Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's still raining!

(but the air is clear).

Weather stats for today

Cecelia St, St Helens
(ABC news file image)
The strong winds died down in the early afternoon but heavy rain continues to fall and flood warnings have been issued for rivers in northern Tasmania. All the other campers packed up and left before the storm leaving just one person with two tents and covered motorbike to survive the inclement weather.

News reports mention 170mm of rain since yesterday, landslides, fallen trees and the closure of the Binalong Bay causeway. Homes in Binalong Bay have had to be sandbagged. I've tried to phone but it sounds like the phone battery is flat (again).

The chart shows how the last 20 hours have been recorded at the local weather station. Rainfall, the dark-purple line, rose rapidly after 8am and didn't relent for 10 hours! Wind speed, the light-orange squiggly line, suddenly dropped around noon. This is the second bad-weather event in less than a month and I wonder if this is unusual or not.

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