Parts of Australia see heaviest November rainfall in 40 years

November 24, 1011AUSTRALIAInland and coastal northern New South Wales is being drenched in its heaviest rain in years with up to 100mm falling in the last 24 hours. More rain is expected today and tomorrow.  Warnings of possible flooding have been issued for at least ten areas. “A slow-moving low pressure trough is making the most of a very moist atmosphere, bringing almost constant rain since yesterday morning. The atmosphere hasn’t been this moist since at least last summer, it’s about as moist as it gets,”   Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said this morning. Armidale has received 79mm in the last 24 hours, its highest daily total in 11 years. Inverell’s 56mm is a three-year high. Glen Innes has had its heaviest rain in more than two years, receiving 90mm, which also breaks a 130-year November record for daily rainfall. Much of the region missed out on the worst of last summer’s flooding which devastated parts of southeast Queensland. The best Armidale could do last summer was 53mm in February. Inverell’s heaviest rain last summer was 41mm, also in February. Wollomombi gained 108mm in the past 24 hours, its biggest downpour in more than a decade. Further east, Dorrigo also has more than 100mm so far. In the far northeast corner of New South Wales, Murwillumbah received 108mm, a one-year high and its heaviest November rain in 40 years of records. –News 
Too much rain: Australia, the third-biggest wheat exporter, may struggle to sell its near-record harvest as forecasts of wetter weather than normal boost concern that crop quality may be cut for a second year, according to CBH Group. “It’s going to be a challenging year to market it,” said Tom Puddy, head of grain marketing at CBH, Western Australia’s largest grain handler. “We’re going to have a larger percentage of lower-grade wheat because of the weather damage to it.” Rain delayed harvesting after wet weather in September and October boosted optimism the nation may produce a second straight bumper crop. Harvest delays in Australia and shrinking U.S. supplies have sent the premium for spring wheat traded in Minneapolis to a three-year high over winter crops in Kansas City. Supplies from Australia compete with the high-protein variety traded in Minneapolis, according to Louise Gartner at Spectrum Commodities. –Business Week  excerpt
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14 Responses to Parts of Australia see heaviest November rainfall in 40 years

  1. Ian says:

    What ever happens this food resource must not be wasted … store it or make something from it … the world is only a hiccup away from food shortages, this food may be a lifesaver in years to come

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  2. Thomas says:

    Its almost TIme ,to start Living off the land,Our fore fathers did it,and so can we!! Some people,still do it today…in modern times……Stop depending on everyone eles…..we can take care of ourselves.Get the know-how…..READ,LEARN!!!….We can’t depend on our Goverments anymore!! Its TIME,to take charge,of our own lives,Keep your Freinds and Family CLOSE!! Pray to your Maker and Have FAITH IN HIM…..He will guide you in the right direction…..worry for today only…for tomarrow ,may never …come!! You can Prepair for the things to come,but,lissen and learn,there are ways for all of us to survive ,the next coming days.Peace be w/Everyone!!

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  3. tellthetruth1 says:

    I don’t know if I’ve told you what’s changed in my own little village, just this year. Autumn began halfway through July, with leaves turning colour and falling. That shouldn’t happen until September. A plant (name unknown) is flowering for the second time this year, began about three or more weeks ago, that shouldn’t happen until next February. Chatting to passengers today, one man’s plant budded and flowered three times this year! Roses are in full bloom, which is absolute madness, and on the radio last night, parts of the country have bluebells in flower, plus other bulb plants. Who knows what’s happening on the farms! Whatever has happened? It’s a bit different than the last two years when we got Autumn colours showing by the end of August, it this year, everything is right off kilter. Makes me go cold!

    Apologies for not remembering names of all the plants, oh, and I live in England, not far from the East Coast.

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    • Ian says:

      Yes, the weather this autumn has been very mild …. great to keep the heating bills down!.

      I still think the UK is in for another severe winter, like the past two winters, time will tell. Hopefully we will see plenty of rain though (BUT NOT ALL AT ONCE), the past year has been unusually dry and the resevoirs are rather low.

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    • pagan66 says:

      I am in Southern Australia & I have never seen such a mild start to Summer. Normally by late Nov/early Dec we are sweltering under extreme heat in the 35 – 40c range with bushfire alerts & warnings. Today is overcast, very cool at about 16c & has been since a week or so ago when a big front passed over us. My Jacaranda tree which normally blooms around October is struggling & I am concerned my grapes will become mouldy in this weather. My herbs & other edibles seem to be ok though. I went for a swim yesterday & the water was freezing, even the cold currents havent left yet. Strange.

      Peace

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  4. KDH says:

    I really hope not… moved in & out of our house enough this year 😦

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  5. jenjen 44 says:

    pagan66
    I agree Sth Aust. has not seen the high temps as yrs gone by I live in the in the Adelaide Hills and its feels like we’re back to winter all over again…

    Blessings

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    • pagan66 says:

      I am a bit further North than you jenjen, closer to the Clare valley – we have a slight frost this morning! Late November & last night we debated on using a heater but found the thought of doing so so ridiculous we didnt 🙂

      Blessings.

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  6. tellthetruth1 says:

    Wow, from the looks of things, the whole world has changed. Wish we could give a thumbs up on these comments. Agree with Thomas all the way.

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    • pagan66 says:

      My partner, a bluff straight talking country guy who dosent embellish facts says it’s like Australia has been turned on it’s side & we are getting an Antarctic Summer. This is his country here – where he grew up & he says he has never seen weather like this. If you could only feel the wind here, it has icy teeth & this in an area that is normally sweltering by now. He also states quite unequivocally that he will see an Ice Age before he dies

      Peace.

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  7. Gen says:

    Up to 1800 people expected to be stranded for five days and a 3 yo child has drowned in floods in northern NSW.

    http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floods-expected-to-strand-1800-people/story-e6frfku0-1226207064703

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  8. CHRISM says:

    WE HAVE DONE ALL THE WRONG THINGS TO OUR PLANET YET WE RE SURPRISED AT HOW THINGS ARE HAPPENING. OUR TIME OF BEING IN CONTROL IS OVER WE ARE NOW LIVING ON GODS TIME. WE MUST BE THANKFUL GOD IS IN THE PICTURE AND PLEASE KNOW THAT HE IS AND AS WE PREPARE TO ATTEMPT TO ANNIHILATE OURSELVES(WORLD POWERS) ALSO BE THANKFUL THAT HE GOD WILL ALSO BE THERE TO STOP IT FROM HAPPENING AND GIVE US A CHANCE AT A FUTURE LOVE YOU ALL

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