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Darwin's first storms since May

Rob Sharpe, Sunday September 30, 2012 - 11:07 EST

Thunderstorms rolled through the Darwin area this morning, bringing the capital's first rain since May.

Darwin was on target to have its first dry September in 11 years, but the storms arrived just before 8am, bringing 23mm by 9am. If the storms had arrived after 9am then the rain would have been recorded in October.

The peak of the storm brought 11mm in the space of 10 minutes.

Occasional storms usually start in Darwin in late September or early October. However it is still a few months before the wettest part of the year arrives from December to March.

Today, the sun will come out for most of the day before showers or storms redevelop this afternoon or evening with the lingering trough.

The risk of showers and storms will dissipate by midday on Monday before a sunny day on Tuesday and a slight chance of a shower or storm on Wednesday.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

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