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GET READY FOR WILD WEATHER FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, maritime, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on October 4, 2019

 

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We are expecting pretty wild weather in Fremantle today with heavy rain and storms, so baton down and stay dry and safe.

I took this ‘watercolour’ of the Maritime Museum early this morning when a big shower hit the South Mole, so I photographed it through the wet windscreen of my car.

Roel Loopers

FREO MARITIME MUSEUM IN THE RAIN

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, museum, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on August 8, 2019

 

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A painterly photo of the Fremantle Maritime Museum in the rain, taken from the South Mole.

Heavy rain is expected later today, so drive accordingly.

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HEAVY RAIN CAUSES FREMANTLE FLOODING

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 5, 2019

 

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That was a lot of rain for about an hour this morning till lunch time and the cormer at Phillimore Street was flooded pretty bad.

The walk way at the back of J Shed looked more like Lake Monger and that is not very inviting for people who explore Arthur’s Head.

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FREO WET WEATHER CONTINUES

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 6, 2019

 

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That’s enough rain for me for a while! I want sunshine and a bit of warmth in Fremantle and not the wet cold weather we have been having for a bit too long for my taste.

I spent the day up at Arthur’s Head and there were a few nice rainbows but none so spectacular that I wanted to photograph them, so here a shot of the Cappuccino Strip on my way to the West End and the huge puddle reflection at the Whalers Tunnel.

Roel Loopers

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RAINBOW AT ARTHUR’S HEAD

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 27, 2019

 

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It was a wet, wild and very windy day and there is more to come, but the beautiful rainbow I photographed at Fremantle’s Arthur’s Head made up for the cold day that required a few layers of clothing.

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FREO’S WEST END LAKES DISTRICT

 

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The wet weather is leaving its marks in Fremantle. It is impossible to get through the Whalers Tunnel because of a deep puddle on the west end of it, while the foot and bicycle paths on either side of Arthur’s Head also have huge puddles.

There is a sink hole starting to develop on the corner of High and Little High Street next to Chalkys cafe and there is a lake in front of J Shed.

It’s not a good look for visitors to our city.

In that context, what is the progress with the stabilisation works required at Arthur’s Head, City of Fremantle?

Roel Loopers

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WILD WET WINTER WEATHER

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 10, 2019

 

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Well, that is a kind of sh.. start of the week for me. The wet and cold brought my prepatellar knee pain back, the rain is leaking into my bathroom, and when I took the above photo at Point Walter the car door was ripped out of my hand by the storm and would not close any more until my mate Bob came out to do some on-side repair in the rain. Thanks Bob!

It is pretty wild at times out there with the ocean all grey and green and massive dark clouds, so go and enjoy it.

More showers to come the next few days, but I am going to stay in with a book, the heater on, caramelised onion, garlic, chili tomato soup and nurse my poor old and very painful knee.

Four days of rain and I already want summer back.😖

 

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SOME COLOUR TO START A WET WEEK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 10, 2019

 

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We have had very decent rain the last three days and there are many more showers to come all week so the gardens can’t stop smiling, and I hope the same applies to our farmers.

So to start the wet week a bit of colour for you. It is the lightbox in the children’s creative section at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

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WELCOME WINTER RAIN FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 7, 2019

 

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That was a lovely soaking with rain all night in my part of Fremantle. It was so nice to listen to it that I did not get to sleep till 2am.

The sun is out now but the clouds are being pushed fast by the heavy wind and more rain is expected for the weekend and into next week.

I took these three photos about an hour ago.

Roel Loopers

WINTER SPRINKLER BAN STARTS SATURDAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, climate change, rain, state government, Uncategorized, water by freoview on May 29, 2019

 

Winter sprinklers off!

 

The last week of autumn promises warm days in the mid twenties, but do not forget that the winter sprinkler ban will start this weekend, so adjust your timers to make sure that our precious water is not wasted.

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