The image shows the rain radar on Sunday 24 March. We've been waiting three months for it to arrive and now it has finally started raining with no sign of stopping. The wet season starts predictably around Christmas, and continues on and off for the next 3-4 months. This year we've had occasional showers but hot and humid days from September last year. We've had the hottest and least rainfall months for many years. Apart from the discomfort, the low rainfall has an impact on our water supplies during the dry season when we rely on underground bores. The rain came last weekend just in time to prevent all our staff returning to their remote bases after a weekend meeting in Gove. However, good humour prevailed, and everyone got back on Monday morning after rearranging the early flights. We are looking forward to our new roof due in May which will stop the leaks which have returned!
David and Jen Pett, MAF staff in since 2006, now in Cairns.