Thursday, May 27, 2010


Just when I had started transferring water from a spare tank into our main one and was considering another whinging post about the lack of rain, the heavens opened up on Wednesday and dumped 75mm on us in 12 hours. My little rain gauge could hardly cope.
Tanks were overflowing, dams were filling, water was pooling in the paddocks and even the creek had some water in it although one has to be a real optimist to say it is flowing.
We missed out on the main downpour, however. In the 24 hours to 9am yesterday Moruya, an hour's drive to the south of us on the coast, received 145mm. This was its highest May daily fall in nine years.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the rain event was caused by a trough across the country and a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea.
I say it was caused by my washing of the car a few days ago, one of two such annual events.
And we are expecting more on the weekend.
Send her down, Huey!*

*'Huey'. Australian Slang. A jocular name for the powers above used when encouraging a heavy rainfall, good snow or good surf. Also, 'Hughie'.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I'm glad to hear you have an abundance of water again - perhaps you should wash your car more often!