How long will it take for the top end to dry out

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 17:09
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I was just looking at foxtel weather channel and they are getting some serious amount of rain in the top end Darwin and the Gulf are getting huge amounts of rain and more to come maybe even another Cyclone

is this one of those one in hundred year wets

so how long will this take before roads are open for tourist

Also for any one who lives up that way will this effect the tourist season

Sorry to ask so many questions but I am interested in the effect of all this on things like tourism ect and over all costs road damage must be expensive

thank you for your answers
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 17:54

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 17:54
How long is a piece of String :-)

Each year is different, just keep a look out on the Council Web Sites for Road Information

Carpentaria Shire

Burke Shire Council

Regards Tony
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 17:56

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 17:56
As far as I can see it is a fairly normal wet season. You could hope to see it dry out mid April early May.
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 18:09

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 18:09
I agree, it's a pretty average looking wet season up there. Usually dries out April/May as has already been said. You can still get very wet weather in May sometimes, 2013 being a case in point.
Yes, the cost of building/rebuilding roads in that part of the world is very high. Part of the reason it is still a Territory as I doubt that the population is big enough to pay to maintain those long long roads so it needs lots of support from the Commonwealth.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael A (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 20:00

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 20:00
wot he said

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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 00:17

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 00:17
Hi Allein m,
It's been a late start to the wet in the Gulf and even then only one big amount has fallen. The cyclones have pulled the rain away from here at Lorella Springs but still get a shower now and again. The wet in 10/11 was the worst in 30years and then have had 2 dry wets in 11/12 and 12/13. We still plan to open 1st April, but I call it the adventure month where you don't know what is going to happen. Still locked in at the moment so the road should be in good shape as no one uses it, or can use it.
Expect people to be here first week April, again that's only if the rain has stopped and the creeks are down.
Cheers Andy
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 13:46

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 13:46
Lorella Springs lovelly place I have seen it on All 4 adventure

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Reply By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 14:15

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 14:15
G'DAY Allein,
Nah, pretty average wet so far. Might seem bigger due to getting bugger all last wet.
Even in our wettest wet on record a couple of years ago, we where out and about by June.
A wet, wet season attracts me to the water falls that are pumping after good rains.

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Noel K.
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 15:03

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 15:03
it would be a sight to see the top in the wet

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