It's Raining in Perth WoooHooo !!

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 20:53
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We haven't seen rain for 3 months.

All my neighbours are standing under their verandahs looking at this strange phenomenon.

Looks good too.

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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:00

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:00
and it never rains


it pours.




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Follow Up By: Member - Ann D (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:11

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:11
Soaked getting into work tonight.

No watering the poor excuse for lawn.


Ann
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:10

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:10
actually it was 4 months 15 nov till now
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:12

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:12
Giddy

Great to see the rain, pity about the hail. We have had a storm that would not be out of place in Brisbane and is rarely seen in Perth. Yes the hailstones were as big as golf balls and there has been with lots of damage to cars parked outside my work, and many others no doubt.

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Reply By: olddigger - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:35

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:35
Raining? It was absolutely sluicing down! Nice to see, and the good news is that my filthy car no longer needs a wash! Never seen rain like it in more than 20 years in Perth. Crashing thunder, bright lightning, howling winds.
Off to Guilderton (Moore River) in the van tomorrow, so that's enough rain now, thank you.
Cheers, Tony
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:55

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 21:55
Luckily, I parked under cover when shopping at Innaloo this arvo and avoided the huge hailstones. Made a break for it, heading home, but had to do several detours when sections of road were flooded, with cars stuck in deep water.
Got home and found the undercroft garage flooded, electrical tools in water (Patrol's ok!), and gutters had overflowed back into the cavity wall and ceiling, tripping out the mains RCD and flooding carpets as well. Am running with a couple of light circuits and a power circuit isolated tonight as there are still electrical faults. Will see what tomorrow brings; perhaps the wiring will have dried out by then. Looks like an insurance job. Still lots of lightning about just before 7pm. 35mm or rain here so far, but all in a few minutes.
Gerry

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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 00:50

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 00:50
My nephew is lamenting damage to his car; works in Osborne Park, huge hailstones, dents the size of golf balls all over, hail smashed thru the back window, leather interior all soaked. Big insurance job. Works for a large car firm - lots of stock damage, and the roof came in, flooding offices, etc. Managed to ring home and tell his mum to put the cars under cover before the storm hit there in the southern suburbs.
Glad I parked under-cover in Innaloo!

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Reply By: Member - Boeing (PER) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 22:06

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 22:06
Yep, back fence is gone so insurance claim coming up, pool overflowing, dog scared stiff and the cats very nervous. The good news is that we are getting a heap of rain out of it
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Reply By: Member - Alanc - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 23:19

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 23:19
Same problems here in Kingsley (Northern Suburbs) , it absolutely pi..ed down, haven't seen rain like that since my New Guinea days. Gutters couldn't take it so its come in through the eaves and down the inside of windows and sliding door. Looks like tomorrow will be a drying out day and attempt to find out why our RCD (I think thats what its called) keeps tripping out.
Good to see the rain
Alanc
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Reply By: Member - Darren & Janella (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 23:26

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 23:26
Yep same issues here in Currambine, water coming in through wall cavities and eaves and doors and..., 9 sheets of fencing down, debris everywhere and flooding, issues with the RCD aswell, found that it was the 15 amp plug in the carport, so luckily it has its own breaker. Let's hope the night is quiter.
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 00:27

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 00:27
well up here in brigadoon 35mm in the hour . bring on the rest , light fires now up here you arsonist p"s
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 02:26

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 02:26
Well up here in the hills we have had plenty of rain, no wind to speak of and no hail, plenty of loooouuuuuddd thunder like I haven't heard in years and lightning. No damage and the garden with it's toes turned up instead of down. LOL
Sorry to hear of the damage you guys down there have had, we did see it going around there but we only got the edge which was just perfect.
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Reply By: Member - Cozzie Toodyay (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 08:42

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 08:42
I wonder how the poor buggers went at the Caravan & Camping show....maybe a few cheap vans on the market soon

Huge dust storm up here at Toodyay then the rain came.....just magic.
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Follow Up By: Custom Boat Loaders- Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 17:19

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 17:19
We had to pull out of the show in that weather - people must have thought we knew something as we were carrying a boat on top and towing another!

Still without power nearly 24 hours later!

Di
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:20

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:20
Drove home from Kalamunda at the hight of the 5pm storm was a crawl all the way home. Kalamunda Rd was like driving down a waterfall. Back road into Forrestfield was interesting as every dip has a creek or culvert so isolated flooding. Hale Road was totally flooded 200-300mm deep with water the whole way. Turned into my area and the flooding basically had stopped at our boundary. Shed and garage got flooded and this morning found that an outside light is full of water. Only damage as such is a solar light. Very lucky. guy down the road had his carport soffit lining sucked out.
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Reply By: Road Warrior - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 12:06

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 12:06
Sitting in a 14 storey building in West Perth watching this come in was kind of eerie. It was literally calm before the storm. And then it came, and it conquered!

My entire house and backyard has a 1-foot waterline mark around it now, but thankfully all I lost were some of my tools in the shed.
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 18:40

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 18:40
Doing a bit of work around my mums place in Midland, great downpour and impressive thunder storm.

Awesome sunset afterwards though.

No damage.



Cheers.....Lionel.
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