This is starting to irritate me a lot. I know I can’t change the weather, but at least give us a little bit of rain Huey!
Here is the latest weather radar image from the BOM. It shows that it is raining in nearly every population centre in Australia, except here in Melton. Click to enlarge.
I am still waiting for the rain, and have been since I cannot remember when. We had about 3mm two weeks ago, but it only wet the first cm of the soil and that was it. Before that, it was 3 months since we had an entire day of rain. Huge cracks are popping up everywhere in the clay soil we have around here. The medium strip outside our house looks like an earthquake has recently hit.
At least the east side of Melbourne is getting rain, where our water storage is located. You can see by the map how far away we are from the City.
Maybe we can avert Stage 4 water restrictions yet if the rain in the east keeps up! It is forecast to rain for the next 4 days, but I have heard that one before. It always rains in the east of Melbourne, but never the west. After 8 years of drought, maybe I better get another rainwater tank, so that when we get the Summer storms, we can capture it for the dry times.
I know that this post will prompt many comments from those who live to the north of us in NSW and Qld. It is like the great flood up there and they probably wish it was dry like it is south of the border!
Sorry for complaining, but my garden is not growing very fast due to the extreme lack of nutrient rich rain. Tap water just does not cut the mustard! Maybe this rain dance post will bring it on. Here is hoping for at least some precipitation.