Australian Rainfall

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:26
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http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/rainmaps.cgi?page=map&variable=totals&period=week&area=aus
If you go to this link you will see why there were such good pictures in The Australian last week (water cascading off Uluru). I find that the BOM rainfall site is excellent for trip planning.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 14:07

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 14:07
Thanks bob, 1mm of rain in places and there's roads in shambles.
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 18:08

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 18:08
Yo, could not agree more, Bob

I am about to depart for 4 days in the Flinders Ra.

Used BoM site for rainfall, forecasts, temp expectations etc in the planning stages.

Before I leave at 8.00 am tomorrow, I will print the forecast for the district for the next 3 days. Even better that the normal car radio info - more detail than they give out, & guess where they get their info?

BTW, when Adelaide had its lightning storm on Tuesday night/wed. morning, I got up to have a stickybeak. Seeing I was awake, I logged on to BoM, printed off a colour radar map that showed the rainfall intensity in the area of interest in the Flinders. I will show it to the lads when we all meet in Clare on the way up there. Won't I be a smarty pants!

Cheers

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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 18:42

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 18:42
Sure is a great site, and have used it lots in the past, but for the past few weeks been having trouble with this part of the site, thought it may have been something to do with the changes they have made to the menus. The url you gave gives me image of data week ending 23 April 2004, select longer gives data current month to date 1 June 2004, select longer again and the site hangs. select shorter from the url gives daily data for 28 may 2004. Hitting Refresh will usually cause the site to hang...

Anyone else having trouble with the site recently???
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:05

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:05
Nope, everything here up to date.

It is possible that the saved url is saved at that date, & if you delete the last part of the url you may get current data. try just B.o.M. in google or similar.

Quit & reboot?

All guesses on my part but I know how bloody frustrating it all can be.
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Follow Up By: Graham & Ann - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:15

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:15
Thanks Rick,
Tried all you suggest, even deleating cookies & files, but still problems with the climate rainfall maps...the rest of the site seems to work fine
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:55

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:55
Graham, hold down the control key and hit refresh. This will cause a refresh from the bom site rather than some proxy cache your isp has.
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Follow Up By: Graham & Ann - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 09:35

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 09:35
Rick & Dusty thanks for the tips, found the rain and temp charts work fine if I shut down Zone Alarm, which I had updated recently.
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