It's like the Weather Gods heard me complaining in the last newsletter
The big news up north is that the Wet Season kicked in, complete with
monsoonal rains and all!
At least now we can look forward to the end of it ;-)
In This Issue:
• The Wet Season Is Finally Here
• The First Cyclone to Hit Cape York
• Roads Closing
THE WET SEASON IS HERE
It took it a while but it finally got here, the rains started to happen
a few days ago and today we have proper moonsoonal rains with grey
skies as far as one can see.
For starters I always like it.
It cools down the troppo temperatures and is so calming to listen to ..
until - everything gets moist inside the house and mold starts
growing everywhere, and some time then I get properly sick of it.
In any case - it does keep me more at the computer as now there is
nothing much to do outside!
CYCLONE OSWALD TO HIT WESTERN CAPE
Some time last year they predicted that thanks to the current El Nino /
La Nina conditions, we would have less threats from tropical cyclones
during the coming Wet Season.
Then some time later they said the conditions quickly turned to the
Here is the first proof - the first cyclone to hit Cape York is here
(you can track it here (link deleted once BOM removed the page), refresh
your browser's page for updates).
It turned from a Tropical Low to a category one Cyclone as I am writing this, it is
currently above the Gulf of Carpentaria and it is approaching Cape York
from the more unusual direction - from the west.
It is predicted to hit the coast somewhere between the remote
Aboriginal communities Aurukun and Kowanyama some time late tonight,
and once it has hammered the coast, it will continue its way inland
through much of the southern and central Cape York peninsula.
What every cyclone leaves behind when crossing the inland is rain, rain,
and more rain!
THE ROADS ARE CLOSING
So after Oswald I bet the Cape will be well and truly closed for the season.
But already now, there are road closures in place:
Burke Developmental Road is closed due to flooding
The main road through Lakefield National Park is closed for the season
Peninsula Developmental Road (the main road up) is closed at Laura due
to flooding at Laura River
(I will not send newsletters each time a road opens or closes, unless
it's a main road and has some significance for you as a traveller).
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me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and while using the
information once on the trip.
If you get any questions about anything, please feel welcome to contact me.
That's all for this time - happy planning, and, till the next
newsletter if I don't hear from you.
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