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Old 20-08-2014, 12:12 AM
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Weather and Cloud Rage

There is no feeling in the world like when the entire week is forecast to be sunny/clear, then in the next update it gets downgraded to cloudy and showers EVERY DAY.

Migraine inducing. I actually did get a headache when I check the latest forecast. No kidding. Thank god for beer and punching bags.

Tonight was supposed to be clear, but alas, there is a disgusting maritime deck of vomit overhead, and well tomorrow's promised sunshine is now "cloudy with showers", and ofcourse the "mostly sunny" forecast for the remainder of the week has met the same fate.
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Old 20-08-2014, 06:46 AM
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Yes its not much better here in Perth . Saturday looks the best so far but we will have to see ?
I feel your pain .
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Old 20-08-2014, 07:40 AM
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I feel your pain. I just got a new (old) mount and a whole stack of new toys including an OAG + guider. I spent 3hrs last night out in the backyard without even managing to get it polar aligned due to a cluster... of issues and now the weather forecast is for showers and clouds for the foreseeable future.

Weather man does get it wrong though so I'm hoping some of these will change to mostly sunny closer to the date.
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Old 20-08-2014, 07:45 AM
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Same here in Sydney. It's been raining pretty well since Sunday

So long as it clears up for New a Moon...
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Old 20-08-2014, 09:08 AM
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You're all lucky. So far here it has been either cloudy or wet for the last two weeks and apart from one night, 8th August, it was cloudy and wet for the two weeks previous to that !

'Land of the Long White Cloud' is all too true at the spring equinox ...

More fiddly projects needed to keep me busy.
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Old 20-08-2014, 09:48 AM
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Those here in NSW have had a pretty reasonable run this winter, so set aside any frustration and be thankful for the clouds that have brought decent rain in time for spring growth. It was getting pretty dry in many areas of the state. I know how you feel, but since my enthusiasm for astronomy has not waned over nearly 50 years, but I say to myself "there is always next new moon, or next year." Trouble is my eyesight seems to be fading with all those years, and next year may not be able to see what I see this year.
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Old 20-08-2014, 10:53 AM
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typical for me had an imaging session booked in for Fri night - not looking hopeful over here in Sydney , I'm used to rain all the time - being from the UK - still winds me up though !

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Old 20-08-2014, 10:59 AM
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Today looks a bit brighter but still 7/8 clag.

In the meantime, why don't we all become cloud appreciators?

http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/

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Old 20-08-2014, 11:35 AM
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I've been getting some pretty good nights up my way.

The problem is that it's usually during the week nights and come the weekend it's wall to wall cloud or rain.
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Old 20-08-2014, 12:25 PM
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I'm used to rain all the time - being from the UK
Me too - but we've had a good "winter" so far, and we need the rain to keep the bush fires at bay and ruining the transparency

Never would have said that back in Blighty
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Old 20-08-2014, 12:47 PM
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Tonight isn't looking half bad for Sydney
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Well it is still winter, what else does one expect...
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Old 20-08-2014, 02:59 PM
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woke at 4 am to crystal clear skies. Played for a few hours b4 work.
Now that the day's almost done in roll the damn clouds
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Old 20-08-2014, 03:15 PM
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Today was supposed to clear up evidently, and the satpic looks like it might clear soon, yet it is getting darker and darker outside.

Unfortunately, all the clag over southern Victoria gets backed up against the dividing range like an over-clogged toilet.
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Old 20-08-2014, 04:41 PM
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Well it is still winter, what else does one expect...
Winter? It's just like an average summer's day in England

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Today was supposed to clear up evidently, and the satpic looks like it might clear soon, yet it is getting darker and darker outside.

Unfortunately, all the clag over southern Victoria gets backed up against the dividing range like an over-clogged toilet.
Yeah, I think if I'd moved to that part of Australia, I'd be almost ready to pack me bags and go back ...and I'm sure there'd be no shortage of volunteers to help
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Old 20-08-2014, 06:01 PM
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Tonight isn't looking half bad for Sydney
you must be looking the other direction from me in Sydney - horrendous cloud cover over here in the North

But your right this is good skies for blighty
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Old 20-08-2014, 06:17 PM
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Umm... I had 11 outa 10 transparency the other night



I'll leave now
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Just got off work fully expecting to see clear skies. No ofcourse not. Solid Melbournecast. Should I wait it out or get stuck into my beer?
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Old 20-08-2014, 09:48 PM
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Beer ,, then gin you can fit more tears in a bottle of gin
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Old 20-08-2014, 11:08 PM
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Yeah the clouds out the window definitely didn't match the satellite pictures

The risk of rain put me off
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