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Nature to Aussies: “I know where you live!”

Posted by feww on February 16, 2011

Plagued by Back-to-Back Disasters

Australia: More Cyclones, Extreme Rain, Gale Force Winds, Flooding …

Nature’s responses are becoming increasingly up close and personal.

Cyclone Carlos buffets Darwin, Top End

Darwin and the Tiwi Islands continue to be pummeled by strong winds and torrential rain, as Cyclone Carlos edges closer to the coast.

  • Darwin received a record rainfall of 366mm in 24 hours.
  • CARLOS has dumped more rain on Darwin than YASI  did on Innisfail, weather reports say.
  • Record 435mm of rain fell in the Darwin suburb of Marrara in 24 hours.
  • Dozens of houses have already been inundated.
  • School has been canceled for the next two days.
  • Scores of trees and powerlines are down.
  • Darwin Airport has been closed indefinitely. 
  • Winds gusts of about 100kmph are currently pummeling   the coastal area between Darwin and Point Stuart.
  • Many roads in and around Darwin are currently flooded and impassible.

Tropical Cyclone Carlos Radar Image

TC Carlos — 128 km Darwin (Berrimah) Radar (BOM Australia)

Latest Australia Satellite Image

Source:  Australia

Tropical Cyclone CARLOS Projected Path

Issued by BOM Darwin at 7:44 pm CST Wednesday 16 February 2011. Click images to enlarge.

Details for: TC CARLOS

Tropical Cyclone DIANNE Projected Path

Details for: TC DIANNE

Australia 24-hr Rainfall Map

Australia Flood Map

Source BOM Australia. Click images to enlarge.

Australia: Wild Weather WARNINGS

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Australia: Cyclone Warning for Darwin

Posted by feww on February 15, 2011

Cyclone warning for Darwin and the Top End, BOM Australia says

Up to 24cm of rain fell at Dum-in-Mirrie, near Darwin, in the 24 hours to 9:00am local time Tuesday, while 17cm  fell in the Darwin suburb of Marrara as the tropical low moved over the Top End.

Source: AUST BOM. Click image to enlarge.

A tropical low located about 85km SW of Darwin at 5:00pm (ACDT) could develop into a tropical cyclone by Wednesday, and is forecast to move into the Beagle Gulf, BOM said.

“Gales with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour are expected to develop between Daly River Mouth and Point Stuart, including Darwin and the Tiwi Islands, during Wednesday.”

“Destructive winds with gusts to 130 kilometres per hour may develop over the Tiwi Islands late Thursday if the cyclone continues to intensify.

“Heavy rain may cause widespread flooding in the northern Darwin-Daly District.” BOM said.

NO Visitors!

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Northern Territory Wildlife Park and the Darwin Botanic Gardens, the two venues have been declared unsafe due to the wild weather and are closed to visitors.

Details for: Tropical Low 1

Details for: Tropical Low 2

Australia: Wild Weather WARNINGS

Australia 24-hr Rainfall Map

Australia Flood Map

Source: BOM Australia

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