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Day to Day Northern Queensland weather

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by Jellybeans, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I saw on Facebook there was some light frost near Kurrimine Beach the other day. I'm in Mareeba watching speedway tonight and expecting it to be a bit chilly.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that as well, in the cane furrows. I follow the Atherton/Mareeba weather FB pages as I sometimes do work on the tablelands.
     
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    Hopefully this thread livens up a bit when the wet season comes around.
     
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  4. Jellybeans

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    I’m sure of it. Best to post a link on the WZ tropics threads to direct people when the season comes, should they want to come over here.
     
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  5. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, I'd imagine so. Not much happens here over winter. Once the heat and humidity from the north west ramps up we might actually have something to talk about.
     
  6. William

    William A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We just had a brief taste of the north winds on Friday and Saturday. Was certainly a touch warmer than normal with the planes landing over the city. Nice and cool for the coming week though. Don't think we'll see the same low temps that we saw mid-July, still nice to have to shut the window and maybe turn the fan down onto it's lowest setting.
     
  7. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm doing relief work at the Mareeba branch the rest of this week. Promotional hoodies at work arrived just in time.
     
  8. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Methinks that tomorrow's predicted minimum has been blown out of the water. You probably don't realise how cool the temperature is when you basically live in a concrete bunker that retains heat.
     
  9. William

    William A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've had enough of this cold weather. Heading north off to Daintree and Cooktown tomorrow with my boy to get some sun.
     
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    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Few showers along the Wet Tropics coast over recent days.

    Almost surfable waves at Four Mile in Port Douglas with the strong south easters.

    Mission Beach / Innisfail / Cairns did ok, couple of inches, enough to wet the dust. Has been looking a browner shade of green in a number of place have seen in last couple weeks, pretty welcome by the land & locals.
     
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  14. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Finally got something worth talking about. There is currently a low pressure trough in the Coral Sea and is moving west. It's expected to develop into a weak tropical low over the next day or so and move west. It's already beginning to show up on radar. I wish I could send some of it south to help put out the bushfires.
     
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    A long time coming.
     
  16. William

    William A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice wet ride in to work this morning, hopefully a wet ride home too. I won't feel so bad putting on the wet gear if it just gets wet straight away again.
     
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    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surely someone is getting excited by the water falling across quite a big part of the continent (QLD)?

    Water getting into lots of catchments.
     
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    Hopefully only just started for Townsville Rabid. Up until mid last week we had only had 16mm in total at the airport since last July so was very dry. Dam about 57% at present. We had about 150mm at our place overnight however dam catchment only had half that. We are in the dry tropics so rely on monsoon troughs and cyclones for most of our rain.
     
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  19. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, big contrast with last year (dry to date). The 320 odd mm at Ayr pretty impressive.

    Looks like some relatively widespread falls out west, surely something moving in upper Eyre basin? Pastoralists must be happy, if thats possible. I just like knowing how 'alive' the arid country becomes after good rains.
     
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    Place just near Ayr had 520mm (most of it in about 12 hours). If the low moves south from where it is then hopefully the widespread falls will become reality.
     
  21. Rabid K9

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    Happy with your follow up falls @whether?

    Thought the 100mm in two hours pretty decent in Cairns this morning, not in the league of some of the heavy falls elsewhere so far this season, but still would have made things interesting getting to work.

    Road transport be pretty difficult up in the Gulf about now.
     
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  22. Seafm

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    Been a slow drive to work for me the last couple of days. Heavy rain in the morning combined with the schools starting again and I only have to go from Trinity Beach to Smithfield.
     
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    Yeah had enough for now @Rabid K9 . Need things to dry out a bit. Hopefully some more in February/March cause then the tap gets turned off here in the Dry Tropics normally till November/December. Our dam was built in the early 70's when the population was probably 60K (now 190K) so it is not really big enough for the population it serves without some good rain in the wet season. The Council can pump from the Burdekin Dam but I think that costs $50K a day just in power.
     
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    BOM automates Townsville Airport Weather Station, infuriating mayors in region
    https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news...r-station-infuriating-mayors-in-region/531151
     
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    Yeah unsure what to think of this. It is definitely a money saving exercise despite what Mr Gunn says. I know we have way less population than the US but they seem to have plenty of weather offices in cities the size of Townsville across the US. I wonder how people in Sydney or Melbourne would react if their forecasts all came out of Brisbane.
     
  27. Seafm

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    William A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It is interesting that this has happened as I was under the impression we had already lost some tech officers from the Cairns office already, maybe I was misinformed. Still we can always do with more tech staff up here, last week we lost the Cairns radar for a good portion of the week. The longest and most frequent interruptions to service seem to be in the Wet.
     
  29. Seafm

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    Just got an absolute ripper of a storm at Trinity Beach. I had looked at the radar and looked like just a couple of showers nearby, meh. Ten minutes later it was hammering down, thunder and lightning, no Foxtel for half an hour:mad: Çairns city, Edmonton and Gordonvale are copping it now.
     
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    William A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That was a cracker of a storm. Had another on 29th Feb, there is a good performing Wunderground station about 500m down the road from me, picked up about 7-8mm but I swear we would have had at least 30-40mm in the 15-20 mintues it went on for. Was very very intense but short lived and must been incredibly localised.
     
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