It's raining in Sydney

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  1. Simon Hampel

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    Going to be very wet the next few days!

    Sydney's annual average rainfall is only 1,200mm - we're predicted to get up to 500mm over 3-4 days. February average rainfall is 117mm - we'll get well past that!

    Despite all the rain we got today - the back yard is not flooded which it normally does after extended rain - all the rain has soaked right in to the parched ground, which was very dry and cracked.

    It will be interesting to see at what point the water starts pooling down the bottom of the back yard - that will mean we've reached saturation point.

    They've cancelled our Little Athletics championship event this weekend - which they swore would not get cancelled, even for rain.

    The road to the venue is already flooded (Wakehurst Parkway) and they are probably worried that the other entrance will flood as well.

    Anyone else affected by flooding around Sydney or the central coast / Newcastle / etc right now?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

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    I hadn't noticed :confused:

    BTW they're calling this a 'rain event', is rain so uncommon Now that they put on some fanfare?
     
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    Had my breakfast on the front verandah and watched the rain fall over Lake Macquarie ... :D
     
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    360 degree video after the rain 3 weeks ago! Just touch your screen and pivot the video image.
    Lane Cove National Park behind North Epping.


    note, I tried the route again last weekend, and there were no water crossings.
     
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    Good news in many ways - but had a box for the cricket tomorrow night.

    What are the chances of it being on ?
     
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    I thought they had moved it to Melbourne.
     
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    That was the charity game - BBL final still at the SCG.
     
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    Under umbrellas?
     
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    Gammba is gonna be full....................

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    290 mm yesterday overnight here in Byron Bay, washed out and flooded roads. Neighbour two doors down in a gully had quite a stream running through their house from up the hill behind, it was going all day.
     
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    That's why I like to build on piers ... been good soaking rain up the Hunter since Thursday. Be interesting to see what today and tomorrow bring as they are supposed to be the big days ... and continue until Wednesday.

    I see a weekend of Netflix on the horizon.

    I'll check the gauge once it's all over for a total, but it's been marvelous
     
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  13. Simon Hampel

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    This is kind of the problem - Warragamba Dam is in the mountains, while this rain is a coastal event.

    The rain is expected to move inland as well - but I'm not sure how much of the 200mm - 500mm will get there.

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    I suspect we're going to need a heck of a lot more than this to fill that dam.

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    Average annual rainfall over Lake Burragorang is 840mm and we've only had 380mm in the past year :eek:

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    500mm falling in the catchment would really help - but I'm not sure we're going to get there.
     
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    ... and with the fires so close to the dam, all sorts of ash pollution issues.

    Have I said how much I love my 120,000 litre tank? Despite the drought conditions, we've never had to truck in water except for the very first load
     
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    We've got another 10½ months to catch up (but it won't make up for the soil moisture deficit).
     
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    Stars forfeit and Sixers wins! :)
     
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    I’m keen to take family to warragamba dam sometime. Crickets off this week and looks like golf is off tomorrow. Hockey on Tuesday is a maybe. What do we do with our time now???
     
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    There's a golf club at Wallacia ;)
     
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    Same problem for Brisbane’s main water source, Wivenhoe Dam.

    So far this year, it has received 82.0 mms while, in Brisbane, we have received 361 mms.

    Wivenhoe is currently at 42.6%. Water restrictions will be considered once the combined level of SEQ Water Grid dams reach 50% (currently 56.4%).
     

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