Weather Review – Jan/Feb 2017

   Image 1 & 2: Cloud Roll Caloundra on Sunday 19/2/2017 (Anthony McLean) January The BOM recorded that Queensland had its sixth-warmest January on record.  Statewide, mean maximum temperatures were well above average, while mean minimum temperatures were the second-warmest…

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What Causes a Thunderstorm to Become a Hailstorm

Recently the ABC News website posted an article by Brett Williamson asking the question What causes a thunderstorm to become a hailstorm? The article quotes Sam Slattery from the BOM’s Severe Weather Team, saying. “You really need what is called…

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Weather Wrap-up – Dec 2017 – Jan 2017

Rainfall was well below average for Queensland in December 2016. 1st December – Severe thunderstorms swept through on the 1st with large hailstones up to 10cm recorded in Kandanga and widespread damage to roofs was recorded around Imbil. 3rd December…

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Innisfail Records 1000mm+ in a week

Innisfail in Far North Queensland has recorded 871.8mm in the first 11 days of 2017. What makes this remarkable is 824mm fell from Saturday 7th January. January Rainfall: Sun 1/1/2017 – 0.6mm Mon 2/1/2017 – 1.8mm Tues 3/1/2017 – 2.6mm Wed…

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3 January 2017 – Severe Storms – Mackay

At 9.27pm on 3rd January 2017 the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Mackay and Whitsundays region. BOM meteorologist Mark Trenorden said “An offshore trough caused some low level convergence, humid atmosphere, and the showers aligned…

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18 December 2016 – Severe Thunderstorm

At 2.14pm on Sunday 18th December 2016, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for very dangerous thunderstorms with destructive winds and large hailstones. As the storm hit Energex recorded 36,000 lightning strikes and 10,000 southeast Queensland homes…

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That’s Some Big Hail – Kandanga

For those who do not know, Kandanga is a small Queensland town located on the Mary Valley Highway, 28 kilometres south west of Gympie. The storm that hit the region on 1 December 2016 went viral when photos of tennis…

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