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Friday, December 12, 2008

Wet, Wet, Wet.

Hopefully other people are getting some of what we are getting here in Robertson. We have had 4 days of mist, drizzle and today we have had steady rain alternating with heavy rain.

As of Midnight on Friday we have had 65 mm since 9:00am this morning.
Forecasts indicate that even South Australia and southern Victoria are due for some pretty good rain. Lets hope so. Those areas need it much more than we do.

This female Bowerbird (or at least a "green" bird - I could not see its beak colour) flew out into the rain briefly, late in the afternoon, posing for a distant photo. Poor thing was soaking wet.


mick said...

That's a lot of rain. The weather bureau is forecasting that its to come through here today sometime but not much rain and very heavy wind. We'll see!

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Hi Denis,

I always thought summer is always hot, dry and not much rain (?) At least, it's like that in Perth - even though it's a little wetter this summer.

Duncan said...

Hi Denis, we're getting small falls here in Gippsland, 9 mm yesterday and last night.Every little bit helps though.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Mick and Duncan
I hope you both got something worthwhile out of the rather large weather pattern.
Hi Chai
Where I am is south of Sydney, and we get the tail end of tropical weather patterns, so February and March are our wettest months (cyclones come down the Queensland coast, and wash as far south as northern NSW,, and deteriorate into rain depressions).
Your weather patterns are probably quite different. I do know it is a hot dry climate.

Mosura said...

The first two weeks of summer here has been 2 inches of rain and an average maximum daily temperature of 17C.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Mosura
That's why "Climate Change" is a better term than "Global Warming".
More change, more extremes. Averages slowly creeping up, but insurance claims will soar - trees, bushfires, etc.
2 degree warming might increase fire risk in cities like Sydney and Adelaide by 25%.
Hold on for a rocky ride, folks.