Monday, 2 October 2017
Finally after about 78 days with no rain the heavens have opened. Our dam which was down very low is now full again. The pictures in this post were taken some time ago, probably about 2 years ago or longer. It is raining far to heavily to go out and about with the camera, and looking at the weather radar, I can see it will be raining for some time yet.
As I write I can hear thunder. There are storm warnings for our area. When I look out the windows I see water covering the ground. The weather bureau says that 6 hourly rainfall totals between 90mm to 120mm are likely, with isolated heavier falls of around 200mm being possible. Don has just come in from the rain, having gone out to check our rain-gauge. We have had 130mm, with more to come.
Some areas have experienced power outages and other areas have experienced some flooding. There are some roads that have large amounts of surface watering covering them. Remember if it is flooded - forget it. I do hope everyone experiencing today's severe weather remains safe and well.