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#1446483 - 31/12/2017 12:57 Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018
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#1449187 - 18/01/2018 11:20 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Werner K Offline
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very quiet on the thread compared to last year...

Anyway, I'll be in Darwin 28/1 to 2/2. Anyone interesting in going stormchasing should there be any storms about?

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#1450550 - 28/01/2018 10:51 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some awesome 24 hour totals up there! That Monsoon is really getting going. Berry Springs 228mm! Darwin CBD not bad at 136mm.

I do miss being amongst that wet season heavy rain up there!

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#1450553 - 28/01/2018 11:32 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: balmz]
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Originally Posted By: balmz
Some awesome 24 hour totals up there! That Monsoon is really getting going. Berry Springs 228mm! Darwin CBD not bad at 136mm.

I do miss being amongst that wet season heavy rain up there!


Yeah mate it's been quite an eventful monsoon burst with some large totals accumulating about the place. Some locations in the Daly region exceeding 700 and 800mm for the month now.

24hr totals around Darwin....

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#1450556 - 28/01/2018 11:38 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like there's some nice bolts falling amongst it too! Always handy smile

Hope you're well mate.

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#1450631 - 28/01/2018 20:41 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Been thru' some torrential rain around Batchelor & Manton Bay earlier this arvo as well as just north of the airport. Wind has just picked up here at Fannie Bay with heavy rain. Street lights are out along East Point Road, but houses seem to be ok. Odd flash of lightning as well.


Edited by Werner K (28/01/2018 20:41)

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#1450701 - 29/01/2018 12:41 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Plenty more 100mm plus falls throughout the NW Top End again over the past 24hrs. Of interest is the Kangaroo Flats station near Berry Springs that has now topped 1000mm for the month.

Darwin AP 676mm
Noonamah 782mm
Batchelor 587mm
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#1450814 - 29/01/2018 23:14 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Werner K Offline
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Heavy rain & strong winds at Berrimah mid morning, then mostly steady rain until about 5pm when the rain let up.
At about 5pm, I left work & headed along the Stuart Highway towards Winellie when a deluge & howling winds struck. After a few minutes of struggling to see through the windscreen with the wipers flat out, I decided it would be safer to take refuge so I ducked into a carpark on the side of the highway and just sat & enjoyed the spectacle. How some other drivers could see where they were going, I don't know.
After I resumed my trip back to my accommodation near Fannie Bay, I had to cross quite a few areas of water on Ross Smith Avenue near the school.


Edited by Werner K (29/01/2018 23:22)
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#1450816 - 29/01/2018 23:20 Re: Top End NT Wet Season - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Werner K Offline
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Fast forward to about 630pm when flashes & rumbles commenced but no rain at this stage. The rumbles & flashes picked up tempo and accompanied by very strong winds (no idea how fast) and rain it was game on. Virtually all the lightning I saw appeared to be cc's. My viewpoint was facing north around to the east. A lot of the lightning appeared to come from my west where there may well have been a few cg's or crawlers, but I wasn't privy to that view. Nevertheless, I was happy to have witnessed this monsoonal storm. Still have 4 more days before I return home so hoping to catch some more action!

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