You're not wrong about the slow start Steve O. We haven't had a thunderstorm since april, and the last one that delivered above 10mm happened in January. I'm liking the radar atm though. Not much, but tomorrow should be slightly more unstable so tomorrow may have a surprise in store for us. There again it might not.
Loc: Kingaroy QLD 434m ASL
Nice to see a few flecks on radar tonight. Even a brief, tiny red core up near Gayndah.
We had naff all storms at this time last year, but after a nice TS on October the 14th, we got hammmered almost every week until January, so defiantly lots of time left for a great storm season. Not expecting this year to be like the previous which was the most active storm season in the 11 years I've lived here but hopefully there should be a few bangers here and there.
Well this is strange, we have a onshore flow at the moment looking at the live winds on weatherzone pro, so why are the low clouds moving in a SE direction from the NW? Shouldn't the low clouds be coming in off the ocean? The latest satellite animation sows it clearly.
Thanks for the response, yeah it looked a tad tricky yesterday which confused me,the sounding explained it well. Normally the onshore flow is deep up this part of the world, where its only when you get to the 500 height the winds start being a westerly flow.
Loc: North Brisbane ( Bracken Ridge...
A cell has developed around the Northern suburbs of Brisbane, Boondall, Bracken Ridge, Strathpine etc. Lightning and thunder with WZ Storm Tracker lighting up a little. Nothing over the top but just pleasant to hear and watch the cell build. Quiet dark outside just to the West of us. Occasional wind gusts but not too strong.
That cell came out of nowhere over highvale, took a long time to move at all but gave rain to the areas I was in (Strathpine, Albany Creek, Lawnton). Would have taken a photo but was on the road, saw a couple lightning strikes though.
Had 1mm at home in Strathpine.
Wunderground station ID: IQUEENSL296
Loc: South West Rocks, NSW
5.8mm in the 24 hours to 9am from a sharp shower last night. A bit of distant thunder late last night and early this morning from storms offshore.
It was a fine and mild morning here, but became cool around midday with frequent showers since then (19.0mm here since 9am). Several flashes of lightning have been picked up on the tracker in the vicinity of Crescent Head this afternoon/evening (between here and Port Mac).
_________________________ South West Rocks, NSW Mid North Coast: March 2017 Rainfall: 441.6mm (Mar Avg. 180.6mm) // March 2017 Raindays: 20 (Mar Avg. 15.5 raindays) Year-to-date Rainfall: 685.6mm (Jan-Mar Avg. 497.1mm) // Year-to-date Raindays: 52 (Jan-Mar Avg. 42.9 raindays)
Yeah you're not wrong,a few flashes as well,strong gusts.My brother who lives more on the eastern side had a few minutes of marble size hail.Nothing registered in the official gauge as yet.Need a gauge on the eastern side.