A bit wet in The Kimberley.

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 18:01
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G'day,

according to Weatherzone it's been flogging down on The Dampier Peninsula - Dry Season Wet.

Apparently it's moving south with some rain in the northern parts as well tomorrow.

Take it easy up there people.

Steve
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Reply By: Joe Fury - Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 19:20

Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 19:20
G'day Steve

It's bitterly cold and windy here in the inland Pilbara, forecast is for rain over the next couple of days.

Safe travels : Joe Fury
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 20:11

Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 20:11
Apparently 215mm at Cape Leveque in the past 24 hours.

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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 03:09

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 03:09
Thats right my daughter lives there although she said the sun was out late on the 13th. Wonder if that frenchman is still going up their in a two wheel drive.
cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: allein m - Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:10

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:10
My daughter just did the Gibb river on postie,s motor bike as part of a charity run for police blue for sick kids

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the girl in the image is not my daughter just a friend but this is the bikes they used and they had the same thing happen last year a few days after the ride the Gibb river road was closed , she has never ridden a bike before her partner bought her one for christmas and she got her license in March so she did well and stayed on all the way
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Reply By: allein m - Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:11

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:11
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 22:12

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 22:12
That's fickle Mother Nature for you.

When planning our recent trip to the Kimberley, I originally marked the second week of May as an appropriate starting date, just after the (normal) end to the wet season.
I kept my eye on the Swek (Shire of Wyndhan/East Kimberley) Road conditions site. The Pentecost River height went from 1 metre to 700 metres then the Gibb River Road was declared open a week before we planned to start our trip.
We spent 7 days traveling from Adelaide to the Alice then up to Kununurra for 4 days and by the time we got to the Pentecost River some 10 days later, the level was about 300-400mm and we crossed without bother.
The weather was superb all the time we were in the Kimberley, traveling from Kununurra, down the GRR to Drysdale River Station, Derby, Broom, up to Middle Lagoon and Cape LeVeque, then back to Kununurra via Broome, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek along the bitumen.

We could not have selected a better time to travel (except for the lack of Barramundi on our fishing expeditions) and had an absolute ball and a fulfilling holiday to the Kimberley region. Wandered around in shorts, tee shirt and donned thongs or sandals when we went out to the Pub or a restaurant.

We took a multitude of dips in the water holes, gorges and pools along the way and didn't detect any "inappropriate weather" at all, until our return through Alice Springs where we donned a jumper at night to feel more comfortable.
No rain at all in the 38 days we were away.

Just lucky I guess:-)

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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 19:39

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 19:39
Well done Bill.

Sounds like a great trip. I love the place, especially Walsh Point and up past Kalumburu. Ahh, the serenity.

Five weeks until we head up through Queensland to Lorella Springs. Can't wait to be walking around in shorts and singlets for a few weeks.

Hoo roo,
Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 20:17

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 20:17
Stop it you two I'm green with envy! I'm overdue for a Kimberley trip and can't wait to spend some time fishing again at Kalumburu!
I have a big barra in the lower Ord with my kook in it and I want to have a rematch.

Spent a few days at Lorrella Spring two years ago and enjoyed my time there as well.

Kind regards
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 09:17

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 09:17
Hello

Rained a bit on the night of the 13th July at Bungles....mostly just short very light showers..with the odd heavy one thrown in. Not a major drama ..except I didn't bother to pack the fly for the tent (trying to save space). Currently still in trouble with the wife as we all got a little wet in our sleeping bags. I did have a small tarp so I was slightly prepared for the unexpected. May have to invest in a pearl in Broome :)



Good fun none the less



Bloody Cane Toads have arrrived however.

Cheers
Greg

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