Gilbert River Mouth and the NT/QLD border.

A Flood Watch is current for catchments across Cape York Peninsula, the eastern Gulf Country and the North Tropical Coast.

Locations which may be affected include Lockhart River, Weipa, Thursday Island, Coen, Port Douglas, Cooktown, Laura, Aurukun, Musgrave, Bamaga, Old Mapoon, Kowanyama, Dunbar, Palmerville, Cairns, Atherton, Mareeba and Napranum.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Friday.
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 07:53

Good steady rain out here at the moment. Shame the radar isnít working, Iím sure it would look amazing. A further 29mm overnight, to 6am, making a 24 hr total of 87mm.... itís going to be an interesting weekend ☔️😀☔️🇦🇺🍾⚡️
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 07:55

Nice totals Mr D, 25mm here overnight
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 08:15

60mm for me grin grin
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 08:29

Originally Posted By: hickory

Yeah but the DP was a mere 5.5į and the RH was 9%. You'd hardly raise a sweat.
When we had 42į days in Dec, the DP and RH was way, way more than that.


It is still hot no matter how you look at it. The humidity was between 9-15% during the day raising to 20% for an hour in the evening, peaking at 24% with a temp of 41.7c. They experienced a HI of mostly over 43c from 1:30-8:30 with the highest being 44.8c

When cairns recorded its 2 43.6c day the humidity was 20-25%. The highest HI the on first day was 41.6c and the second was 42.7c.
Also cairns was only above 40c for 3 hours the first day and 2 hours the second. The other 2 days it went over 40 it was for 40mins and less than 10 mins. Adelaide was over 44c for 6-7 hours and over 40 for 10 hours.

The heat we had felt just like Adelaide heat. My Dad, from Adelaide, was in Cairns during that heat and that is what he thought too.

Originally Posted By: marakai

35 C with 85% humidity would see half the state looking like drunk penguins... leg up and flailing limbs all over the place.



That would keel me over too as it would be a DP of over 32c and I can safely say I have not experienced anything that high in nearly 7 years up here.


Not disputing high DPs are hard to deal with but lets not just flick off the heat down south. It was extreme by anyones account.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 08:37

Pouring at the moment, can I start the whinge about the decommissioning of the airport radar?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 09:04

Originally Posted By: Weary
Pouring at the moment, can I start the whinge about the decommissioning of the airport radar?


It is working again. smile

Pouring down now.
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 09:05

Radar appears to be back online? I'm getting an image on my Weatherzone app.

Deciding wether to go to work or not... My Toyota Echo can't swim and I'd like to be home for the weekend!!
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 09:35

45 mm in a little over an hour.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 09:46

15mm out here so far. Nice steady rain.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 10:17

Good looking convergence nownwe can see it smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 10:20

Sure is looking good RF.

BoM's meteye have upped my locations forecast for Saturday too 100-150mm. grin
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 10:20

loving this event so far and the positioning of the low with its forecast track in the Gulf, such a perfect setup for us along the FNQTC right now- Cape York and down into central QLD to also feel its effects.

Just had a smasher of a downpour at home with 52mm in the gauge in 15 mins, absolutely hammered down.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 10:38

Wow Pac that is an awesome downpour.

Will be surprised to see temps get past 25/26c today unless we get a break in the rain. That does not look likely.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 11:34

just noticed they must have been doing a controlled release from Tinaroo this week? Started the week at 83.11% and went down to 82.63%.

Yeah I drove past around then Pac, water all over the shop haha
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 11:41

Looks like we might actually get wet. Might even have to bring the washing off the line and hang them under the fans.....if I'm lucky.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 12:06

Tipped out 108mm since 9am and to think the main event is still to come!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 12:07

It's trying. A few occasional splatters. Fingers crossed.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 12:12

Hoping it will get there to all you guys on the Tablelands. Mareeba looks to be the outer extremity of the good rains at this stage.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 12:25

Poured in Bilyana when we arrived about 20 mins ago. Have been unwell (and in hospital) so I've not been keeping much of an eye on the weather, will probably head back to the 'ville if things get too bad.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 13:19

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: Weary
Pouring at the moment, can I start the whinge about the decommissioning of the airport radar?


It is working again. smile

Pouring down now.

I think Weary meant the airport radar, and not Saddle Mtn.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 13:19

Meanwhile, down the other end of the country, this weather station is not far from my oldies house:

http://www.laketyersbeach.net.au/weather.html

I might go for a nylex run next quiet spell.

*65mm since just afer 6am

Look after yourself there RD
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 13:35

I know the feeling, RD, torn between home and town, peace and... peace of mind.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 14:00

Originally Posted By: dormant
I know the feeling, RD, torn between home and town, peace and... peace of mind.

Quite poetic Dormant grin
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 14:08

Bluddy hell. That lovely mass of blue on the radar must be evaporating over the Featherbeds. None of it had reached us. Frustrating.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 14:53

The pyramid is gonna look amazing after this downpour passes!
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 15:37

Could be waiting awhile RF
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 15:42

All yours now, guys, we're wayy too squelchy.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 16:34

64.4mm since 9am here. 18mm of that in the last hours when that band of yellow went over.
So glad the radar was only down for about 12 hours. Would have hated not being able to look at the radar for this event.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 16:48

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
just noticed they must have been doing a controlled release from Tinaroo this week? Started the week at 83.11% and went down to 82.63%.


They started releasing water about 12-14 days ago. It was around the time GFS started modelling all this rain in its extended forecast and the other models did not go out that far.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 17:00

Look at the flood cam - wont be up for long, but someone got stuck on Peet's Bridge!
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 17:28

Originally Posted By: ol mate
Look at the flood cam - wont be up for long, but someone got stuck on Peet's Bridge!

Missed it
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 17:33

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
just noticed they must have been doing a controlled release from Tinaroo this week? Started the week at 83.11% and went down to 82.63%.


They started releasing water about 12-14 days ago. It was around the time GFS started modelling all this rain in its extended forecast and the other models did not go out that far.

Itís on its way up now
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 17:46

Finally! It's actually been raining lightly, instead of occasional light sprinkles.

4mm so far.

grin
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 17:46

Originally Posted By: ol mate
Look at the flood cam - wont be up for long, but someone got stuck on Peet's Bridge!


Some of our staff won't be making it home to Goldsborough Valley today.

181 mm at home so far today.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 17:59

nice Pac, we've had a further 92mm since just after 12 so around 157mm today
Posted by: Bobby Bouche

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 18:16

Has anyone seen BOM's 7 day forcast for Cairns!!!!
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 18:28

Nice total Ron and its just the beginning.

Has anyone seen the BOM forecasts; looks like a forecast on steroids for next 8 days! http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/cairns.shtml
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 18:32

Originally Posted By: ol mate
Look at the flood cam - wont be up for long, but someone got stuck on Peet's Bridge!

Council's cam shows Ryan Weare Park at Freshwater is just starting to go under.
A bit further towards Redlynch has water coming over the road too.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 18:34


Posted by: Willraja

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 18:42

That is quite the forecast. Be a hell of a time if that comes off. Looks like it should fill Tinaroo despite the release program. Could some substantial flooding in the Cairns region, maybe through the Ingham/Herbert too with so much rain in the headwaters on the southern tablelands.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 18:43

How strange, someone, (can't remember who but they're not in this thread area anymore!) said the bom NEVER forecast 100%
Posted by: crikey

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 18:48

If you add up the high end rain forecast for the week 'pacman' . The total is 1060mm . crazy
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 19:01

Grand total of 6.0mm
grin
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 20:01

Originally Posted By: dormant
How strange, someone, (can't remember who but they're not in this thread area anymore!) said the bom NEVER forecast 100%

If you notice the 100% forecast for Friday, (today), it was issued at 4:36pm, so after the event, so to speak.
Do it after it happens, and you can't be wrong. grin
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 20:50

Originally Posted By: Pacman



Would be amazing if this comes off. Mind you the forecasts have been like a yoyo over the last few days, so who knows? Would hate to be a forecaster. Being a critic of forecasters is hard enough lol.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 25/01/2019 23:39

I have been thinking the Barron bridge river height meter is not working correctly for a while. I went over the bridge at 11am then again at 3pm, by 3pm it had risen ~1m. Just went over it again at 10pm and it is lapping the bottom of the bridge. The river height data has barely changed.

Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 05:29

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
I have been thinking the Barron bridge river height meter is not working correctly for a while. I went over the bridge at 11am then again at 3pm, by 3pm it had risen ~1m. Just went over it again at 10pm and it is lapping the bottom of the bridge. The river height data has barely changed.

Don't those alerts send data back automatically via a 3G cellular setup?

Surely they do it on an hourly basis, at least.

EDIT.
Quote:
Stations marked with * are Telephone Telemetry Devices and are nominally polled once a day and more often during floods.

Stations marked with # are ALERT Radio Telemetry and report every 3 hours and more often when the water level changes.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 07:16

Hickory The last update on that image was 10pm which you can roughly tell by lining up the dot with the x axis of the graph. You can always look at the data as a table to get a precise time of the last reading.

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.031188.tbl.shtml

This is what it should roughly look like.

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.531036.plt.shtml
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 08:19

The low has shifted far more inland (more east) than expected. Does this likely mean an increase in rain as its closer to us? Or a decrease as it may lose strength over the soupy gulf waters??

Little rain overnight... steady shower happening here now.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 08:25

Sooo. 110mm in the last 24 hours
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 08:47

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
The low has shifted far more inland (more east) than expected. Does this likely mean an increase in rain as its closer to us? Or a decrease as it may lose strength over the soupy gulf waters??

Little rain overnight... steady shower happening here now.


I would say it increases rainfall for us. It is tapped into an infinite supply of moisture at the moment and being a broader low instead of intensifying into a tighter TC there should be wider spread rainfall than if it was a TC.

EDIT: This is definitely playing out as GFS generally forecasted. I think it has done an awesome job with this low.
Posted by: Dodger

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 08:52

128 in 24. Loving every driveway wash out minute of it.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:00

78mm to 9am. Lets see what today brings. grin
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:03

130mm overnight. Some great totals around the region in the last 24hrs. Tinaroo dam alert has received over 120mm

I agree Simmo, GFS has done fairly well with this event.

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:10

12mm to 8.15am

Nice and damp at 80%

Definitely on the cool side at 23.7įC, which has dropped in the last 2 hours.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:12

201.8mm

Flogged ya HF laugh
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:28

Awesome total RF.
The radar sure is showing a lot of rain to come. smile

Yesterday mornings minimum was 23.3c and max was 23.8c. Temperature variance of 0.5c.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:28

Bloody hell RF, you certainly did. You even snuck past my MTD, lets see what the next 24hrs brings us both wink
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:30

Around 150mm here. I canít tell you exacatly how much because my dog decided to run into me I was while emptying and it spilled frown Needless to say, itís been wet!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 10:46

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Bloody hell RF, you certainly did. You even snuck past my MTD, lets see what the next 24hrs brings us both wink


Haha, short-lived I'm sure. The current setup will probs have you back in the lead by lunchtime
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 11:15

Snuck into Mossman early for a few things at woollies, glad we did as we are cut off now. Just got in and out before they closed the Foxton bridge.
We've had about 150mm since 9am yesterday.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 11:32

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Bloody hell RF, you certainly did. You even snuck past my MTD, lets see what the next 24hrs brings us both wink


Haha, short-lived I'm sure. The current setup will probs have you back in the lead by lunchtime


Smashing it down here, 20mm in gauge already and rising fast lol
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 11:37

60 mm since 7am out here. Went out with my gum boots on earlier to do some backyard drainage.... well actually I just wanted an excuse to go,out in it 😀
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 11:38

107mm at Bilyana to 9am.
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 12:19

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
60 mm since 7am out here. Went out with my gum boots on earlier to do some backyard drainage.... well actually I just wanted an excuse to go,out in it 😀


I do things like that to!! Might take the dog for a walk later smile
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 12:35

50mm sitting in the gauge now.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 12:51

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Peninsula, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:51 am Saturday, 26 January 2019.

Increasing risk of heavy rain and flooding across areas of north Queensland this weekend.



Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is currently situated across Cape York Peninsula, but is forecast to shift southwards over far north Queensland during today and into Sunday. A tropical low situated along the monsoon trough is expected to move southwards over the interior of north Queensland this weekend.

Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, will continue across north Queensland during today and into Sunday. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms. During today and overnight, LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL AND FLOODING will become an increased risk about the tropical east coast and ranges, north of about Ingham, with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 250mm possible.

Locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible across parts of far north Queensland during today.

A Flood Watch is current for areas north of Townsville to Normanton including Cape York Peninsula.

Locations which may be affected include Coen, Musgrave, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Laura, Wujal Wujal, Port Douglas, Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Chillagoe, Innisfail, Cardwell and Ingham.

Selected rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday:

228mm at Peets Bridge (near Gordonvale)

186mm at Aloomba (near Gordonvale)

169mm at Gordonvale

138mm at Hopevale Bore

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Saturday.
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 13:26

Originally Posted By: Birdie
Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
60 mm since 7am out here. Went out with my gum boots on earlier to do some backyard drainage.... well actually I just wanted an excuse to go,out in it 😀


I do things like that to!! Might take the dog for a walk later smile


P.S: Do I need to clarify that I had more than just my gum boots on? 😉

And a further 55mm since 10:30, making 115mm since 7am.... gone a little quiet out here for now.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 15:18

38mm so far today. Brief lull but looking like things are going to get pretty wet again. Loving this
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 15:51

Nice rain, nice rain. smile
No idea how much we've had today. Not heavy, but hesitant to check and get wet, too cold...lol.

The Low has disappeared off the BOM Current Cyclones page, but still shows on the Vanuatu Met Bureau map.
https://www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/forecast-division/maps-and-charts/latest-vanuatu-group-chart
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 16:28

Nothing outstanding here today, but the total has crept up to 53.8mm so far.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 16:33

Dropped into the 22s. Finally gave up and put a woollen jumper on. Had the uggs on all day though.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 16:38

Looking at the radar it looks like the big totals are yet to come. GFS is forecasting big totals this evening.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:18

Bring. It. On. Loving this weather, it has hammered down most of the day on the beaches around Smithfield. Not checked the Nylex but I'd guess 100mm plus!!
Posted by: synopig

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:21

Im showing 167mm since midnight
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:25

27mm since 8.15am
Not bad going for us.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:31

Today 0956 to 1444 in 14 seconds:

https://imgur.com/a/rUPj4s5
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:49

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Looking at the radar it looks like the big totals are yet to come. GFS is forecasting big totals this evening.


EC is modelling over 90mm, GFS over 170mm in the next 24hrs Simmo. Be interesting to see the outcome tomorrow.

Cairns Airport alert has measured 120mm since 9am. I am sitting on 100mm now.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:51

Simmo, have been watching and waiting for the GFS rainfall forecast since spotting it yesterday and wondering how it would pan out. Looks like this is the event now and GFS forecast shows the rain bombing just to the south of Cairns and sliding down to the Townsville area overnight.


Great video Ron, love the Pyramid waterfall facing Gordy and having it captured like this for all of us to see is awesome; who needs to leave the house!
Posted by: synopig

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:55

Have you seen the Cairns forecast for the next 7 days? 50-100+mm for 7 days!!
I already have pond feature and a stream running in the front yard.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 17:58

Been a solid event so far, forecast for plenty - but not seeing where its coming to come from after this time tomorrow.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 18:03

Would be great if Townsville could finally score!!
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 18:08

Hey that is a great video Ron ..
I would love to do that of Thornton's Peak one day.

Really nice boom just now smile

Very little let up all day ,just loving our proper wet.

Cheers
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 18:08

Cheers Pac, although that ol' crappy camera just doesn't do it justice.

Looks to me like GFS has this low hanging around the SE gulf and base of the cape for days to come yet, and even deepening later on, possibly heading east in a week or so. EC as well.
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 18:16

My latest nylex dash has totalled 181mm since 7am. Still more to come. Love it. Just went for a swim in the pool.... I was wet anyway .... and it was lovely feeling the warmth of the bottom layer of water vs the freshwater at the top.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 18:19

Wish the bom kept the tracker map going but understand itís only for the purpose of potential cyclonesÖ

122 since 9am here in BP
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 18:54

137.4 here since 9am. Really got heavy again in the last hour. This is my first real wet season, it's amazing! Went for a drive earlier to look at water, masses of it around (no surprise there ;p)
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 19:10

Been trying to get a look at the Barron Falls on the Skyrail cam, but in cloud all day.
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 19:44

131mm in 9.5 hours from 9am... and it's still coming in steady
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 21:31

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:31 pm Saturday, 26 January 2019.
Increasing risk of heavy rain and flooding across areas of north Queensland tonight and Sunday.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is currently situated across Cape York Peninsula, but is forecast to shift southwards over north Queensland into tonight and during Sunday.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast through areas of far north Queensland during the remainder of today and should extend southwards to Townsville and Ayr on Sunday. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms. Into tonight and during Sunday, LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL AND FLOODING will become an increased risk about the tropical east coast and ranges with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 250mm possible.
Locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible across parts of north Queensland during the remainder of today and Sunday.
A Flood Watch is current for areas north of Ayr to Normanton excluding the far northern Cape York Peninsula north of Weipa.
Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Cairns, Yarrabah, Port Douglas, Palm Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Coen, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, Cooktown and Cardwell.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Gulf Country district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Selected rainfall totals in the 6 hours to 3pm AEST Saturday:
129mm at Saddle Mountain
107mm at Cairns Airport
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 21:48

Originally Posted By: Hailin
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:31 pm Saturday, 26 January 2019.
Increasing risk of heavy rain and flooding across areas of north Queensland tonight and Sunday.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is currently situated across Cape York Peninsula, but is forecast to shift southwards over north Queensland into tonight and during Sunday.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast through areas of far north Queensland during the remainder of today and should extend southwards to Townsville and Ayr on Sunday. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms. Into tonight and during Sunday, LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL AND FLOODING will become an increased risk about the tropical east coast and ranges with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 250mm possible.
Locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible across parts of north Queensland during the remainder of today and Sunday.
A Flood Watch is current for areas north of Ayr to Normanton excluding the far northern Cape York Peninsula north of Weipa.
Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Cairns, Yarrabah, Port Douglas, Palm Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Coen, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, Cooktown and Cardwell.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Gulf Country district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Selected rainfall totals in the 6 hours to 3pm AEST Saturday:
129mm at Saddle Mountain
107mm at Cairns Airport


That's some very heavy rain- 250mm in 6hrs possible

178 mm here so far since 9am
Posted by: scales

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 21:52

G'Day All.I do not post much at all,'cause don't know enough.But really enjoy all input from all posts. Just checked my re.cords for Jan 2009.1148.5mm at Aeroglen.This event better get a move on to catch up.
Posted by: scales

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 21:55

161mm from 9 this am .Aeroglen.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 21:56

Great video RF. Thanks for sharing.

Radar still looking amazing. Looking likely a lot of places will surpass modelled rainfall.

What an awesome event and wet season so far. grin
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 22:04

Question. What is the level of the old Bruce highway bridge at gordonvale on the flood gauge? From memory it was 14 or 15m.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 22:06

Daintree river has reached major flood level, 9.6 metres and rising. China Camp alert has recorded 286mm since 9am
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 22:08

This evenings EC and GFS 10 day precip. crazy

EC




GFS

Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 22:33

215mm in 26 hours here at Smithfield.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 22:44

Yep, 205mm here since this morning... incredible stuff!!
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 22:53

0730 to 2130 today........190mm and its still pumping rain!
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 22:55

11m at Daintree village - highest since 1996
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 23:00

Some good totals around everywhere but here it seems...

Spent a while planting out some Taro and other stuff today....nice day for it with just some light showers and rain about...probably less than 50mm so far today...

Cant believe how much rain you are getting up in Mareeba the last 2 months, Simmo...it must be looking positively lush..!

Be interesting to hear the 24 hr Cairns totals in the morning if you guys are already around 200mm for the day..
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 23:42

Up here at Clifton Beach it is bucketing, has been since we got here.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 26/01/2019 23:44

11.8m at Daintree - that's 1996 height, and it's still rising
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:11

Make that 12.1m at Daintree Village - HIGHEST on record at that site, previous record was 12m in 1956, although 12.4m was recorded in 1901 at a different gauge location
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:13

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/daintree/daintree.shtml

According to this document, the record flood level at Daintree Village is 12.4m, recorded in 1901.

At 10:36pm Saturday, the river was at 11.8m and still rising.

The 1996 level was 11.81m

By the morning there will surely be a new record.

EDIT - Beat me to it, ol mate
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:18

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough extends from a tropical low over western Cape York Peninsula eastwards to the east coast near Cooktown, and is forecast to shift slowly southwards over north Queensland through tonight and during Sunday.

Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast through areas of far north Queensland during the remainder of tonight and should extend southwards through Townsville to Bowen and Charters Towers on Sunday. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms. Through the remainder of tonight and Sunday morning, LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL AND FLOODING will remain a risk about the tropical east coast and ranges between about Cape Tribulation and Ingham with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 250mm possible.

Locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible across parts of north Queensland during the remainder of tonight and Sunday.

A Flood Watch is current for areas north of Ayr to Normanton excluding the far northern Cape York Peninsula north of Weipa.

Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Cairns, Yarrabah, Port Douglas, Palm Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Coen, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, Cooktown and Cardwell.

Selected 6 hour rainfall accumulations ending in the 6 hour period to 10 pm AEST Saturday:

299mm at China Camp

151mm at Black Mountain

126mm at Saddle Mountain
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:27

check out the qld sat loop.....its like a low is bombing over our area and gona dump a heap rain...?
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/satellite/qld
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:37

wow Nimbuss1 check out those T-storms embedded in there also, they don't seem to be making it down to Cairns though. Thes storms must be the ones the BOM is referring to in your post above.

My Davis Wx clicked over to 260mm here for the 24hrs from 11.30pm yesterday.

Amazed to see Mulgrave river catchment hasn't copped much in way of flooding rains at this stage, no doubt it will soon.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:48

Old gauge site or not, new record will be set tonight at Daintree village - 12.5m and rising at 11.36pm
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:57

This next line approaching on radar looks intense.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 00:59

I need to put the gum boots on and empty the nylex.
Maybe only 20mm away from overflowing, so about 230mm since 09:00 this morning. Backyard has been ankle deep since this morning.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 01:01

PRIORITY: The Bureau and Emergency Services would appreciate this message being broadcast regularly.
Major Flood Warning for the Daintree River and Flood Warning for the Mossman River
Issued at 11:58 pm EST on Saturday 26 January 2019
Flood Warning Number: 8

Record flood levels are being recorded in the Daintree River at Daintree Village during Saturday evening.

Rainfall totals in excess of 300 mm have been recorded in the catchment since 9am Saturday, mostly in the last 9 hours. Further heavy rainfall is possible for the remainder of the weekend.

Daintree River:
Major flood levels continue to rise in the Daintree River during Saturday evening.

The Daintree River at Daintree Village is currently at 12.50 metres and rising. This is above the previous record flood height of 12.40 metres recorded in 1901. Further rises are expected during Sunday morning. The estimated timing of the peak will be provided once a peak is recorded upstream and the heavy rainfall has ceased.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 01:03

Originally Posted By: hickory
I need to put the gum boots on and empty the nylex.
Maybe only 20mm away from overflowing, so about 230mm since 09:00 this morning. Backyard has been ankle deep since this morning.


I had to do the same thing Hickory, just tipped out 220mm
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 01:14

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Originally Posted By: hickory
I need to put the gum boots on and empty the nylex.
Maybe only 20mm away from overflowing, so about 230mm since 09:00 this morning. Backyard has been ankle deep since this morning.


I had to do the same thing Hickory, just tipped out 220mm

Emptied out 233mm, so not a bad estimate with a half flat torch beam.
Also, right on midnight, so that's a 15hr span. Now I'm hearing some thunder to my north.
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 01:54

Thunder!
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 02:06

When the Daintree floods badly is it mostly farmland that goes under ...?....does any town or houses get affected...?

I guess it will Tully's turn tomorrow....
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 04:19

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Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 04:39

Hubby left for work at the airport, though I checked the Qld Dept of Main Roads who say:

Barron / Holloways Beach / Stratford @ Captain Cook Highway

Road closed to all traffic
Both directions
Delays expected
Do not drive in flood waters
Extra information
Detour available via Cairns Western Arterial Road

This is quite an event - though I imagine many people will be missing their flights this morning...

Looking at the radar, looks like there could only be a few more hours left for Cairns and the beaches before it slips to the south???
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 05:44

This rain is just insane. Must be another 50 mm or more since I emptied out 233 mm at midnight.
Enough is enough for now. Let it go south. TSV need some to get Ross dam up from 64%.
Posted by: ajenko80

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 05:49

Originally Posted By: drivenunder

Looking at the radar, looks like there could only be a few more hours left for Cairns and the beaches before it slips to the south???


Hopefully is. Water just creeping past the sandbags and into our back laundry as I write this. Rang some friends around the Daintree area last night. Some of the levels they spoke about are fairly daunting.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 06:41

That looks like about it for now.
Next high tide isn't 'til 15:06h, so the water should get away OK.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 06:43

Looks to slip out to see so maybe south won't get the rain as promised?

What is the current location of that low? That wasn't it right? They were feeder bands I thought?
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 07:18

Now twin Lows.

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Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 07:52


It's a bit wet this morning, and my gauge overflowed after I emptied it yesterday arvo so better than 350mm .
Be interesting to see how long this hangs around.

Scott: Some houses get flooded, the water go's right back to the ferry turn off, the house there go's under to roof height. there are others as well, but that 1 you might know. Some farms and farm sheds as well.Lots of cattle country and normally a few head end up out at sea.

Cheers
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 08:04

Morning all, 90.2mm out this way. Barron River is very high, can see it from the house.

Awesome falls in and around Cairns. Would be nice for a break now so all the water can drain away. Models seem to think we will but BoM still forecasting a bit for today.

Tinaroo is closing in on 90%

Apparently the Anzac Ave bridge went/is under but the alert still shows it 2m below the bridge. Will see in a few hours when I got to work if it went/is under.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 08:12

Question for people who record their data. Yesterday during daylight hours my Max temp was 23.4c. This morning, at 5:45am, I received my max temp for the 9am-9am period so far with 24.4c and still could go higher by 9am. Do you record the 23.4c as yesterdays max or the max for the 9-9 period.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 08:14

Will be watching what BoM do for for the MAP because that is in the same boat
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 08:54

What is the coldest ever January day for Cairns?

Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:00

CAP is 24.0c on 8th in 1981
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:19

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
What is the coldest ever January day for Cairns?



Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:27

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Question for people who record their data. Yesterday during daylight hours my Max temp was 23.4c. This morning, at 5:45am, I received my max temp for the 9am-9am period so far with 24.4c and still could go higher by 9am. Do you record the 23.4c as yesterdays max or the max for the 9-9 period.


Unfortunately it is the max for the entire period Simmo
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:34

Cheers RF
Will watch BoM to see if they do that with the MAP.

Just measured the Nylex, which has not been emptied since 9am Friday, and it is 8mm higher than my WS. The clip broke that held it to the post with the WS so it is sitting on the ground, where a rain gauge is suppose to be.

Wonder if you can adjust the tipping bucket enough to get a WS to report like the gauge is at the correct height?
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:35

A lazy 160.2mm here in dry ol G'vale
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:40

340 here.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:47

That's insane, I'll check mine soon, I am at Smithfield Village, not far from you!!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:48

Just looking up the daily rainfall records for CNS and it has Dec 31 2018 with 474mm and the 7 days previous blank. Bit of an obvious error I thought.

Anyway the highest daily Jan total was 368.3mm 0n 8/01/72.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 09:51

Drum roll please...... a whopping 325mm here
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:03

Yeah, well what did I say HF.. poke


Climate stats for Cairns AP for anyone looking smile

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_031011_All.shtml
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:13

289mm here
Posted by: Dodger

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:17

Fianally stopped raining. That was consistent for 36 hours.
Posted by: Kino

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:26

Damn jealous - enjoy guys! Hey, if someone was to move to Cairns, which suburbs would be the wetter ones?
Posted by: Dodger

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:32

Nope raining again.
Posted by: Cow Bay Bob

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:37

luckily I tipped out 150 mm before I went to bed end up with 353 mm for the 24 hrs and 125 mm yesterday morning. just drove down toward the Ferry could not get to within 2 klms of it. The Daintree is a big river this morning.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:38

IDQ21037
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:10 am Sunday, 27 January 2019.
High risk of heavy rain and flooding across areas of north Queensland during today and into tonight.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough currently extends across far north Queensland and is forecast to shift slowly southwards over north Queensland during today.

Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast around the tropical east coast and adjacent inland areas between Cairns and Bowen today. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms. LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL AND FLOODING will remain a risk during today and into tonight with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 250mm possible.
Heavy rainfall may extend southwards towards the Whitsundays and adjacent inland areas on Monday. Depending on the movement of the monsoon trough it is possible that this heavy rainfall may extend a little further south than currently forecast.

Although areas north of Cairns, including the Daintree, have been removed from the current warning area there continues to be the risk of severe thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall in the area today. If this scenario were to occur, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings would be issued as necessary.
A Flood Watch is current for areas north of Ayr to Normanton excluding the far northern Cape York Peninsula north of Weipa.

Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Townsville, Yarrabah, Palm Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Cardwell, Bowen, Proserpine and Charters Towers.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Peninsula district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Selected rainfall observations in the 24 hours to 9am AEST Sunday:
471.6mm at Whyanbeel Valley
425mm at China Camp
387mm at Saddle Mountain
316mm at Cairns Airport
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 10:40

We are still in the warning area though looks likely our rain will come from thunderstorms today.
Could go a good storm though not too much wind with it hopefully
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 11:01

What a couple of days its been, very impressed from this event.

303mm to 9am

517mm for 48hrs
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 11:35

0730 to 0730 today..........285mm
and it was a low brewing over us last night....:)
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 11:38

Noticed GFS has scaled back its rainfall forecast for Cairns and main focus moved south to the Herbie Burbie.

GFS- 321mm forecast for Cairns over 10 days, more-so in the later part of the forecast period.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 12:07

37mm total for us.

Highest might've been 25į
Got down to 22 yesterday afternoon.
Had uggs and woollen jumper on. Cold & clammy. Midnight gave up and made a small hot water bottle...

Dry and weird windy today, although still overcast.
Currently 30.4įC and 51% humidity.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 12:42

Originally Posted By: Rawhide
340 here.


326mm for the last 24 hours in Smithfield Village. You know Rawhide, it honestly took me ages to figure out that you were in Northpoint Estate in Smithy, as opposed to a suburb called North Point.

An awesome effort all round!

I have my aircons on Dry mode to try and suck out all the moisture in the house - everything feels damp...! Its getting sticky outside too!
Posted by: fnq1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 13:44

Nice band building from NW
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 14:10

Originally Posted By: fnq1
Nice band building from NW


Moving fast though...
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 14:18

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: fnq1
Nice band building from NW


Moving fast though...


And some distant rumbles... not sure if it will directly line us up, but might get some of its edge.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 16:56

It's still raining.
Heavier at the moment.
Helicopter just came zipping past at a very low altitude, don't think they'd see anything higher up at all. Pretty white out there and the hill has disappeared from view.
Hoping it's not an accident out the road a bit. Been a few of those last couple years with the mine working again.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 17:15

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
What is the coldest ever January day for Cairns?




18.2į was the lowest nighttime minimum, but 24.0į was the lowest daytime minimum.
I think that's what Wandjina was asking.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 19:43

About 38mm today.
Raining again. Couple rumbles around.
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 19:57

Finally some decent rumbles!
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 20:02

Originally Posted By: cold@28
About 38mm today.
Raining again. Couple rumbles around.

Is that from 09:00 this morning until now ??
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 20:11

Yes, believe it or not, and most of it this afternoon.
Amazing pinky orangy yellowy light through the mistyness of the light rain just now, along with a few flashes and rumbles.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 20:29

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Yes, believe it or not, and most of it this afternoon.
Amazing pinky orangy yellowy light through the mistyness of the light rain just now, along with a few flashes and rumbles.

Fair enough. Just that the 12 hour radar loop didn't seem to show that much.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 20:37

Rumble and flash happening

Over 500mm for me
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 21:14

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Yes, believe it or not, and most of it this afternoon.
Amazing pinky orangy yellowy light through the mistyness of the light rain just now, along with a few flashes and rumbles.

Fair enough. Just that the 12 hour radar loop didn't seem to show that much.

My diagonal neighbour had the same amount. Not just me.
Posted by: Ticktock

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 21:42

Lots of lightning at Trinity Beach but only the odd rumble of thunder.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 27/01/2019 22:06

Left for dinner with around half an inner tube in the nylex. got home to 59.6mm
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 07:26

Is it all over rover? Its reasonably fine here thismorning, I'm not ready to see the sun yet!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 09:09

Disappointing 0.8mm here. Hopefully see some storms around today.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 09:35

58mm

Neighbour got the same, 58mm.
38 by 4.44pm plus another 20 overnight.
Still overcast.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 10:01

Caught the edge of those storm cells last night, 110mm overnight
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 10:11

168mm to 9am at Bilyana.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 10:19

Originally Posted By: cold@28
58mm

Neighbour got the same, 58mm.
38 by 4.44pm plus another 20 overnight.
Still overcast.


Was looking at the radar yesterday when at work thinking C@28 is going to get a bit. Glad it came through.

Mareeba was piggy in the middle yesterday. Lost me a bet too on how much rain we were going to receive from 9am Friday to 9am Monday. If we had of received what you did C@28 I would have won. frown smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 10:42

Anyone else notice the MAP hygrometer has the DP higher than the actual temperature. Think she needs replacing. 😂🤣
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 11:56

Just got back from a couple of days in Cairns. Boy was it wet up there!

Came back to a total of 173 mm for the 3 days I was away, paltry compared with further north.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 12:04

Ended up with 73.6mm mostly from that stormage.

Hopefully so more stormage this arvo

Swing the BoM a thingo Simmo, might get some action on the MAP station?

Gotta say, I don't think I've seen our house any damper than it was this morning. Literally everything is damp, even had condensation on aftershave/perfume bottles.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 12:07

Whats the MAP, everyone refers to it but I don't know what it is...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 12:07

Mareeba Aiport smile
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 12:15

All our glass has thick condensation and moisture coating...ughh
Places stinks from being locked up and the humidity is oppresive now the sun is starting to come out. Everything looks so.lush and green. The sounds of mowers and chainsaws echo through the hood. Time to get cleaning and open the place up a bit before the next round of rains.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 14:28

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Mareeba Aiport smile


Duh, sorry my bad smile

My windows also fog up in the high humidity. But finally things are beginning to air out.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 14:34

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Mareeba Aiport smile


Duh, sorry my bad smile

My windows also fog up in the high humidity. But finally things are beginning to air out.

I didn't know that either...
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 14:53

I feel so bad for Townsville. In the North Qld Wet Season threat I saw a post where someone commented on 'hose guys always get the rain...when will it be our turn' or something to that effect. I really felt for them. Even now they are getting rain but its nothing like what we got!

Poor buggas. I whinge about the lack of rain up here when we miss out - for them, they always miss out frown
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 16:01

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Just got back from a couple of days in Cairns. Boy was it wet up there!

Came back to a total of 173 mm for the 3 days I was away, paltry compared with further north.



I'm glad someone else is getting all the rain for a change smile We usually get much more than anywhere else. "Only" 75mm here in the past 24 hrs and 795mm for the MTD.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 16:07

Just talking to a friend in Darwin. Glad to hear that Chillagoe has had so much rain, but lamenting that Darwin has only had half it's usual rainfall so far. Usually over 700mm by now, but just over 300mm. Guess Riley has sucked a bit away, and we've got the rest.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 17:27

What about Bulgun? Less than 10km from Tully and 120mm so far yet Tully has received about 30mm. 🤔
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 18:04

I keep hearing how we will get more rain this week. Is this just scaremongering from the media or are we supposed to get another soaking this week? What are the mechanics of this? That MT has slipped south yea?
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 18:12

Downpour in the G
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 18:23

Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Just got back from a couple of days in Cairns. Boy was it wet up there!

Came back to a total of 173 mm for the 3 days I was away, paltry compared with further north.



I'm glad someone else is getting all the rain for a change smile We usually get much more than anywhere else. "Only" 75mm here in the past 24 hrs and 795mm for the MTD.


Don't speak too soon...it seems too good to be true....despite this weekend almost being "beach weather" down here (apart from all the box jellies washing up), going by the models and forecasts the main event is yet to come for us around Tully...while-ever this trough is hanging around I wouldn't be too surprised to see some Daintree like totals anywhere between Ingham and Cairns this week...

Its been enjoyable working in the light rain and cooler weather we have been getting but I'm going on strike and watching Netflix and playing bad guitar if we start getting flood rain... grin
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 18:23

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I keep hearing how we will get more rain this week. Is this just scaremongering from the media or are we supposed to get another soaking this week? What are the mechanics of this? That MT has slipped south yea?


Read this from BoM:
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/north-tropical-coast-and-tablelands.shtml
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 18:31

Even a small SE surge qith an active monsoon as it pushes back north should give decent totals.

Think we just had a good half inch in that shower.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 19:01

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Just got back from a couple of days in Cairns. Boy was it wet up there!

Came back to a total of 173 mm for the 3 days I was away, paltry compared with further north.



I'm glad someone else is getting all the rain for a change smile We usually get much more than anywhere else. "Only" 75mm here in the past 24 hrs and 795mm for the MTD.


Don't speak too soon...it seems too good to be true....despite this weekend almost being "beach weather" down here (apart from all the box jellies washing up), going by the models and forecasts the main event is yet to come for us around Tully...while-ever this trough is hanging around I wouldn't be too surprised to see some Daintree like totals anywhere between Ingham and Cairns this week...

Its been enjoyable working in the light rain and cooler weather we have been getting but I'm going on strike and watching Netflix and playing bad guitar if we start getting flood rain... grin


Lucky you. No power out here for the last couple of hours. Rather oppressive as breeze is minimal.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 19:17

Yeah SF, ours went off briefly a few times with the storms about....seems like you are getting a good introduction to our dodgy local power supply...
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 19:22

It got absolutely stinking hot here today, it was awful. Couldnt bear to do more than sit and watch movies with the fan on full blast.
I'd much prefer the rain thankyou very much!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 20:15

Rainfall today: Nil.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 20:38

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Just got back from a couple of days in Cairns. Boy was it wet up there!

Came back to a total of 173 mm for the 3 days I was away, paltry compared with further north.



I'm glad someone else is getting all the rain for a change smile We usually get much more than anywhere else. "Only" 75mm here in the past 24 hrs and 795mm for the MTD.


Don't speak too soon...it seems too good to be true....despite this weekend almost being "beach weather" down here (apart from all the box jellies washing up), going by the models and forecasts the main event is yet to come for us around Tully...while-ever this trough is hanging around I wouldn't be too surprised to see some Daintree like totals anywhere between Ingham and Cairns this week...

Its been enjoyable working in the light rain and cooler weather we have been getting but I'm going on strike and watching Netflix and playing bad guitar if we start getting flood rain... grin


Hoping so Scott, looking good for more heavies along the FNQTC. Was surprised to see Tully to Babinda areas not really getting much kick from the event, we know that wonít be the case for much longer.

A nice line of heavy rain coming down along the ranges😁
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 20:57

I don't know whether it's trying to rain, or whether the splattering noise is kamikaze insects.
Suspect it's kamikaze insects, and I left the doors & windows open for too long.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 22:28

Flying ants were out of control here tonight. At work I had to dim the interior lights and put the lights outside on full to try and keep the numbers to a minimum coming in and assaulting the diners while they were trying to eat.

The humidity was pretty oppressive today. Broke the previous highest DP record with 27.4c

Just starting to rain
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 28/01/2019 22:31

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes

Swing the BoM a thingo Simmo, might get some action on the MAP station?


Might do that RF
Posted by: KevD

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 06:38

Wow, the latest EC run just keeps it going for you guys for the next ten days with some huge totals. Just spotted over 1.7m of rain forecast for some locations 😲
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 07:26

55mm in the bin this morning. Not much breeze, but with the promise of more rain as the day wears on.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 08:07

smidge under 40mm. Smells like I been filleting fish out there.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 08:16

This morning's North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast:

Weather Situation

The monsoon trough extends from the southern Gulf of Carpentaria coast across to the east tropical coast near Cardwell. The trough is expected to continue shifting slowly southwards today and should remain slow moving over the base of the tropics on Wednesday. Rain areas and thunderstorms with locally heavy falls will continue over northern districts due to this feature and should also spread further into parts of central western and northwestern Queensland during today and tomorrow. The monsoon trough should then start to shift slowly north from Thursday, combining with a renewed burst in the monsoonal flow wrapping into the trough to result in heavier rain and storms again moving back to the northern tropics. Given the renewed burst in the monsoonal wind flow there is an increased risk of a low deepening on the trough in the Gulf of Carpentaria or the Coral Sea from late this week and the situation will be monitored carefully. A ridge of high pressure will maintain mostly fine conditions over the southeastern corner of the state, with just some showers expected east of the Great Dividing Range. Isolated thunderstorms will remain possible near a slow moving surface trough over southwestern Queensland over the next few days.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 08:33

10mm out here this morning. That blob to the north looks juicy. Just did a quick rush around to feed all the animals before more rain sets in.

Looks like it is going to be a very wet week with no end in sight for the forecast period. Tinaroo nearly at 93%, wont be long till she spills.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 08:56

Just woke up, and it's raining. 😊😊

25.6įC and 83% humidity.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 09:00

That rain coming in from the NW looks good also if it can make the distance
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 10:04

Well only 6mm here this morning frown frown
be nice to get a bit more to clean some of the mud up. and wash the grass off.
A few fences need some work, when can drive around.

very sweaty yesterday arvo when the sun was out for awhile.

Forecast is for plenty more , bring it on.


Cheers
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 10:06

44mm to 7am this morning.

Took nearly 40 mins to drive into the city from Bentley P today, slow due to rain and school traffic back on the roads after the Christmas break.

The talk around the office today is all about the weekends weather and rain, no mention of Australia day haha

Loving that forecast Ron, lets hope it comes to fruition.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 10:25

16.2mm to 9am and still raining.

Thinking back to when I went through Biboohra's records to find years that had the same lack of rainfall we experienced last year from April-November. There were only 2 years that were similar since 1942 and both were followed with great wet seasons.
Going through those records trying to find something to be optimistic about considering the doom and gloom of BoM's long range forecast
Hard to think now that I was spending so much time pumping water and trying to keep a few small area's green for the goats and Frieda. Was seriously considering selling Frieda, the cow.
I feel very lucky considering vast areas of the state and country are still struggling.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 13:15

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
smidge under 40mm. Smells like I been filleting fish out there.


Noticed that too RF! Did anyone else? Was really putrid about 6am but seemed to clear quickly?

Great rainfall and more to come.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 18:48

Originally Posted By: CuNimJim
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
smidge under 40mm. Smells like I been filleting fish out there.


Noticed that too RF! Did anyone else? Was really putrid about 6am but seemed to clear quickly?

Great rainfall and more to come.


Haha, its just the wet, wet... wet. Mud I think.

20mm even today from earlier heavy showers.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 20:26

Originally Posted By: CuNimJim
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
smidge under 40mm. Smells like I been filleting fish out there.

Noticed that too RF! Did anyone else? Was really putrid about 6am but seemed to clear quickly?

My backyard has that swampy, creek smell. Totally waterlogged.
In the house, things feel damp to touch.- kitchen bench tops etc,- despite having all doors and windows open, and all the ceiling fans on.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 22:30

Strange watching the lawn die/drown due to excess water; dead patches everywhere!

43 mm of rain since 9am
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 22:39

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Strange watching the lawn die/drown due to excess water; dead patches everywhere!

43 mm of rain since 9am

Remember hearing station owners from the Gulf looking for government assistance, back in mid 2000s. They'd been flooded for months on end, and it killed the grass seed so nothing grew back after the water receded. The government in its wisdom saw they'd had all that water, couldn't wrap their heads around that properties had no feed after all that water, and refused assistance for a long time.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 23:17

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Strange watching the lawn die/drown due to excess water; dead patches everywhere!

43 mm of rain since 9am


yeah pacman ..and just remember we still haven't even started our 2 wettest months of the year yet... eek
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 23:24

Originally Posted By: cold@28

Remember hearing station owners from the Gulf looking for government assistance, back in mid 2000s. They'd been flooded for months on end, and it killed the grass seed so nothing grew back after the water receded. The government in its wisdom saw they'd had all that water, couldn't wrap their heads around that properties had no feed after all that water, and refused assistance for a long time.


and at the other end of the spectrum these disgusting cretins walked away and left their stock to starve to death....

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/catas...-station/529155

and I'd bet no one is held to account...
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 29/01/2019 23:41

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Strange watching the lawn die/drown due to excess water; dead patches everywhere!

43 mm of rain since 9am


Makes you wonder what may lay ahead. 665mm so far this month (to 9 am today) and 785mm last month. Well above the long term average .

Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 06:44

Ticking over, 38.4mm
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 08:52

Only 17mm up here this morning.
Clean up started, will be a while before can stand new strainer post in a few spots.

For all the forecasts we have not seen much , see how we go later in the week.


Cheers
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 08:55

39.7 overnight
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 08:56

39.7 overnight
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 08:59

53mm for me.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 09:27

3.8mm here. Need another 66mm today to beat the previous wettest January.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 16:24

So it seems my dying lawn and smell may be due to the dreaded Army worm according to the Cairns post. Alot of lawns around Cairns are infected and the post is recommending residents use pesticides to get rid of them! Won't be happening to my lawn; it will recover.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 16:47

I went in pretty hard with granular fert last Tues, burned the lawn in patches, then the bulk rain came - now its look fantastic. I beat the dreaded die out from excessive wet so far

Supposed to be a lot more incoming over the next 4 days
Posted by: Rhubarb

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 16:56

338mm here in West End since Saturday!!!!!

Resident frog orchestra loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Rhubarb

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 18:00

The Ross River dam gates were opened just before 4 pm today!

Yip-y-aye-yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS Don't know if anyone is on Forest Road at Bluewater, there are reports of SES and Swift Water Rescue going door to door. The flooding is humungeous. Check this out: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-30/north-queensland-flash-flooding/10763122

We have friends in a low set house on that road but don't know how they are faring.

Keep safe!


Posted by: KevD

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 18:02

And the latest EC totals over the next 7 days:



shocked
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 18:58

Originally Posted By: Pacman
So it seems my dying lawn and smell may be due to the dreaded Army worm according to the Cairns post. Alot of lawns around Cairns are infected and the post is recommending residents use pesticides to get rid of them! Won't be happening to my lawn; it will recover.


Yep, I just had a quick look and pkucked out like 20 caterpillars (army worms) in 5 mins flat..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 19:00

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Yep, I just had a quick look and pkucked out like 20 caterpillars (army worms) in 5 mins flat..

So what can you put in your yards that eat them?
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 19:04

Old bloke told me to cover the patch with plastic for a day, then take it off and pick them up. Apparently they come to the surface.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 20:11

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Yep, I just had a quick look and pkucked out like 20 caterpillars (army worms) in 5 mins flat..

So what can you put in your yards that eat them?


I reckon Pyrethrum could be the go as can work fairly quickly so may be possible to give it a try if it looks like a break in the rain.

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Old bloke told me to cover the patch with plastic for a day, then take it off and pick them up. Apparently they come to the surface.


we found they were out in the daytime atm 'cause its so dark. black plastic might cook them with any luck
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 21:21

Bloody hell. Been flogging down here for the last 90min or more. Can't fathom how the airport has only 4.5mm since 9am and the racetrack has 8mmm(as at 8pm).
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 21:40

Yeah fairly coming down here too, im gonna see how much when it blows over as I emptied the gauge before it hit.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 21:43

Apparently the Army worms die out in 3 weeks anyway and rains might drown them out also, boils down to there going be gone soon anyhow.

Loving this rain at present, seems were on the edge here of the storm passing south down the Mulgrave Valley.

So far 48mm here since 9am- need another 60mm to break the 1mtr for Jan.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 21:56

Seems GFS and EC have this Inland low hanging around for some time yet in pretty much the same area for the next 8 Days.

Forecasts from these models for the Townsville region over the period are insane, especially EC which is going for 1144mm and the lesser GFS 365mm over the next 10 days.

Will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 21:57

Wowza Pac!! Will that be 2m of rain in 2 months? How much did you get in December?
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 22:07

kill army worms with neem oil or go to Nuleaf and get a product called Surround, or anything with Bifenthrin, it works with a little rain had to deal with the bastards lots, they love expensive turf
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 22:09

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Seems GFS and EC have this Inland low hanging around for some time yet in pretty much the same area for the next 8 Days.

Forecasts from these models for the Townsville region over the period are insane, especially EC which is going for 1144mm and the lesser GFS 365mm over the next 10 days.

Will be interesting to see how it all plays out.


GFS extended shows no end in sight either with constant rain right through to the end of their forecast on the 15th Feb.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 22:15

So just tipped out 55mm even from that little shower + the 24.2mm tipped out from today gives me 79.2 so far today.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 22:32

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Wowza Pac!! Will that be 2m of rain in 2 months? How much did you get in December?


1074mm for December 2018 and yes that will make it 2mtrs in 2mnths, staggering to think about as its the Cairns airports annual rainfall in such a short period.
Posted by: Willraja

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 30/01/2019 23:02

Nice bit of a light show tonight down here in gVale. The kidís balls are back floating around the yard from that last downpour and looks like there is another sizeable patch coming in from the nor-west. Notice our week ahead forecast has dropped the total predictions expected with each update but the flurry of dire warnings from the media about the coming days/weekend is rising considerably.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 05:50

I never thought I'd wish for the rain to take a break for a day or two.
Just a day, maybe two of sunshine and then let it come back. Likely to end up with webbed feet soon. smirk
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 07:13

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Wowza Pac!! Will that be 2m of rain in 2 months? How much did you get in December?


1074mm for December 2018 and yes that will make it 2mtrs in 2mnths, staggering to think about as its the Cairns airports annual rainfall in such a short period.


It is amazing. I never experienced anything like that in my 3 wet seasons in Cairns. The Dec-Jan total here is wetter than any I had down there.

It is starting to smell very swampy now. Would be nice for the rain to hold off a bit today as I have a goat in labor and it is much easier if she can kid in the backyard on the grass. A lot more of a cleanup job if she kids in the shed.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 07:30

41mm overnight. 630mm for the month.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 07:34

was near Mareeba yesterday Simmo, very swampy indeed.

108.2mm to finish Jan.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 07:40

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
It is amazing. I never experienced anything like that in my 3 wet seasons in Cairns. The Dec-Jan total here is wetter than any I had down there.

3 wet seasons isn't much of a time span to start comparing Dec-Jan totals around the region though Simmo.
10 wets in each would be a better starting point.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 07:47

98mm to finish the month off, taking my monthly total 968mm.

I am off to Canada now for a month on holidays, -16 will be my landing temperature. Can't wait to see my February results when I am back
Posted by: Birdie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 07:58

It's been very calm up here around Port. Barely anything yesterday, just 18mm in my gauge. Feel like I'm missing out which is ridiculous really.
Watching the flash flooding around bluewater bought back some uncomfortable feelings from the times I have been through that myself, PTSD in full swing. Really feel for those affected.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 08:43

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
was near Mareeba yesterday Simmo, very swampy indeed.


Any rain just sits on the surface now RF. Have had a lake out the front for nearly 1 week. Even with only 14mm over the last 2 days.

Have a safe trip HF.

Tinaroo nearly at 96%.

Mareeba Barron river alert seems to be responding properly now too.

9.8mm here takes me to 291.2mm YTD. Feb is shaping up to be wet wet wet. smile
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 12:04

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
It is amazing. I never experienced anything like that in my 3 wet seasons in Cairns. The Dec-Jan total here is wetter than any I had down there.

3 wet seasons isn't much of a time span to start comparing Dec-Jan totals around the region though Simmo.
10 wets in each would be a better starting point.


I'll check my records tonight but cant see any other dec/jan with 1600mm happening in my books
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 12:49

Spot on RF.
Just had a quick look at CAP records, starting 1942, and this Dec-Jan is the wettest on record with 1572.2mm. The next closest was only 20mm lower in 1981 with 1552.2mm. The next closest was 1979 with 1384.6 so nearly 200mm lower.

I was not even born the last time this happened in Dec and January. poke
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 13:36

Nice- Thank you Simmo for the research. I wonder if the period from 79 to 81 coincided with a super-Nina? Hope the next couple of years is a reflection of that period smile
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 17:05

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Nice- Thank you Simmo for the research. I wonder if the period from 79 to 81 coincided with a super-Nina? Hope the next couple of years is a reflection of that period smile
Could be. Often, when there is severe drought in the inlands of Aust the FNQ coast floods -
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 17:45

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Spot on RF.
Just had a quick look at CAP records, starting 1942, and this Dec-Jan is the wettest on record with 1572.2mm. The next closest was only 20mm lower in 1981 with 1552.2mm. The next closest was 1979 with 1384.6 so nearly 200mm lower.

I was not even born the last time this happened in Dec and January. poke


Jesus ya bloody spring chicken haha.

My previous best is the first of my records. 08-09 with 1035.2mm. That Jan I had 895.6mm, however Dec was only 139.6mm. Dec is far less consistent in terms of rainfall.

Looks like this evenings rain is on its way laugh
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 18:06

Getting smasher here in the city, 25mm and rising
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 19:08

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
My previous best is the first of my records. 08-09 with 1035.2mm. That Jan I had 895.6mm, however Dec was only 139.6mm. Dec is far less consistent in terms of rainfall.

Same years here too Ron. 2008-2009.

Dec '08 = 244.3mm and Jan '09 = 973.7mm. Total 1218.0mm.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 19:16

about 35mm in the last hour, though it may have been more, really smashed down for a while.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 19:29

This event has been unreal to say the least; so much rain incoming and next week looks like it "may" be our turn for the convergence zone according to GFS.

Rain really smashing down here!

Love this BOM update video especially the later part which shows the amount of rain to fall over the area Sunday/Monday. Looks like our roads may be cut off inland also. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gteR2qDsCd0&feature=youtu.be
Posted by: Jesse24

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 20:30

When is Cairns going to be in the warning? Thought BOM would've brought the update forward considering how wild it is around Cairns right now.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 20:46

85mm since 4pm, smashing it down.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 20:56

100mm even in the gauge since 9am; rain just smashed down across Cairns. Max Rain rate 192mm/hr here.

Look out Townsville... incoming heavies!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 21:09

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Nice- Thank you Simmo for the research. I wonder if the period from 79 to 81 coincided with a super-Nina? Hope the next couple of years is a reflection of that period smile


Could be looking at the totals. Would be awesome if we did get a repeat. smile
As they say in that BoM video, this is a historic event. Whats crazy also is the mention of 1-2m more rainfall in the region ontop of what has fallen. crazy
Going by model forecast this is just going to keep going.

Great rain this evening, currently on 38mm. Tinaroo might spill tomorrow!!
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 21:11

Originally Posted By: Jesse24
When is Cairns going to be in the warning? Thought BOM would've brought the update forward considering how wild it is around Cairns right now.


Was wondering the same earlier.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 21:32

Thought I would share this with you guys. Clearly shows how saturated the ground is here. Just sat down to have a drink and throw the ball for the girls and sunk right down to the seat. Think I might still have a few xmas kilos to lose. wink

Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 31/01/2019 22:34


Haha Simmo, this was me yesterday up there

Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 03:11

46 mm in 40 mins. 01:10 to 01:50.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 03:23

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: Pacman
Nice- Thank you Simmo for the research. I wonder if the period from 79 to 81 coincided with a super-Nina? Hope the next couple of years is a reflection of that period smile


Could be looking at the totals. Would be awesome if we did get a repeat. smile
As they say in that BoM video, this is a historic event. Whats crazy also is the mention of 1-2m more rainfall in the region ontop of what has fallen. crazy
Going by model forecast this is just going to keep going.

Great rain this evening, currently on 38mm. Tinaroo might spill tomorrow!!


Anyone remember the BOM predicting all this in their recent outlook ???
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 03:49

Originally Posted By: hickory
46 mm in 40 mins. 01:10 to 01:50.


Yep, right under that juicy cell. I just tipped out a 130mm at 0250am as I head out to the airport.



Look forward to seeing my totals on my return from Canada.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 06:55

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Originally Posted By: hickory
46 mm in 40 mins. 01:10 to 01:50.
Yep, right under that juicy cell. I just tipped out a 130mm at 0250am as I head out to the airport.
Look forward to seeing my totals on my return from Canada.

You got someone to empty your nylex so it doesn't overflow at 250mm ??

(Enjoy the Molson's).
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 07:18

Have a polar vortex of a time HF!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 07:23

Hahaha RF, its a quagmire.

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: Pacman
Nice- Thank you Simmo for the research. I wonder if the period from 79 to 81 coincided with a super-Nina? Hope the next couple of years is a reflection of that period smile


Could be looking at the totals. Would be awesome if we did get a repeat. smile
As they say in that BoM video, this is a historic event. Whats crazy also is the mention of 1-2m more rainfall in the region ontop of what has fallen. crazy
Going by model forecast this is just going to keep going.

Great rain this evening, currently on 38mm. Tinaroo might spill tomorrow!!


Anyone remember the BOM predicting all this in their recent outlook ???


Pretty sure they have been saying average rainfall for us for a few outlooks now. BoM definitely were not predicting this amazing wet we have had.
Their last one had Townsville for below average for feb-april. They will probably get their total for all 3 months by the end of the weekend. crazy
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 08:20

Looks like they fixed the hygrometer at the MAP yesterday. Noticed it went offline on wetherzone briefly.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 09:05

January ended up being my coldest by 0.9c with and average max of 30.7c. MAP was cooler at 29.9c, the coldest Jan there since 2009.

Starting Feb with 40.8mm in the gauge. grin
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 12:40

118 mm to 7am this morning.

Marakai: we were discussing the BOM climate outlook at home a couple of weeks back. It really goes to show that anything is possible nowadays and modern man understanding of climate is in its infancy.

Seems the BOM are no longer confident in the monsoon moving north in the FNQTC over the later part of this week as initially forecast. The two main models GFS and EC have run counter to what the BOM were forecasting keeping the convergence area/monsoon in the Herbert/Burdekin districts.

Your a brave man HF leaving Cairns during the Wetseason, I refuse to travel anywhere for fear of missing the rain or a Cyclone event smile Safe Travels.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 13:37

Forecast has dropped a lot for here - will still be wet weather but nothing of any big interest that I can see
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 13:44

Yeah pacman...seems the trough is now expected to cause huge dramas for the Townsville region...


So much so that the powers that be are willing to inundate many homes for the greater good of avoiding possible catastrophic failure of the Ross river dam should the forecast huge rain event for the area...Ö

You have to feel for the poor bugga's...Desert like conditions for years and then this evolving major flooding event..

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia...ocid=spartanntp

BTW Simmo, that's a nice looking pair of goat herding dogs there.... smile
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 15:53

Aren't there warnings signs around Redlynch Valley about possible floods? At least they don't have dam releases that can threaten, or dothey? As in... cCome back from work and house is gone.. for the greater good. Or.. Make your bed in your tinnie tonight.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 16:08

Just got some very strong winds in that cell headed Cairns way. The rain knocked our internet out for a good 20 minutes or so as well.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 17:04

Originally Posted By: dormant
Aren't there warnings signs around Redlynch Valley about possible floods? At least they don't have dam releases that can threaten, or dothey? As in... cCome back from work and house is gone.. for the greater good. Or.. Make your bed in your tinnie tonight.


Apparently Copperlode dam is a potential threat Dormant....Have these loudspeaker towers been installed yet...?....as well as a warning device they could be handy on Australia day to pipe out some AC/DC for local residents... wink

https://www.tropicnow.com.au/2018/february/8/redlynch-residents-see-red-over-new-flood-risk.html
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 17:21

We had a torrential downpour at Freshwater for about 30 minutes...water rushing down Merrybrook Street and through the school.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 17:24

Haha Scott! you never know, Council may consider?

Cairns and Townsville neck and neck so far today- both at 44mm each, wonder which will be greater at 9am???

Fast n Furious downpour this afternoon in Portsmith, had to jet out of work and save the car from the rising waters, absolutely flooded down there!
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 17:56

Saw some photo's of Rusty's market with some water in there as well Pacman...

We are just starting to get that rainband that hit you guys in Cairns..first real torrential rain in a few days now....

Radar is really starting to thicken up from Cooktown south...
I hope its headed to Townsville...I really don't need to be sitting under a convergence area tonight...
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 17:58

Originally Posted By: marakai
Just got some very strong winds in that cell headed Cairns way. The rain knocked our internet out for a good 20 minutes or so as well.


How often does that happen marakaiÖ?...Every storm...?
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 18:30

GFS Sat night looks to be a good one for Tully/Cardwell/Ingham
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 19:18

Yeah basically Scott, heavy rain blocks the satellite signal, Vast TV drops out too.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 22:15

Wow, a lot of water sitting off the coast right now.

Looks like I have touch over 30mm in the tank. Be good for a couple of dryer days, the lawn starting to get an odour up.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 22:33

Great Drone footage of the flooded landscape in Townsville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL_NgmXkKW4
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2019 - 01/02/2019 23:26

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Your a brave man HF leaving Cairns during the Wetseason, I refuse to travel anywhere for fear of missing the rain or a Cyclone event smile Safe Travels.


That's how I feel. Hate missing wet events. Hate even leaving Chillagoe if it's raining... :))
Before I lived here I used to go to Darwin only in the wet season.

Originally Posted By: scott12
Saw some photo's of Rusty's market with some water in there as well Pacman...

That wasn't this morning. Could have been yesterday evening though, water everywhere at Manoora.

Originally Posted By: marakai
Yeah basically Scott, heavy rain blocks the satellite signal, Vast TV drops out too.

Don't suppose you've got mobile reception out there? Gave up on satellite TV here, decided to stream TV if I could be bothered enough. No dropouts in rain. :))

Thanks for the drone footage Pacman.