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zyfert
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 9:59:24 AM
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Always a topic of interest.
Last year conditions at Belongil could only be described as perfect.
Warm days and nights, clear blue skies and that full moon shining over the festival in the evenings.
Sure there was some rain showers and storms back at Red Devil in recent years, but you would have to go back quite a few years now to find a real wet one, a mudfest.
So, what is the weather going to be like this year?
I have been looking at the long range forecasts and although they do change almost on a daily basis, the situation is looking very good with the current forecast for an entirely dry festival.
This is the link for all to see:
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/long-range-forecast/28-day-rain/nsw/northern-rivers
Cheers everyone.
gerardf
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 10:43:29 AM
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I hope you haven't just jinxed it Zyfert

Don't you know there ain't no Devil, there's just God when he's drunk
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 11:01:47 AM
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Everywhere You Go - You take The weather With You.
jaaaaa
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:00:38 AM
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Rain at Belongil will be different to rain at Footy ground. Footy grounds are designed so rain runs off & isn't real muddy. Belongil is pretty much a paddock in the areas where the Fest will be held. Anyone who has been at Belongil when it rains won't be wearing their Sunday Best if it looks like rain.

It shouldn't dampen the spirit of the Fest - as the tents these days are bigger - but if it rains their will be lots & lots & lots of mud!

Edit
- sorry that should be "when" it rains. It is Easter after all.
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:55:08 AM

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I already bought new gumboots for this year so I think it is safe to say it wont rain!!

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And the big horn moans
zyfert
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2009 11:15:36 AM
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Fairs
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:25:59 AM
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2 years ago it rained for 3 days! it was a mud fest (last one at Red Devil)
zyfert
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:02:04 PM
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Fair go Fairs.
That wasn't a mud fest.
A few passing scuds and a bit of a storm one night.
You have to go back to the 1990's for a real mudfest, like the one The Festival Director speaks of in the Courier Mail interview.
LOL

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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:58:18 PM
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That saturday night storm that hit just as the festival was shutting down for the night was a ripper

We camped at Belongil and I literally had water up to my knees at 4am

Hmmm whats the weather forecast?

Im hoping for rain!!
Fairs
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:14:05 PM
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well what about 2006, that saw torrential rain pour for 12 hours straight over the Friday and Saturday (I think?) and flooded cars parked along Middleton st...got pics of that one somewhere - I think I posted one on the old forum.
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:30:00 AM
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As I recall the only rain of 2008 came around when Buddy Guy fittingly played John Hiatt's "Feels Like Rain". I remember 2007 pouring just about every morning, but the festival itself being quite bearable. 2006's Saturday night storm was brilliant. Stayed in a house up in the hills that year so came home to a nice bed, but our friends camping across from the festival were well and truly screwed over.

I'm actually hoping we get a bit more rain than last year... it's just one of those things that makes Bluesfest.

As for the forecasts, I've used those 28 day rain forecasts for enough festivals to know that they're pretty unreliable. I wouldn't be leaving the gumboots at home just yet...
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:00:36 PM
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2 weeks out and todays weather was brilliant-about 28 degrees and picture perfect.would make a great easter.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 6:43:59 PM
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I have it on good authority that there will be weather at the festival this year.
E.K
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 4:19:06 PM
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Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events likely to bring widespread rain are now expected about 28 March to 1 April, 11 April to 15 April, and 25 April to 29 April.

Please.. not the 11th!
scraggy81
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:27:03 AM
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colinsid wrote:
I have it on good authority that there will be weather at the festival this year.


hahahahaha - priceless!

But, on a serious note - the whisper around town (Lismore) is we are in for the wettest April on record... But I guess the BOM wouldn't get it wrong - COULD THEY???

I'll be bringing my poncho and welly's sunshine or not...

11 days and counting!
fuschia_chick1
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 9:09:39 AM
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I heard a rumour you can buy wellies at Bluesfest - is this true and anyone know ballpark how much? cheers
zyfert
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 9:15:29 AM
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Waffles
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2 weeks out and todays weather was brilliant-about 28 degrees and picture perfect.would make a great easter.


You should see it now, torrential rain and high winds blowing in off the ocean, real cyclonic stuff.

scraggy81
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But, on a serious note - the whisper around town (Lismore) is we are in for the wettest April on record... But I guess the BOM wouldn't get it wrong - COULD THEY???


The BOM and other models still say that this will continue for another week but then it should turn fine and continue right through until well after Easter with heavy rains expected towards the end of April.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/long-range-forecast/28-day-rain/nsw/northern-rivers

E.K
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 10:53:40 AM
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Pissing down here today (Gulmarrad / Maclean / Yamba area).
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:24:44 AM

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This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.


'Produced by a multi-model ensemble - - -dynamical atmospheric models'

Sorry, all this reliance on models leaves me cold, being undernourished to the point of muscle wastage, can't promote healthy grey matter, barbiturates, discos, and a slice of cucumber and a burning desire to end world peace or is it to create poverty ! What would these bing-bats know about meteorologic predictions ?

Prepare for the worst, and don't stray far from your ark.


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
E.K
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:44:21 AM
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I check this one daily.

http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR283.loop.shtml

Shite! Look at it.
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