Looks a bit like a woolly turtle on tippy toes....Nice thunderstorm through Darwin tonight, looked fairly wet too as we were driving back into town from inland where we had been chasing.
Here's a shot from Harrison Dam, yeah it was pitch black out there apparently lol
Sure did ! ! Loath as I am to use use flowery descriptive language on a weather page, but Jeez that was a ball tearer of a storm that just passed over the Northern Suburbs. Not a lot of rain ( 14mm at home in 45 mins ), but made up for it with the wind, thunder and lightning !Darwin copping another flogging this afternoon.
Yeah there were a fair bunch of trees and crap chucked all over the road in the Bay view area earlier as I drove through, a few others all busted up etc.
Colours are so vibrant!The Northern Suburbs Dome has been activated the last few days, but the cloud cover certainly cooled things down this afternoon. I was up on my roof before noon clearing storm debris from the other night and it was fair dinkum dangerously oppressive ( and I am fully acclimatised normally ) The Airport topped out at 35.3c around 2.00pm.
That is the 15th day this Nov to top 35c, and the monthly mean max ( with one day to go ) is sitting on 35c, a new record for the site.
I just had to share this pic ( by Cecelia Rezina ) of the colours looking back towards Fannie Bay from East Point. Stunning !
So when its +33c and a DP of 27c, and you feel snatching it from your job, packing up and 'effing off down south for a coupla months.... just suss out how good the place really is at this time of the year !|
Coolest day of the month yesterday, only 31.9c. Was still a brutal morning with high humidity and DP's about 25c
Was tough on the concreters pouring my son's driveway....I raised a sweat just watching them work !
17.3mm here in Leanyer Heights ( 8.00am )Vigorous monsoon flow has continued in the NW Top End overnight with some further nice rainfall accumulations in the region, the Jenkins Road AWS at Noonamah for instance has just passed 170mm overnight and over 400mm MTD with plenty of other sites having already exceeded the December average. Should be a sharp resumption in positive anomalies throughout by months end after some unders in November.
Yes, I'd be a bit worried too.... a niece of mine has had to cancel her Xmas Darwin trip, being from the northern beaches.NT. I’m booked to go to Darwin in 8 weeks for 5 days then Ghan to Radelaide. Being a Corona Beaches resident is making me nervous.