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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:16 am

Two maps succinctly sum up the vast contrast in rainfall between September and October.
The maps show the percentage of rain that has fallen on Australia compared to an average month. In September, vast areas of Australia are coloured brown on the graph meaning not a drop of rain fell at all. Orange areas saw between 10 and 40 per cent less rain that a standard September.
“In September, the rain was less than 20 per cent of the average while the average amount of rain across the whole country was just 5mm,” said Sky News weather channel meteorologist Tom Saunders on Tuesday.
But what a change a few weeks can make.
“Last month was Australia’s driest September on record but now it’s rapidly becoming Australia’s wettest October,” Mr Saunders said.
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A look at the October rain percentage map shows much of the country had at least the average rainfall for the month while purple patches show where four times the usual has so far fallen. And it’s only half way through the month.
Broken Hill, in far west NSW, has gone from zero rain in September to 35mm, above the October average of 25mm. Kalgoorlie has received 10 times the precipitation it got in all September in just the past two weeks.
Gympie can usually expect 66mm of rain in October. The Queensland town has gone from 13mm last month to an extraordinary 223mm since 1 October.
Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast has seen a huge month-on-month increase in moisture from 74mm to 393mm. That means the area is now officially seeing its wettest October ever recorded.

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But Mr Saunders said remarkable though the rain may seem, it was not a sign of things to come.
“There is no global climate driver leading to heavier rain this month. It’s just a wet month in what has otherwise been a very dry year,” he told news.com.au.
Indeed, there is now an increased likelihood of the El Nino and positive Indian Ocean Dipole climate systems moving out of neutral and that means the risk of less, rather than more, rain during late spring over most of Australia.
That’s bad news because despite a bumper October rainfall many inland areas are still hundreds of millimetres below their average annual moisture. One good month doesn’t make up for a baking year.

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https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/australias-driest-ever-september-could-become-its-wettest-ever-october/news-story/c29f22209e2ffab576cfcda16c8b631c

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Post by Jules on Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:23 pm

veya_victaous wrote:
Two maps succinctly sum up the vast contrast in rainfall between September and October. . . . . .


I wonder what could be causing such huge swings in the climate.    Hmmmm. Suspect
Any ideas? Idea  Idea

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:37 pm

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"It never rains, but it pours..."

Rain guage committed hari kari during a storm a few days ago, so don't know how much rain we've had around here last week, but it's definitely over 100 mm so far for October..

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Post by nicko on Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:46 pm

Vaya, just wondering, why is "Alice Springs" so called ?
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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:52 pm

nicko wrote:Vaya,   just wondering,   why is "Alice Springs" so called ?


I don't know actually, there is 'spring' as at point where the Todd river aquifer (normally a dry river) meets the MacDonnell Ranges.

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:13 pm

According to Wiki:

Wiki wrote:The area is known as Mparntwe to its original inhabitants, the Arrernte, who have lived in the Central Australian desert in and around what is now Alice Springs for tens of thousands of years.

The name Alice Springs was given by surveyor William Whitfield Mills after Alice, Lady Todd (née Alice Gillam Bell), wife of the telegraph pioneer Sir Charles Todd.

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Post by eddie on Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:16 pm

Speaking of droughts, I read that Yemen was seeing one of the worst droughts in over 100 years.

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:09 am

eddie wrote:Speaking of droughts, I read that Yemen was seeing one of the worst droughts in over 100 years.

Is that true?
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Post by nicko on Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:20 am

Did he live next door to "Alice" Laughing
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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 am

*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:
eddie wrote:Speaking of droughts, I read that Yemen was seeing one of the worst droughts in over 100 years.

Is that true?

Yeh man.


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Post by nicko on Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:00 am

Laughing
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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:18 am

eddie wrote:
*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:
eddie wrote:Speaking of droughts, I read that Yemen was seeing one of the worst droughts in over 100 years.

Is that true?

Yeh man.


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Actually, I was setting edds up to deliver the punchline to the joke I made up earlier yesterday, but whatever. Rolling Eyes
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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:50 pm

*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:
eddie wrote:
*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:
eddie wrote:Speaking of droughts, I read that Yemen was seeing one of the worst droughts in over 100 years.

Is that true?

Yeh man.


Rolling Eyes

Actually, I was setting edds up to deliver the punchline to the joke I made up earlier yesterday, but whatever. Rolling Eyes

Okay... Rolling Eyes ...you want my green stripe?

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Post by Victorismyhero on Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:50 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:The drought hasn't broken but there is good news for some  2022273579

"It never rains, but it pours..."

Rain guage committed hari kari during a storm a few days ago, so don't know how much rain we've had around here last week, but it's definitely over 100 mm so far for October..

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:35 pm

Hahahaha that did make me laugh.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 pm

Lord Foul wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:The drought hasn't broken but there is good news for some  2022273579

"It never rains, but it pours..."

Rain guage committed hari kari during a storm a few days ago, so don't know how much rain we've had around here last week, but it's definitely over 100 mm so far for October..

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at least it's too warm down here for Snowflakes like you  Cool Cool Cool Cool

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:37 pm

Hey! i like the heat!

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:12 am

Lord Foul wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:The drought hasn't broken but there is good news for some  2022273579

"It never rains, but it pours..."

Rain guage committed hari kari during a storm a few days ago, so don't know how much rain we've had around here last week, but it's definitely over 100 mm so far for October..

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scratch

"..shrivelled and bitter." ???

You seem to be confusing us with some of your whinging and whining compatriots over there, Victor..

Those good ol' Englische snowflakes on here, always trying to blame their collective misfortunes and mismanagement on "foreigners", "lefties", "darkies", "socialists", "young people today", "Marxists", or any other readily available targets, including innocent waffle shops.

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:41 am

why do they always blame the Waffle Shops and not the Waffle within themselves???  The drought hasn't broken but there is good news for some  2190311264 The drought hasn't broken but there is good news for some  2190311264 The drought hasn't broken but there is good news for some  2190311264

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:15 am

Jules wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:


I wonder what could be causing such huge swings in the climate.    Hmmmm. Suspect
Any ideas? Idea  Idea



Try looking at things from the perspective of thousands of years... and you will see things a lot clearer as to what is normal or not...



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