Sunday, May 18, 2008


In the recent rain episode we recorded 35 mm in our backyard rain gauge from 6 am Saturday to 9 am this morning. This is more than the 28.8 mm recorded over the same period at the nearest BOM weather station at Viewbank (about 1.5-2 km away as the crow flies). In the radar image above, which shows rainfall over 24 hours to 9am this morning, you can see a small green patch to the north west of the Viewbank place mark. This seems to correlate to the rainfall reading of our gauge V.S. the Viewbank gauge.

Our rain gauge is a cheap one from K Mart, it consists of the plastic gauge and a stick it sits on the top of which is pushed into the ground. I don't know how accurate it is though, I'll have to measure the markings on the side to find out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rain: Expect it to decline markedly in future years due to drought and climate change.