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Weather at Arapiles this weekend

Butters81
19/08/2010
11:50:59 PM


funny clip too

SwineOfTheTimes
20/08/2010
11:14:46 AM
Another day of awesome climbing conditions in the Wimmera. That's 3 out of the past 5 days. This time of year always rekindles my enthusiasm for getting onto rock.
chrisireland
20/08/2010
12:57:24 PM
You clearly take the weather with you Swine of the Times so please make sure you're in the area next weekend. It's a long way from Newcastle to climb in the rain!
Wendy
20/08/2010
1:28:22 PM
On 20/08/2010 SwineOfTheTimes wrote:
>Another day of awesome climbing conditions in the Wimmera. That's 3 out
>of the past 5 days. This time of year always rekindles my enthusiasm for
>getting onto rock.

We are highly unlikely to ever be sharing the crag! I just ran outside to rescue my washing from the rain, half of which had blown off the line and had to be fetched from my neighbours - hardly suggestive of my climbing conditions I enjoy. I did however go for a ride out to the lake this morning (suitably attired in 2 thermals, a fleece and down jacket the whole way) and the creek is flowing nicely even if it does smell but the only inroads into the lake is a brief continuation out of the creek. Still, if it means we get a lake again, I could even stop complaining about the weather. I hope it pisses down for the next 6 weeks, especially as I won't be here to suffer through it. The river has gone up a bit more and I wouldn't mind paddling from Horsham to Quantong whilst it is actually possible.

SwineOfTheTimes
20/08/2010
1:40:21 PM
On 20/08/2010 Wendy wrote:

>We are highly unlikely to ever be sharing the crag! I just ran outside
>to rescue my washing from the rain, half of which had blown off the line
>and had to be fetched from my neighbours - hardly suggestive of my climbing
>conditions I enjoy. I did however go for a ride out to the lake this morning
>(suitably attired in 2 thermals, a fleece and down jacket the whole way)
>and the creek is flowing nicely even if it does smell but the only inroads
>into the lake is a brief continuation out of the creek. Still, if it means
>we get a lake again, I could even stop complaining about the weather.
> I hope it pisses down for the next 6 weeks, especially as I won't be here
>to suffer through it. The river has gone up a bit more and I wouldn't
>mind paddling from Horsham to Quantong whilst it is actually possible.

Agreed not as sunny and calm as this morning but wind dries the rock off fast as well as washing of the line. Hanging out to paddle from Horsham to Hindmarsh. Paddled from O'brees to Dimboola quiet a few Winters ago in a seakayak, Luxury!

Miguel75
21/08/2010
8:46:41 PM
Just got back from 2 day s at Araps and must say I was stoked on the weather. Friday was fun with intermittent rain though luckily my set of thermals, wind-stopper and jacket kept me dry and warm as we climbed Syrinx. We had great view of the rainbows through the day and the wind/sun that popped out every 20 minutes dried the rock pretty well. Today was beautiful, much warmer, warm enough for me to ditch the thermals and beanie... If it wasn't for my little family I don't think I would have come home for another week...

Sarah Gara
22/08/2010
9:06:40 AM
we paddled O'Brees to Quantong yesterday upstream and it was tough going esp seeing as our paddling has a lot to be desired -doing a fair bit of flatspinning and zig zagging. was lovely only got snagged once the river over the ford at O'Brees was at 1.2m and aparrently it was at 1.6 on thurs. -come on Nati Lake!!! x
Al_Climb
25/08/2010
8:48:13 AM
Hey guys!

Heading to Araps tommorow - really stoked, can't wait! Has anyone got any idea what the weather is going to be like from tommorrow over the weekend?

Thanks!

Al
Al_Climb
25/08/2010
11:01:20 AM
Bump!

ajfclark
25/08/2010
11:03:33 AM
The Bureau of Meteorology should be able to give you a rough idea:
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/horsham.shtml
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/wimmera.shtml

Elder's weather for Natimuk might be more accurate?
http://www.eldersweather.com.au/vic/wimmera/natimuk
Al_Climb
25/08/2010
11:23:42 AM
Thanks mate! much appreciated.

Sarah Gara
25/08/2010
5:09:48 PM
gonna have to swim to the mount if this rain keeps up. Was glorious driving past this morning it was raining right over the mount no where else but the light was so warm and sunny it was beauitful. It's rained pretty much all day (in Rainbow/Jeparit and Nhill) but I reckon it will be raining when I get home - fingers crossed the lake will fill...

Mostly sunny the forecast for weekend if you can't be arsed clicking on the link and increasingly sunny for sunday x

Sarah Gara
4/09/2010
10:08:49 PM
so the creek has burst it's bank in places. the ford across the road at wendy's house which is normally dry and has at a bit of a bank at either side also is at .50m and there is water flowing into the lake -which is still a big puddle but it's getting bigger...come on rain...x

salty crag
5/09/2010
8:28:12 AM
On 4/09/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>so the creek has burst it's bank in places. the ford across the road at
>wendy's house which is normally dry and has at a bit of a bank at either
>side also is at .50m and there is water flowing into the lake -which is
>still a big puddle but it's getting bigger...come on rain...x
Ahem, wasn't someone complaining about the rain a short time ago???

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5/09/2010
9:28:19 AM
This is chocky and people change their minds on it often(!), ... apart from it supposedly being a woman’s prerogative to do so?
Thread hijack is also rife... (heh, heh, heh) ~>
~> Rain at Buffalo 80 mm on Sat and 154 mm on Sun (combined total for w/e of 234 mm), has set up an impressive display at Eurobin Falls and Crystal Brook Falls. I got 120 mm down in a lower valley.
The snow at Buffalo has been severely knocked around by the rain, but on the higher snowfields it is still snowing, so it seems they were not as affected by this particular weather event, except for the fact that many of the roads up there (Alpine and Great Alpine Rds in particular), are closed at the moment; ... possibly due fallen trees with the strong winds at present, as well as floodwater over the road at Eurobin.

The Gentle Annie Bridge at Whitfield has had one end washed away (road closed), and another over the Rubicon Rv on the Taggerty Rd has been severely damaged (Rd closed). ~> Although the rain is easing off, river levels will still continue to rise over the next couple of days (likely to peak later today in upper parts of catchments), so take care if travelling anywhere in Vic at the moment.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5/09/2010
11:43:52 AM
On 5/09/2010 megd wrote:
>wow. given the situation, would you expect access to buffalo next weekend
>to be ok? It sounds like you've go your ear to the ground on the situation.

At this stage, I would expect that access to Buffalo should be OK if using the major roads next weekend.

Local flooding from this present rain event will have subsided a lot by then, but the weather forecast is for another 10 to 20 mm next Thurs/Fri. This will be on a wet catchment, so the local creeks will respond (rise) quickly, and damaged bridges won't have been repaired by then...
kieranl
5/09/2010
8:52:09 PM
... and this was what it was like climbing in the Vic Range today. Roads good, not much water to drive through. No major trees blocking the roads, Norm's chainsaw did not have to leave the boot.

post-edit : Pockets full of water though.
kieranl
9/09/2010
12:20:34 PM
Forecast for Wimmera from BoM for this weekend. In short , good but the odd shower.

Forecast for Saturday
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers from the late morning until the evening. Winds west to northwesterly averaging 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.
Horsham : Shower or two. Min 7 Max 14

Forecast for Sunday
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and the chance of thunderstorms developing during the evening. Winds north to northwesterly averaging 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h around midday. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
Horsham : Becoming windy.Min 6 Max 17

** post-edit : can someone take the date off the heading on this thread?

Sarah Gara
10/09/2010
8:06:23 AM
The river at quantong is up high dam is full either side
it's amazing the cows are starting to look scared!
At obree's crossing the road before it is now flooded -scary going through it -I wouldn't do it again and the river is up to the yellow road sign that tells you tthat the road bends. It's all v. cool

Oh and it's sunny with blue skies -but it has splashed a few times this morning already x

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/09/2010
3:15:49 PM
On 5/09/2010 megd wrote:
>wow. given the situation, would you expect access to buffalo next weekend
>to be ok? It sounds like you've go your ear to the ground on the situation.
>
>Meg
>
Further information: yeah, yeah, off topic I know....

On 14/09/2010 Fish Boy wrote:
>I'm looking at heading up this weekend blake, why is the road closed?

http://mobiletraffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/floodalerts as of 15/09/10.

Mount Buffalo Road, Mount Buffalo - closed from Park Entrance. Drivers should avoid the area until further notice.
VicRoads Road Closure Update - Regional Victoria
VicRoads advises that the roads listed below remain closed due to flooding, debris and/or trees on the road.
VicRoads is working with emergency services and local councils to ensure roads are safe before re-opening. Damage to roads and fallen debris and trees mean that while some roads are open, drivers need to remain cautious and reduce their speed accordingly. Drivers need to take extra care on rural roads at night as visibility can be poor and water can be difficult to see.



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