Victorians

To those of you living in Vic stay safe please, try and keep warm remember it is summer.

It’s not cold, just a tad wet.

@bunyip said in Victorians:

It’s not cold, just a tad wet.

…like many Victorians. :)

It’s a curious think living in a climate where we get a few 100mm days a year and quite a few 50mm days to see the warnings for Victoria.

I seriously thought you had that sort of weather as a matter of course.

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Victoria doesn’t get much rain. Just plenty of crap weather. It rains often but not a lot each time.

Melbourne gets an average of 650mm a year of rain but it varies greatly depending on where you live. There is the Otway ranges south west of Melbourne which casts a rain shadow over most of the Melbourne’s west.

We’re 80ks north of Melbourne and get around 750mm. The far east of Melbourne will get over a metre of rain.

Yeah I get that - Brisbane does about 1.2m annually, but on both wet days it’s seriously heavy! :smiley:

The old Trivia Question , which city has the highest rainfall , Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville or Brisbane

And which is the driest continent?

@bunyip said in Victorians:

And which is the driest continent?

Antarctica

Yes, but a lot say Africa.

@bunyip said in Victorians:

Yes, but a lot say Africa.

Even discounting Antarctica they’re wrong.

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@shy-ted said in Victorians:

@bunyip said in Victorians:

Yes, but a lot say Africa.

Even discounting Antarctica they’re wrong.

Considerably so

Nothing to worry about here yet, so far we would be under 100mm since it started, no flood warnings, it just depends what we get over night. We get about 600mm per year although from time to time we will get a 100mm dump it usually isn’t this widespread

Nothing to worry about here yet, so far we would be under 100mm since it started, no flood warnings, it just depends what we get over night. We get about 600mm per year although from time to time we will get a 100mm dump it usually isn’t this widespread

Is there an echo in here? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Here’s why I find it hard to come to terms with floods after the bit of drizzle that Victoria’s just had…

Today on the Sunny Coast, the forecast (paraphrased) is; 27° Cloudy, 70mm of rain, UV14, low-moderate fire risk.

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Large catchments naturally concentrate water into a small area that has difficulty coping with excess flow, we are surrounded by hills that put water into a lot of rivers, creeks and drains, when rainfall is high none of these can cope and overflow, as the areas are flat it just becomes a floodplain.
Granted we don’t get your levels of rain but we tend to get steady lower rainfall.
I now have two days cleaning out a kilometer of drain over the next couple of days that silted up when the creek at the rear of us overflowed with 48 hours of non stop rain.
Another problem is local councils lust for $$$$ and developing new estates with lots of drainage concentrating a lot of water that before would naturally dissipate into small drains that can’t cope with the new flow.

@bunyip said in Victorians:

Another problem is local councils lust for $$$$ and developing new estates with lots of drainage concentrating a lot of water that before would naturally dissipate into small drains that can’t cope with the new flow.

Just one of the reasons I wish I could get into people’s thick scones that high density development is the most sensible and efficient way of expansion! Low footprint, lots of open space!

Have fun with the cleanup, if that’s the appropriate message. We have the same problems of course, it just takes more water.

Out of curiosity - what’s your fire risk at the mo?

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