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#1422870 - 07/05/2017 09:04 Top End NT Dry Season - 2017
Raindammit Offline
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#1423123 - 11/05/2017 16:00 Re: Top End NT Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
tropicbreeze Offline
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The dry season has definitely set in. Only reasonably precipitable water is well to the north, and the wind is all from the south east or south. Don't know where our usual 20 mm May storm will come from.




Edited by tropicbreeze (11/05/2017 16:05)

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#1423125 - 11/05/2017 17:59 Re: Top End NT Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
tropicbreeze Offline
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Loc: Noonamah
This is from the latest BOM Weekly Tropical Note:

Madden-Julian Oscillation in western hemisphere

A moderate Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) signal is currently located in the western hemisphere, near the Americas, and is predicted by most international models to move towards tropical Africa at similar strength in the coming week.

When the MJO is in these regions at this time of the year, rainfall is typically suppressed in the Maritime Continent, but has no significant effect on northern Australia’s rainfall patterns. While the MJO signal is observed near the Americas, the most significant effect for northern Australia is the increased likelihood of reduced minimum temperatures.


I think those reduced temperatures go hand in hand with very dry air.

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#1427608 - 07/07/2017 14:59 Re: Top End NT Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hurry up October already. wink
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