xenith: (Rain)
Usually Evandale Market is full of stalls and people, but this morning it rained heavily with thunder and lightening overhead, so not as many people as usual. Actually, just the fruit/vetable sellers and the indoor people (where there was no light because the power was off for hours).

These are just a few photos I took on phone while wandering about.


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Sep. 9th, 2009 04:08 pm
xenith: (Rain)
When it's not raining, it is lovely spring weather: sunny, blue skies with fluffy white clouds and all the smell of springs (blossoms, bulbs, mown lawn). Cold of course, but the promise that it will soon be warm.

I think there were six days in August when it didn't rain, and something like 12 consecutive days of rain. Not light rain either. Most days heavy, the sort you don't want to get caught in, the sort where you put off things until it's not raining, except it always is.

There's been another week of it so far this month but the rest of the week is supposed to be fine, until the weekend.


Aug. 14th, 2009 01:22 pm
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We have flooded rivers. Not bad flooding fortuntely, but interesting.

The bridge in the photo on that article is the same one as here.
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Just to show it does rain in the Southern Midlands

And also in Ross )


May. 3rd, 2007 03:30 pm
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I ended up not going anywhere, because it was too dark at 1.30 pm to take decent photos. Considering how the rain came back, this was a good idea.

I had plans to get groceries today too, there not being anything to make a meal from, unless I want giant pikelets, but not in this weather. (I order a pizza & buy some bread at the place over the road, and got soaked through in the less than 5 mins it took us to run home). Have put on pyjamas for now. Hope power doesn't go out.


May. 3rd, 2007 12:03 pm
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It's a bit wild and wet this morning, although it's calmed down a lot now.

A bit wet this morning

"Rain easing" was the forecast for today. If it does clear up, I might go up to the Gorge and see if it's in flood.


Dec. 10th, 2006 11:06 pm
xenith: (Moon behind trees)
Just been outside to take the dog out for the night. The cold* change came through and it's raining. I can hear it on the roof and hitting leaves in the garden. But I'm standing out in the middle of it, with a sleeveless t-shirt and not much else on, and I think I got all of 5 drops of rain on my arms.

That's what you call a light rain.

*The middle of the night and it's about 20o outside, not what I'd call cold


Jun. 9th, 2005 06:18 pm
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It's raining outside. It's been raining all day.

Which is good. I'm not complaining.

But after a month with next to no rain, why did it have to pick the day when I wanted to dry two loads of washing so I can pack them to go away tomorrow morning???

Also a bit worred about leaving the dog outside all day so mum can pick her up after work.
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Accidently clicked on 9 am weather bulletin page on the BOM site. Seems in the 24 hours prior to 9 am we'd had rain.

0.2 mm.

Someone spat in the direction of the rain guage? Is that even worth recording?

What I was looking for was their "media release" for May. Launceston recorded 5 mm of rain in May. Which is 0 inches according to Gussy and 0.2 inches according to Botty. I think I agree with Gussy.

(The total for the year is 53 mm and the "normal" is 148 mm)

So does this mean an unnaturally dry winter, to compensate for last year's rather wet winter? The Hydro (the power company) are muttering about a lack of water in their dams & it seems the coal-fireed back-up power station won't be economical when the gas pipeline from the mainland is connected. Can we forecast price rises for the near future?


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