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Severe storms light up parts of the NT and WA

Andrew Casper-Richardson, Sunday March 10, 2019 - 13:48 EDT

Storms sparked to life on Saturday and early Sunday morning across the Top End and the Kimberley, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.


The storms fired up over the Top End on Saturday night before moving over eastern parts of the Kimberley in Western Australia. In the Northern Territory, Port Keats recorded 42mm in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, which is the highest daily total in 8 weeks. Wind gusts also reached 89km/h as a storm roared through Port Keats. Elsewhere in the territory, Daly Water picked up 9.4mm of rain in just 10 minutes. Darwin airport recorded a total of 12.2mm, with 7.6mm of that falling in 10 minutes.


The storms then crossed the border, continuing to dump heavy rain, triggering the release of a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Truscott recorded 10.8mm of rain in 10 minutes and 11.4mm fell in the same time frame at Wyndham. Temperatures also dropped nearly 10 degrees in only nine minutes at Wyndham as the storms passed overhead.


The trough responsible for the storms will continue to linger over northern parts of Australia in the coming days, meaning that further storms are likely.

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