Rain: Yesss!


2588 rain OK
The first real rain in six months.


  1. Measured 14mm in Chewings St.
    Overflowed the gutters and swamped the garden.
    Lovely to hear the thunder and rain.
    And the petrichor!

  2. Meanwhile the Bureau of Meteorology this afternoon raised the chance of an El Nino this summer from “watch” to “alert,” with a 70% likelihood of it now occurring.
    The rain that some of us received today was delightful but came from an isolated storm. We are in classic drought territory.

  3. Another 12mm yesterday. Over an inch in total. Certainly not drought breaking, but will green things up a bit.
    By the way Alex, I think the Indian ocean dipole perhaps has more effect on Central Australia than El Nino, particularly with summer rain.

  4. @ Charlie Carter (Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:44 am): You’re correct, Charlie, except the Indian Ocean dipole is positive and the major driver of the current drought conditions across much of Australia.
    So now we’re about to cop it from both directions – a “perfect storm,” oddly enough.


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