Rain: Yesss!

2588 rain OK


The first real rain in six months.




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  1. Posted October 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

    @ Charlie Carter (Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:44 am): You’re correct, Charlie, except the Indian Ocean dipole is positive and the major driver of the current drought conditions across much of Australia.
    So now we’re about to cop it from both directions – a “perfect storm,” oddly enough.

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  2. Charlie Carter
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Another 12mm yesterday. Over an inch in total. Certainly not drought breaking, but will green things up a bit.
    By the way Alex, I think the Indian ocean dipole perhaps has more effect on Central Australia than El Nino, particularly with summer rain.

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  3. Posted October 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Meanwhile the Bureau of Meteorology this afternoon raised the chance of an El Nino this summer from “watch” to “alert,” with a 70% likelihood of it now occurring.
    The rain that some of us received today was delightful but came from an isolated storm. We are in classic drought territory.

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  4. Charlie Carter
    Posted October 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Measured 14mm in Chewings St.
    Overflowed the gutters and swamped the garden.
    Lovely to hear the thunder and rain.
    And the petrichor!

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