Rain!

johnboy 23 February 2009 28

The forecast thunderstorm has finally arrived!

Relief all round ensues.

If you get any rain/storm pictures be sure to send them in to images@the-riotact.com


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cleverclogs cleverclogs 8:52 am 24 Feb 09

I did a pile of washing yesterday and was just hanging the last load out on the line when the raindrops began to fall. Needless to say, cursing Murphy heartily, I brought everything back in again – which was a good idea because it did rain steadily for about 10 minutes..

I thought perhaps I’d try washing my car today….

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:22 am 24 Feb 09

54-11 said :

What is it, PB? Now you need to make sure you have all the wet weather gear.

SV 650 sports, my late mid life crisis present to myself. 🙂

So the BOM predicts sunshine for Monday and rain for Tuesday, and we get rain for Monday and fine for Tuesday, par for the course for them.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:52 pm 23 Feb 09

chewy14 said :

Wouldn’t the car form a Faraday Cage and direct the lightning into the ground?

One for the Physics students.

Or Top Gear viewers…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYIvfcUGYwY

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:50 pm 23 Feb 09

We appeared to only get nuisance rain at Fyshwick while I was at work, so I was surprised to see 5mm in our rain gauge when I got home (inner north).

54-11 54-11 10:08 pm 23 Feb 09

What is it, PB? Now you need to make sure you have all the wet weather gear.

old canberran old canberran 9:49 pm 23 Feb 09

SheepGroper said :

wishuwell said :

Report on 666 of a lightning strike on a car. Driver taken to hospital suffering from um err shock.

How would that be possible – unless the driver was getting in or out of the car at the time?

I think it was probably the shock of it raining rather than the lightning.

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 7:57 pm 23 Feb 09

2.5mm fell according to my rain gauge

Fiona Fiona 5:13 pm 23 Feb 09

The first thunder scared me 🙁

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 5:03 pm 23 Feb 09

I rode my new motorbike into work today.

p1 p1 5:02 pm 23 Feb 09

Stupid lightning. I just got back from a reported lightning strike and smoke sighting. Now I am wet, and wasted my time chasing something that will probably burst into flame tomorrow afternoon.

gingermick gingermick 4:59 pm 23 Feb 09

Coupla drops in Struggletown.

Timberwolf65 Timberwolf65 4:36 pm 23 Feb 09

Had a nice little drop of rain and I mean little drop, didn’t have time to grab the camera for a snapshot though.

hairy nosed wombat hairy nosed wombat 4:34 pm 23 Feb 09

Yep, but the lighting strike would frighten the bejesus out of you, and that fright May send you into shock.

chewy14 chewy14 4:23 pm 23 Feb 09

Wouldn’t the car form a Faraday Cage and direct the lightning into the ground?

One for the Physics students.

johnboy johnboy 4:18 pm 23 Feb 09

If the car has one of those earthing straps then it would become a potential strike.

astrojax astrojax 4:15 pm 23 Feb 09

How would that be possible – unless the driver was getting in or out of the car at the time?

driving a mini moke? arm out the window, resting down the door? surfing on the roof? (was it a pizza delivery vehicle?)

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 3:57 pm 23 Feb 09

When will proper rain come back to Canberra. I;m getting tire of 10 flooding downpours, and thats it. A couple of days every month of steady rain is what we need FFS!

As for the lightning, the thought of a dude getting struck by lightning in his car (not possible as far as I am aware – sounds more like a poor joke), reminds me of the bloke who got struck by lightning 9 times in the “Benjamin Button”. Haha, bloody hilarious!

SheepGroper SheepGroper 3:50 pm 23 Feb 09

wishuwell said :

Report on 666 of a lightning strike on a car. Driver taken to hospital suffering from um err shock.

How would that be possible – unless the driver was getting in or out of the car at the time?

trevar trevar 3:36 pm 23 Feb 09

Yeah but that 5 minute deluge in Tuggers has most likely refilled my tank, and I can water my eriostimens again!

wishuwell wishuwell 3:35 pm 23 Feb 09

Report on 666 of a lightning strike on a car. Driver taken to hospital suffering from um err shock.

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