Woke at 3am with strong winds, went back to sleep. The winds have increased from about 6am, with some, but not MUCH like predicted, rain (just quietly, we were looking forward to a couple of inches of rain!). According to the B.O.M, we are within the area of "damaging winds" but apart from a lot of leaves on the ground, and a few broken branches, we are not feeling it too much! (apart from kids going stir crazy already! I have just allowed them to don raincoats and scamper over the shed to play with the puppies...)
So, for those map loving folk, here are the details:
I feel for some good friends of mine, who live on stations right about where that big 2 is right now! Remember we are west of Charters Towers, near Hughenden, so we are within that nice pinky coloured region at the moment. Winds are gusty, have long periods of strong wind and driving rain, but then it almost calms. But nothing too scary, or unlike a normal "storm" apart from the length of time is has been going on for!
It certainly has picked up speed since jumping over the coast last night, travelling very fast now. Hopefully as it passes we might get some more rain, currently barely enough rain to even water the garden!
I'll take some photos later on, but really, there isn't all that much to see!