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Tully has had a very dry year with only 4200mm of rain so far ( thats 165" ) , so unless it pours down tomorrow Babinda is going to win this year with over 5400mm of rain [not including unavailable figures for August], thats 212".

There has been a friendly competition going for many years between these 2 towns for the title of wettest town in Qld.

The wettest place is actually the top of Mt Bartle Frere with nearly 1m a month , but no one lives there . Its the highest mountain in Qld at 1622m [5320']

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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Hi Mike,

When I visited the Daintree a while back, I was told that not many people live in the Daintree long term.   Apparently they get depressed by living in the rainforest.

How do people like living in the wettest place in Australia ?

Does it rain mainly at night during the wet ?  Is it mostly cloudy ?

Now that you have settled in Tully, whats your take on the effect of living in the wettest part of OZ ?

chris.oz

Bayside Melbourne 38 deg S. Winter Minimum 0 C over past 6 years

Yippee, the drought is over.

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We love it here , no water restrictions , no need to shower cause the rain washes you down !! I lived in an old termite infested house with holes in the floor and rusty leaking tin roof for many years , it was nearly as wet in Whyanbeel as it is in Tully , so i sort of got used to it . Often it does rain all night and you can get things done the next day , thats if the creek has gone down enough to drive over the bridge . Forget about solar water or power as sometimes you will not see the sun for weeks on end , cloths dryer is a very needed electric gadget , as even under cover garments take forever to dry.

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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Updated figures published in the weekend paper today .

Babinda winner for 4 years in a row 5646mm or 222.3"

Tully 4272mm  or 168.2"

Innisfail 3934.5mm  or only 155"   a bit dry there  :cool:

Cape Tribulation 5944 or 234

Daintree  5745mm or 226.2

Mt Bellnden Ker 9850  or a whopping 387.8"n or over 32'

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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The attached trend map for rainfall over the last 36 years shows the East coastal reduction in rainfall of 150 mm.

Now the percentage impact on Melbourne is huge:  a drop from 750 to 600 mm or 20% of a low base.  The drop at Tully amounts to only around 5%  which is far more bearable,  in fact may improve the liveability in that region.  No golden gumboot is good !

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chris.oz

Bayside Melbourne 38 deg S. Winter Minimum 0 C over past 6 years

Yippee, the drought is over.

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