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#1229781 - 06/01/2014 20:03 Top End Wet Season - January 2014
JimmyGray Offline
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Whoops, a few days into the new year and we are tracking behind eek

Record hot day at Darwin today, hottest January day on record.. a balmy 36.0 degrees at 3 42pm.
BoM predicting 36 again tomorrow so am guessing it will be broken again.
Few storms moving in from Arnhem Land atm but not overly confident we will get much from them.. but some nice photos by Jacci, Jase and co would be good wink

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#1229873 - 07/01/2014 02:07 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Orebound Offline
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Originally Posted By: pilko65
but some nice photos by Jacci, Jase and co would be good wink


Ah well I suppose I better put my offering up before Jacci comes along and makes my piccies look like something taken by a 5 year old! cry

That cell you mentioned really started to grunt as it collided with the SB front when it neared the coast. Started throwing out all sorts of widow makers while I was having dinner....



We then decided a coastal show was on the cards as it pushed offshore so ran down to Nightcliff for a few snaps. Was raining down heavy core bolts close to the coast for a while but as usual the quality of lightning improved as it moved away towards the Tiwis with a barrage of spectacular crawlers filling the night sky.





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#1229877 - 07/01/2014 02:48 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
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Meanwhile the camera at home grabbed a few nice shots while I was out.



TIMELAPSE looks OK too wink
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#1229930 - 07/01/2014 12:19 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Jacci Offline
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Great stuff Jason! grin
Here's one more from last night's storm north of Darwin, it put on a great show around Nightcliff! smile


maritime Thunder - Nightcliff NT. by StormGirl1, on Flickr
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#1230007 - 07/01/2014 16:28 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
JimmyGray Offline
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Ahh sensational shots again guys, I knew you wouldn't let me down wink

Nice to see the Hottest January day on record has tumbled again, 36.1 before a seabreeze kicked in. Don't like our chances of a storm tonight unfortunately...

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#1230245 - 08/01/2014 16:41 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Orebound]
croc crew Offline
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Loc: Maningrida, Arnhem Land, NT

Ah well I suppose I better put my offering up before Jacci comes along and makes my piccies look like something taken by a 5 year old! cry
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Great shots. Loved the one with the couple framed with two bolts of lightening.

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#1230620 - 10/01/2014 10:48 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Orebound Offline
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Cheers Anthony.

I see you guys did quite well up in the 'Grida yesterday. We chased out Kakadu way and could even see the towers up your way from Jabbers.

Organised HP thunderstorms for most of the afternoon and evening between Jabiru and the South Alligator floodplains delivered a copious amount of extremely close strikes and some brief mesocyclonic structure. An enjoyable chase for all involved.

Arrived back in Darwin in the wee hours as the outflow dominant dregs came racing into town. Moved through quick but AP looks to have grabbed 24mm on the way through.
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#1230622 - 10/01/2014 10:55 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: croc crew]
ColdFront Offline
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Originally Posted By: croc crew

Loved the one with the couple framed with two bolts of lightening.


Yeah my favourite also.
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#1230793 - 10/01/2014 23:29 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - DARWIN and

RURAL AREA

for DAMAGING WIND
For people in the
Palmerston,
Litchfield Shire and parts of the
Cox Peninsula and
Bynoe areas.


Issued at 9:40 pm Friday, 10 January 2014.


The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9:30 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Corroboree Billabong, Lake Bennett, the area north of Hayes Creek and Adelaide River township. They are forecast to affect Acacia Hills, Middle Point and Lambells Lagoon by 10:00 pm and Palmerston, Humpty Doo, Noonamah and Howard Springs by 10:30 pm.
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#1230797 - 10/01/2014 23:40 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
ColdFront Offline
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Darwin Doppler is insane.

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#1230808 - 11/01/2014 00:46 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
JimmyGray Offline
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Had some very nasty winds thru here at Palmy. I have no doubt there will be quite a bit of vegetation damge about the place as my joint has had a few palms and branches twisted and torn.
I see Darwin had a gust of 87km's hr so not bad for a cooling storm wink

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#1230811 - 11/01/2014 01:38 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Orebound Offline
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
Yeah fairly gusty on it's approach to Darwin but as a whole it bowed out somewhat from it's peak while it was inland where it was throwing up some seriously vigorous heads and spewing countless bolts before becoming outflow dominant.

Nice cooling storm as you say though Pilko.

A couple shots looking down towards Lake Bennett from Elizabeth Valley Road....



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#1230866 - 11/01/2014 10:27 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
ColdFront Offline
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Loc: The Beach.
Great shots again. Sounds like the chase was a lot of fun.
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#1230872 - 11/01/2014 10:45 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
JimmyGray Offline
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Brilliant shots again Jase, it was sparking madly there for a bit until it hit the "populated" areas wink
Good viewing spot is that Elizabeth Valley road.

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#1230895 - 11/01/2014 12:45 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Jacci Offline
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Cracker shots Jason! Just beautiful! smile
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#1230907 - 11/01/2014 13:25 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
JimmyGray Offline
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FLOOD THREAT ADVICE
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 1045 CST Saturday 11 JANUARY 2014

AREA INVOLVED
Northern Darwin-Daly, Arnhem and eastern Roper-McArthur Districts.

RAINFALL SUMMARY
In the 24 hours until 9am today, there were scattered falls 10 to 25mm over the
northern Darwin-Daly, Arnhem and easter Roper-McArthur Districts, with isolated
falls 40 to 60mm closer to the north and northeast coasts.

WEATHER SUMMARY
A Tropical low has formed over the Arafura Sea within a developing monsoon
trough. The low is expected to move slowly westwards across the Arafura Sea for
the next day or so. By Monday, the low is expected to move southwest or south,
either into the Timor Sea or over northwest Top End, and drag the monsoon trough
south.

FORECAST for the rest of today and Sunday
Isolated showers and gusty storms tending scattered about the north and east
coasts, and the Arnhem District. Scattered falls 15-30mm, with isolated falls
30-60mm. These falls are unlikely to contribute to flooding.

OUTLOOK for Monday and Tuesday
Scattered showers and gusty storms, with areas of rain. Scattered falls 25-50mm
with heavier falls 50 to 100 mm closer to the coasts. Isolated heavier falls
above 100 mm may be possible on the coasts. These falls are unlikely to
contribute to flooding on Monday but may lead to significant stream rises on
Tuesday.

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#1231051 - 12/01/2014 00:02 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Orebound Offline
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
Cheers for the comments.

Looks like another breezy line on the way up.....


IDD26100
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - DARWIN and
RURAL AREA
for DAMAGING WIND
For people in the Palmerston and parts of the Darwin, Litchfield Shire, Cox Peninsula and Bynoe areas.
Issued at 10:17 pm Saturday, 11 January 2014.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 10:00 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the Adelaide River to the southeast of Darwin and Lake Bennett. They are forecast to affect Acacia Hills, Darwin River Dam and Livingstone by 10:30 pm and Palmerston, Humpty Doo and Howard Springs by 11:00 pm.
Damaging winds are likely.
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#1231134 - 12/01/2014 12:52 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
gfs predicting flooding rains through the central NT this week. linking into that moisture from the tropical low/tc. be interesting if that came off.
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#1231198 - 12/01/2014 18:33 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
Orebound Offline
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
A couple more photos from around the traps seeing as photogenic thunderstorms might be a bit hard to find for a few days while we sit under monsoonal mush for the foreseeable future.

These were taken from Nightcliff during the build-up.



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#1231221 - 12/01/2014 20:21 Re: Top End Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: JimmyGray]
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Yeah it dropped some bombs that Nightcliff cell! Wild night that one, Eastarm in the evening, Nightcliff at midnight and then the Gulf-line severe squall at 3am... ah Darwin!!!

Fu Manchu bolt:



Another multi strike from the same cell:



And a Darwin trip montage:

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