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Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by Greysrigging, Sep 30, 2019.
Another 20mm of good soaking rain this arvo.... April rain is a dead set bonus...
Been a cow of a day in Darwin and surrounds today...
But the sea breeze kicking in half an hour ago and she's back down to 32c ish. ( in the northern 'burbs, still 34.8c at the Airport atm )
The rain is gone, but still a bit of warm weather around as we head into the 2nd week of May. We need a big kick arse slow moving high in the Bight to get the south easterlies blowing and deliver some sub 20c nights.
And, the results of two consecutive failed 'Wets'.....note that although we have just come out of the rainy season, the dam storages are at 'end of dry' levels.....and another 5 months of hot and windy seasonal conditions before any chances of replenishment.. A 3rd poor wet could mean water restrictions in the Darwin / Palmerston regions, something that hasn't happened in my 40 odd years here.
Anyone else noted the amazing rainfall figures coming from the Gumboot Coast in FNQ in the last 24 hours ? Was listening to the Country Hour earlier this arvo and and the Tully-Innisfail area has picked up +250mm totals in the last 24 hours....some hick joint jagged 330mm ! And us mob get excited with 0.8mm at the Airport, let alone 18mm at Gunn Point....lol
I wonder if the down south weather mobs actually 'get' the significance of the various systems impacting the Australian Continent in the next few days ?. its not just the prospect of unseasonal May rain. it is also the prospect of record cold May maximum temperatures about to descend on vast areas of the Tropics on Friday/Saturday.
Many coastal and inland stations in Queensland will break historic cold records if the forecast max temps come off. Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, are all gunna have a cold day on Saturday, with 13c in Rocky being Melbourne like in July ! lol !
I daresay the Atherton Tablelands might also need a beanie or 2 on Saturday.
Back in the NT it would appear places like Katherine, Elliot, Tennant Creek etc will also break May cold records.
So a significant cold event for the Tropics, on par with the June 2007 event that saw bitter cold max's of 10c across most of inland North Queensland. Mt Isa was 9.8c on the 20th from memory....
Coming from the Northern Territory....
You might have to break out some socks to go with your thongs?
Darwin forecast is 25c tomorrow.....the rest of May has averaged about 33-34c, so an 8 or 9c drop is gunna be a bit ordinary.
Might have to drag out a flanny shirt...... and socks
Rare as rocking horse poo to see midday and 3.00pm temps like this in Darwin and the Rural areas.....