The Drought Breaks by onewing

The Drought Breaks

Yesterday it bucketed down with rain all day. Unfortunately we had to drive to Newcastle for David's medical appointment.

The rain didn't ease all day and just after we got home I believe the road was closed at Williamtown because of flooding.

According to our rain gauge we had 80 mm rain in 6 hours.

This was taken at Bobs Farm about 11 am just as the rain was starting to get heavy. It got worse as the day went on and over the next couple of days I will post some more photos of our day.
Good for you getting out on that sort of grey blur! It makes a slippery photo and I can even imagine the swish of the tyres on the opposite side of the road!
October 27th, 2020  
not the best day to be driving for sure - finally starting to rain here too hooray!
October 27th, 2020  
That's not good timing for your trip - but it is nice to see the rain. :)
October 27th, 2020  
Oh, that looks like tricky driving conditions. I hope you both got on ok yesterday.
October 27th, 2020  
What a weather! As strange as it might sound I do miss that bad weather.... and like seeing your photo. But... be safe!
October 27th, 2020  
We have certainly had a lot of rain and there’s more to come
October 27th, 2020  
Great capture.....not nice for driving...raining heavily here too.
October 27th, 2020  
80mm in 6 hours?? Oh my, that is almost rainforest weather!
October 27th, 2020  
I hear you are VERY wet -stay safe :) Great shot too!
October 27th, 2020  
Same here for a short while
October 27th, 2020  
Well captured Babs it looks an awful day to be out on the roads but at least the traffic is very light:)
October 27th, 2020  
Ooh ! you could well be back in "old Blighty " !!! Great shot
October 27th, 2020  
That’s a serious amount of rain and dreadful driving conditions. Glad that you stayed safe.
October 27th, 2020  
A great stmospheric shot, I like the spray coming up off the cars.
October 27th, 2020  
Actually, a great photo to show a real scenery
October 27th, 2020  
Ugly weather to be driving on the highway. Great shot and you managed to capture well the atmosphere of the moment.
October 27th, 2020  
Bit wet out there!
October 27th, 2020  
Looks familiar, drive safely. I guess we should be grateful for rain after so little for so long, but...
October 27th, 2020  
How wonderful, always great to see rain.
October 27th, 2020  
excellent capture of a rainy day...bad for driving
October 27th, 2020  
It's great to get drought breaking rain, but not good to have to drive in it.
October 27th, 2020  
It sure does look like a nasty looking day. Great capture and I'm sure it's no fun driving in it.
October 27th, 2020  
Nice shot of the downpour
October 27th, 2020  
Yes, it looks very gloomy but by the sound of it you needed the rain.
October 27th, 2020  
That’s definitely NOT how I think of your part of the world 😂. This looks much more like the UK.
October 27th, 2020  
this pic shows it well
October 27th, 2020  
Glad your drought has been broken, that looks extremely heavy!
October 27th, 2020  
So atmospheric with the mist and rain.
October 27th, 2020  
Seems to be raining everywhere, but it makes for a nice moody misty shot
October 27th, 2020  
Bep
Great capture of a rainy day!
October 27th, 2020  
Great shot but very hard driving condition.
October 27th, 2020  
Well, although it's good the rain came, I know it's not easy to drive in that kind of downpour. I'm glad you made it home safely.
October 27th, 2020  
So much rain! What terrible driving conditions!
October 27th, 2020  
It looks like a pretty awful day. Hope tomorrow is better!
October 27th, 2020  
Wow, that`s a lot of rain. We call this a `` Wolkbreuk``= +/- cloudburst
October 27th, 2020  
Nicely captured!
October 28th, 2020  
@maggiemae We had a good spray of water a few times, at least the car had a good wash.

@koalagardens Glad you have had some rain too, hopefully it will damp down the bushfire season.

@robz @jamibann @ingrid01 @kjarn @happysnaps @momamo @pcoulson @beryl @wakelys @pattyblue @gosia @sangwann @brennieb @pusspup @ludwigsdiana @santina @merrelyn @mittens @seattlite @flowerfairyann @susiemc @jernst1779 @craftymeg @cmp @francesc @gijsje @haskar @olivetreeann @loweygrace @busylady @pyrrhula @lilh Thanks. The rain has eased today but more on the way I believe. We really have a good drenching though and it was much needed. Hopefully it will help damp down the ground when the bushfire season begins. Every time we had to get out of the car we got drenched, so came home rather soggy ourselves too.

@casablanca @gilbertwood I almost ended up with webbed feet. Good job I was wearing my sturdy shoes and raincoat. No chance of using an umbrella I would have taken off like Mary Poppins.
October 28th, 2020  
Great picture of the miserable weather. just like ours. we had a storm warning a few days ago. it came down in buckets and on top a lightning thunderstorm. it's been raining everyday since.
October 28th, 2020  
yikes, not great to drive in.
October 28th, 2020  
Miserable weather, but man I'm tired of the dry around here.
October 28th, 2020  
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