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#1 Pedro 65

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:54 PM

First day of Summer Down Under..Overcast and raining here today.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

Dry as a D...D....D in Childers, no rain there for all of November.

Will be over for a a couple of weeks at Christmas prior to the big move in March.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:15 AM

50 mls of pure rich sky juice today, absolutely fantastic.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:38 AM

Dry as a D...D....D in Childers, no rain there for all of November.

Will be over for a a couple of weeks at Christmas prior to the big move in March.

Bruce


Big move? For good, Bruce?

It has been raining almost every day... not big fall, but enough to keep everything wet. The weeds are growing as we speak..... I missed one weekend of mowing and the place looked like it hasn't been mowed for months. Hhhhmmm... I know what I would be doing on the weekend.... :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:36 AM

In the Central Valley area: good-bye rainy season, hello dry season. Cool temps summer weather :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:21 PM

14mm of light rain and very cool today, only 14c at 7.30am.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:46 PM


Dry as a D...D....D in Childers, no rain there for all of November.

Will be over for a a couple of weeks at Christmas prior to the big move in March.

Bruce


Big move? For good, Bruce?

It has been raining almost every day... not big fall, but enough to keep everything wet. The weeds are growing as we speak..... I missed one weekend of mowing and the place looked like it hasn't been mowed for months. Hhhhmmm... I know what I would be doing on the weekend.... :rolleyes:



Yep, this is the move for good, just trying to get the 40' container organized. It's going to cost about twice as much to get it through customs and to Childers than from San Diego to Brisbane. the bonded Customs Warehouse is chaging about $1750.00 just to unload it and AQIS $290.00 per hour inspection fee.

About 95% of the cycads have been sold (25,000 plants) and there has been a crew of about 15 digging the last 2,000 of the inground stock this week.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:18 AM

34C yesterday and low humidity, and 35C today with low humidity and easterly winds. Got the sprinklers going now trying to juice things up. 36C tomorrow and Sunday with thunderstorms forecast for Sunday night, then humidity again and even some rain.
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

Almost as hot as here, Ty. Although... the humidity is probably nowhere near as high?? Only 5.3mm yesterday... but the garden is singing and happy. Time to do more mowing and cleaning up around the place.... I swear, the weeds are having a party out there now....
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:32 PM



Dry as a D...D....D in Childers, no rain there for all of November.

Will be over for a a couple of weeks at Christmas prior to the big move in March.

Bruce


Big move? For good, Bruce?

It has been raining almost every day... not big fall, but enough to keep everything wet. The weeds are growing as we speak..... I missed one weekend of mowing and the place looked like it hasn't been mowed for months. Hhhhmmm... I know what I would be doing on the weekend.... :rolleyes:



Yep, this is the move for good, just trying to get the 40' container organized. It's going to cost about twice as much to get it through customs and to Childers than from San Diego to Brisbane. the bonded Customs Warehouse is chaging about $1750.00 just to unload it and AQIS $290.00 per hour inspection fee.

About 95% of the cycads have been sold (25,000 plants) and there has been a crew of about 15 digging the last 2,000 of the inground stock this week.

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Yes yes, its all about you.....but I want to know what you are bringing for me ? Since the downpour on thursday, (42mm) that I had to drive home from the city in, the temps have been in the high 20s, with cool nights...exactly how I like it. No rain since however. At least those horrible hot days in the mid 30s are gone for a while, along with the dreadful warm humid nights. To make things totally perfect, the bogans who rented the house next door for the last few months, have packed up moved on !!
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

It was around 36, 37C all weekend. Yesterday the wind dropped out and thunder clouds moved in. Got a few drops, but most of the rain fell as virga, evaporating before it hit the ground. You could see it happening everywhere. Nights have been in the low twenties. Today is going to be 33C with the odd thunderstorm around. It's cloudy at the moment. It's not as humid as I expected it would be and nowhere near Darwin's humidity levels either, but good for Perth. Palms are dropping old leaves at a rate of knots as they burst into full throttle growth. My Majestic has dropped 4 fronds this last week.
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:48 PM

A bit of rain overnight and localised storms. Not enough to actually do anything. It got to 35C yesterday. Been a hot start to summer. Some rain forecast for the next few days and high twenties during the day.

Just checked the radar and it's about to bucket any minute. Big thunderstorm cell coming down from the north full of lightening on the storm tracker thing. I was meant to plant up a garden at 7.30am this morning. That may have to go on hold until it clears.
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:54 PM

Forecast for Tuesday A few showers with a thunderstorm or two. Possible heavy falls, damaging gustsand hail this afternoon. Generally E'ly winds, variable in the afternoon.
This could get nasty. :(

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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:49 PM

I think I might be cancelling outdoor work today.




Potentially severe storms for Perth
Douglas Fenton, Tuesday December 6, 2011 - 09:42 EDTA cluster of storms is dropping south towards Perth this morning, bringing the potential for flash flooding, large hail and damaging winds.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe storm warning early on Tuesday for an area bounded by Jurien Bay, Mount Magnet, Leinster, Hyden, Dwellingup and the coast.

The storms have been triggered by a slow moving low pressure system, which will linger over southwestern WA today.

A low pressure trough brought scattered falls to the Perth area overnight, with the airport gaining 7mm to 6am. This is their heaviest rain in a month and just 3mm shy of the long term December total average rainfall.

Perth is likely to push well above the average monthly rain today, with 10-20mm expected. Atmospheric conditions are very unstable over the city, bringing a high likelihood of storms throughout the day. There is plenty of moisture available to storms, which means that localised falls of 20-50mm are possible.

On Wednesday, a high will move in and stabilise conditions, bringing an end to early storms. Showers are likely to ease and tend to isolated before clearing in the afternoon as the low tracks further east into South Australia.



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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:40 PM

Yesterday we received around 30mm of rain, around 3 times the December average and the wettest Dec day since 1983. The thunder storms were hanging around continuously all day and some of the blasts shook the house to it's foundations. Definitely very unusual for the west coast in summer. More rain forecast for the entire week too. The garden will be loving it. :)
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:14 PM

After a very long dry Spring......we have finally received some lovely soaking rain over the past couple of days, it has been quite cool with the maximum only reaching 26 degrees C but I'm not complaining.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:47 PM

Didnt get past 16c today,very cold, very light rain and no sun for past 3 days, all palms been fed with long term and quick hit fertilisers over last few weeks to gear them up for fantastic growth this summer, above average rainfall predicted for this summer autumn.
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:32 AM

A freezing 17 max today. I sat and shivered in sox and trakkies but still felt cold. However on the plus side, there's been 30mm of good steady rain so far and it's soaking in perfectly. There's not even a puddle in the yard so at last it may rehydrate after the long dry spell.
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:32 AM

A freezing 17 max today. I sat and shivered in sox and trakkies but still felt cold. However on the plus side, there's been 30mm of good steady rain so far and it's soaking in perfectly. There's not even a puddle in the yard so at last it may rehydrate after the long dry spell.
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Peachy, You need to get yourself a "Snuggie" :lol:

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

A freezing 17 max today. I sat and shivered in sox and trakkies but still felt cold. However on the plus side, there's been 30mm of good steady rain so far and it's soaking in perfectly. There's not even a puddle in the yard so at last it may rehydrate after the long dry spell.
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That is really weird freezing weather for Dec, especially for QLD. That's colder than your winter days!!! Hopefully the heat will return soon.

The clouds are still hanging around and there is a possibility of afternoon rain today and a top in the mid to high twenties. So far it's been a hot, wet December here.
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:43 AM

It was only 17.8C here today...a new record (coldest December day ever recorded here)... However, the 67mm was very welcome!

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:51 AM

a 5 hour storm dumped just over 30mm of rain but brought with it 90kph winds and thunder bad enough to shake the house. Pretty scary afternoon. I had just spent a couple of days picking up fallen fronds and now I have another yard full to contend with. The internet dropped out for a while, then the power went off too. This is the time of year that I wished I lived anywhere but bloody Qld. Not very hot, only got to 28, but so humid it was like trying to breathe underwater. Supposed to be more storms late tonight and again tomorrow.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

a 5 hour storm dumped just over 30mm of rain but brought with it 90kph winds and thunder bad enough to shake the house. Pretty scary afternoon. I had just spent a couple of days picking up fallen fronds and now I have another yard full to contend with. The internet dropped out for a while, then the power went off too. This is the time of year that I wished I lived anywhere but bloody Qld. Not very hot, only got to 28, but so humid it was like trying to breathe underwater. Supposed to be more storms late tonight and again tomorrow.
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Been watching the radar across the whole country in the one Australian image and the whole eastern seaboard has been lit up with thunder storm cells and heavy rain, as well as an awakening monsoon up in the Territory and even clouds and rain coming from a decayed cyclone over the Indian Ocean coming down over the west coast. It was a fully cloudy 32C yesterday and it stayed really warm lastnight. Today we've had some precipitation and it's cloudy expecting intensifying rain and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. We already have over double the normal Dec rainfall and more is on the way. Not used to this. Normally by Dec there isn't a cloud in the sky. Plants are loving these mild cloudy days. Perth is about 2.7C above average so far for Dec.
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:56 PM

The Capricornia district has received some good falls in the past few days and nights due to mainly thunderstorm activity. Currently around 32 degrees C with 85% humidity and looks like another buildup for this afternoon.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:07 AM

Another hot day and so humid I couldnt do a damn thing outside. On the plus side, 138mm of rainfall in the last 7 days, cant complain about that.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:13 AM

It's coming down hard now. Had a really heavy downpour around 5pm which flooded my driveway and carport. Loving this summer rain. Perth is surrounded by thunderstorms and lightening at the moment. I had to take a run down the freeway tonight and combined with the multinova cameras, there were flashes everywhere. :)

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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:20 PM

The official Perth station recorded 43.6mm of rain overnight. 38mm of that fell between 10pm and 11pm most of it within the first 20 minutes of that period. The official Dec rainfall must be close to 80mm so far and the average is about 7- 11mm depending on your locale in the Perth area.

We may be turning into the wet subtropics. :D

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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:59 PM

Here in Port Macquarie the weather has been cool to warm at best for the most part. Almost 2meters of rain over the last 12 months and the garden is looking quite good. My heat loving palms are struggling with little growth sence last May, but they look healthy enough. The old coconut will need some lengthy hot weeks for it to recover so that if next winter proves to be another cold wet one, it'll be able to pull through. Of the four coconut palms that I know of growing in Port, two of them have gone. Not sure if it was the weather that kill them off, or there owners got fed up with there ugly looks, and removed them. I must admit I thought about removing mine but I will let nature make the ultimate decision.
Just checked the air temp outside and its 19.5 and overcast with a southerly wind blowing,fortunately I'am shelter from the wind as it would be even cooler with the wind chill.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:35 AM

It was a cool day today around 24, 25C with ocassional drizzle. Not used to this in December. Back to normal weather next week. We've already had twice our average summer rainfall and ten times our Dec avg rainfall. We've exceeded our yearly rainfall now and are up to 860mm.
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:39 AM

Well we're certainly copping the rain over here. The met service is predicting 500mm + in the mountains. Thankfully I'm up on the hill becuase the river is flooding down below and there are numerous evacuations going on. We're getting a relentless moist feed from New Caledonia.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:30 AM

The Marlborough region has been hammered, hope you are not one of the ones that has been washed away Mike.
Sun is poking through the clouds today after 4 days of rain here in Auckland. Good for the garden, but not good if you work outside and need to get things done before Xmas.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:20 AM

Our valley is virtually unscathed but other areas of Nelson and Golden Bay in particular not so lucky.
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:38 AM

Glad you are okay Mike,I saw all the mud and sludge on the tv and know just how awful it is in reality. Meanwhile, here in the slums of Brisbane, its been warm and humid for a week but no further rain since the last good falls. Tonight is hot and very muggy so it should pour down soon. The ground is already starting to develop cracks again even though its not that long since it had 100mm fall on it. Don't ask me where it all goes to.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:58 AM

Typical December Perth weather here now. High teens at night, around 30C in the day, blue skies and a seabreeze in the arvo. It was quite sticky today for Perth with dewpoints around 17C. Nice and calm at the moment.
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It rains 6 months of the year and the other 6 months it continues dripping off the trees. 

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:47 AM

Looks like it is going to be a fine sunny xmas day here in AKL.
Merry Christmas!
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#36 aussiearoids

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

looks like Babinda will win rainfall record again this year with something over 5.7m .
we are up to over 5.5m in Tully .. will report back after seeing figures in todays paper .
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Tully, wet tropics in Australia, over 4 meters of rain every year.
Home of the Golden Gumboot, its over 8m high , our record annual rainfall.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

How did get it so wrong ? :unsure:
Tully has just made it over 5m so far for the year :rolleyes:
So unless we get very heavy downpours in the next week ..
Daishy in Babinda wins the Mouldy Umbrella Award :winkie:
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Michael in palm paradise,
Tully, wet tropics in Australia, over 4 meters of rain every year.
Home of the Golden Gumboot, its over 8m high , our record annual rainfall.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

Sunny and hot here. 32C and slight breeze. Blue skies. High teens at night. Warming up to 37C by Wednesday.
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Millbrook, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Winter 8C to 16C min/max, Summer 15C to 24C min/max. Approx 850mm rainfall with a winter peak. Driest month Feb with 25mm. 9km (5miles) from Southern Ocean. 6km (3.5miles) from Oyster Harbour. 13m asl. 1/3 clay, 2/3 peat soil on a flood plain.

 

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

Hot, muggy as hell but only 2mm of rain in the last week. So much for all the forecasts for a wet week. Supposed to be a storm today but I am running the sprinklers anyhow....for some strange reason I dont have much faith in the weather forecasts lately.
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:24 PM

We had a bit of rain here Christmas night which was nice......very humid here today with a few showers around. I just hope it isn't pouring rain when I drive to Brisbane on New Years Eve.
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