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Tanuki

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Heavy freezing rain sweeping through the inner South East.
How do I know?
Daughter had her car serviced last week, they obviously replaced the wipers with wrong bloody model as they flew off the wiper arms this evening in Carnegie. Dad to the rescue and I got soaked and frozen getting them back on so she could make it home.
Freezing cold and raining here in Caulfield North. Windscreen wipers still operational though.
 
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Cold wet and windy (southerly) out here in the northeast fringes, although it’s actually currently sunny with blue skies. Won't last long judging by the dark clouds coming from the southwest.

The Currawongs are singing to each other across the yard from one end to the other, flying around back and forth as often happens when it’s been raining, or about to.

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Rinse and repeat this past week or more. Ideal snow-season weather. We’ve had 61mm of good soaking rain since this day in May, but still nothing like the totals that some parts have received. Two of those mls have fallen this past day, 28mm in the last week.

Thanks @wernerk apart from a couple of deciduous trees for specific purposes, it’s an all-native garden specifically to encourage and protect native birds, including loads of little ones, such as Silvereyes and Pardalotes, along with numerous Honeyeater species.

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We lost quite a few plants over our very dry summer here. Now in the process of replenishing.

Correct, they're Pincushion Hakeas. Gorgeous flowers. We have a couple of regular trees and a couple of weeping species of them.
Love the pics of the birds!

Back in July 1993, I bought a ~13acre property near Mannum. There was not much vegetation on it except for a small patch of remnant stuff in the NW corner and a very old (100yr+) Acacia oswaldii on it.

Since then, I have planted approx 5000-5500 native trees and shrubs from all over Australia over a 20 year period, with about 2000-2500 still alive. Soil is highly alkaline (pH 8.7) and rainfall relatively low (250-300mm) and unreliable.

I have only recently recommenced planting again after a 10 year break.

The amount of birds and different species which have been attracted to the property has been amazing. This has got me interested in birdwatching and I keep a record of the birds seen when we visit the property.

Looking at your Spotted(?) Pardalotes, we don't get those here, rather Striated Pardalotes and then only in the warmer months.

Our bird bath is half a 200L plastic drum with a metal grating sloping at an angle to provide the birds with something to sit on while drinking.

Anyway, apologies for the digression from weather discussion.
 
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Pommie

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Actually had some sunny breaks amongst the grey this morning. Feels like another shower might be imminent.
179 mm so far for June.
Crikey and I thought I was doing well with 140mm so far!
I don't see any flood warnings in the state currently, while it's been very wet it has been just relentless mostly light to moderate intensity, so good soaking rain getting into the ground.
 

Ubiquitous Steve

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Maybe I am misinterpreting the Lake Mt Forecast.....but it appears some moisture is coming and not snow.

May be CC can provide a more scientific appraisal of events.

I was hoping it would just keep on snowing! :p
 

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Maybe I am misinterpreting the Lake Mt Forecast.....but it appears some moisture is coming and not snow.

May be CC can provide a more scientific appraisal of events.

I was hoping it would just keep on snowing! :p
Snow above 1500/1600m tomorrow and perhaps only rain on Thursday. No good for Lake Mountain or Baw Baw.
Wind starting to really gust now, 80kph over the bay.
There is a Gale warning for the bays tomorrow.
 
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Coming to work was an experience this morning.....this before the rain squall that came through.Melb drivers very scary people.Now....cold and blustery in Sunbury with no rain and nice sunshine to soak up behind the windscreen.

More dangerous in Melb than in Alps....somebody better explain this to MSC!
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Just yuck.. is about my observations.. Apart from some interesting cloud formations and now the sun sneaking in under the bank.. It's cold, but not cold enough, it's grey, it's bloody windy, and we barely got damp.. YUCK!.. however.. Overnight looking better for something interesting, then expecting a very damp 6am drive into Docklands. Will take the car with driving aids.. Monash in the dark and rain is a scary place!
 

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Classic orographic rainfall up here this morning, almost constant moderate rain and looks like another 20mm in the nylex. Doesn't look much on the radar but is certainly being enhanced up on the hill. Thick fog too.
20mm is impressive. The Dandies did well to 9am

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Steady drizzle out here in Port Melbourne this morning. It was quite a bit drier out at home, it looks like the west caught up on all the rainfall overnight.

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Coming to work was an experience this morning.....this before the rain squall that came through.Melb drivers very scary people.Now....cold and blustery in Sunbury with no rain and nice sunshine to soak up behind the windscreen.

More dangerous in Melb than in Alps....somebody better explain this to MSC!
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obviously practicing the sport of tailgating.....
 
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Ubiquitous Steve

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Weather is kind in Buxton....cool,still and sunny.No rain......looks settled for weekend.
Maroondah Highway through B.Spur is good....no debri.Bears been working in Hammis wood pile with 064.
Best day so far this winter.
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Ubiquitous Steve

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Very mild morning...wind from Nth last night has led to a very pleasant morning.Cool ,very still.....70%cumulonimbus ....
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Weather seems to be going downhill rapidly in Kyneton.Blustery winds now but still from the Nth.No rain.....wind cold.Frontal system looks like it has rolled over SA Border into Far Western Vic.
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So not much action till tonight?
Bears getting some cake ready in case it ........down!

At least CC will be home safely on his bike by 9pm.
 
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Another big westerly rain band has just passed through metropolitan Melbourne and is heading towards the Vic Alps
 
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Sunny in Sunbury....damp roads ..calm conditions....half moon still visible!Small patches of cirrus cloud around.

Looks like reasonable morning for outdoor activities with zero windchill factor.
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We did surprisingly well last night with 19.5mm.
Rapidly closing in on that 200mm target for June.
Not a bad day up here so far, mostly sunny and just the odd shower.
 
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Dip in the Ocean?Dark MOFO!Tasmanians as crazy as the Canberra dudes.....Freezing outside......Porridge with hot milk definately no dipping on the solstice ....
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A bit of rain overnight, but didn't feel all that cold for the ride to work.
Friday morning is looking moderately damp but should clear in the afternoon. Standard Melbourne winter overcast 'till then.
 
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Ubiquitous Steve

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Overcast,dry and still in Sunbury.
Cumulonimbus cover.
Meanwhile all the supply of “man made slurp“ has been committed to the tobogan market at the nearby resort.We could see a brownout of sorts by the weekend and the possible suspension of activities.

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