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by Troppoz
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!

Well that was an anticlimax, highest breeze of 61km and 14mm of drizzle :lol: Apparently as it passed through the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf moving towards Darwin it became affected by upper level wind shear to the extent that the eye wall was tilted so much that the mid-level of it showed up on radar ov...
by Troppoz
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!

Tropical Cyclone Alessia category 1 (potentially cat 2) is due to affect the Darwin region tonight, the eye crossing the coast somewhere to the south. It will bring gales of up to 120km and as we will be on its north east quadrant we will get the strongest winds and rain. So while not a dangerous sy...
by Troppoz
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: filming from the outside wall of a Tornado.
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: filming from the outside wall of a Tornado.

Holy cow thats terrifying! :shock: A fully fledged severe tropical cyclone is unbelievably destructive, but Id rather face one than a severe tornado thats for sure. With a cyclone you have days notice, time to prepare and consider where you will shelter if you need. A tornado is just there practical...
by Troppoz
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: bamboo leaves too high in silica?
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: bamboo leaves too high in silica?

Well since the major component of soils, especially sandy soils, is silica I doubt the silica in bamboo leaves would be too much of a problem and the benefits of increasing organic matter content in the soil would far outweigh any negatives.
by Troppoz
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!

Hopefully we do, but its too far out just yet to be 100% certain of where it will make landfall, and with the system still well over 3000km away a margin of 80km is pretty insignificant. Cyclones are notoriously hard to predict, but north Australian cyclones are the most unpredictable of all apparen...
by Troppoz
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Record early Australian monsoon

LOL! As long as its only for a day or two I can cope. :lol: OK latest modelling looks interesting, both the US and European centres have a category 2 tropical cyclone hitting Darwin on Monday next week. So category 2 on the Australian scale is sustained winds of up to 130km/hr, enough to make a mess...
by Troppoz
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Brisbane hail storm
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Brisbane hail storm

A huge line of storms affected the eastern seaboard recently resulting in some impressive weather.

Brisbane had hail stones the size of eggs, like the video title says, its not just the wildlife that will kill you down here:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ac1_1384755571
by Troppoz
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Record early Australian monsoon

Cheers Kata! Its nothing to worry about at all. icon_thumright For any weather nerds who might be interested in following the development of a monsoonal trough system and tropical low might find this latest video from Oz Cyclone Chasers about the current weather situation interesting. Very informati...
by Troppoz
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Record early Australian monsoon

Ill try, its mostly been falling during the evening and early morning so not much to see. This mornings rain was an exception so far but Ill have the camera ready to go. Oh and there is construction happening in the garden so if it looks like a building site thats because it is... :roll: Only reache...
by Troppoz
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Guerrilla gardening
Replies: 23
Views: 1277

Re: Guerrilla gardening

'People' are funny things. Last year, my local council planted many thousands of pounds worth of trees in my area. The residents objected, complained and the tree were removed. Some ornamental cherry trees remained. A day before the strong winds were forecast last month, the tree-ties were mysterio...
by Troppoz
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Record early Australian monsoon + record early cyclone!

Our monsoons usually dont kick in until between Christmas and New Year but its not even the last week of November and we have our first monsoon trough developing and a monsoonal low expected to hit Darwin on the weekend. This has NEVER happened before in Darwin weather records and is happening a ful...
by Troppoz
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Serious life threatening storm heading to Philippines.
Replies: 32
Views: 3000

Re: Serious life threatening storm heading to Philippines.

Video of the storm surge destroying a house:



Frightening! :shock:
by Troppoz
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Guerrilla gardening
Replies: 23
Views: 1277

Re: Guerrilla gardening

Good to see so many comrades! icon_thumright I never plant on private property. Well OK maybe there was this one time...but apart from that all my plantings are roadside verge or local parkland. I think roadside planting with trees and shrubs vital because it gives wildlife green corridors to move a...
by Troppoz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: The twisted trees of Slope Point NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 510

The twisted trees of Slope Point NZ

Wind does some amazing things...

It'd be like that here if the wind always came from the same direction, but we have gales from all directions so if anything there will be no branches left at all :lol:
by Troppoz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Guerrilla gardening
Replies: 23
Views: 1277

Guerrilla gardening

Is anyone a comrade?? Ive been quietly nurturing my local streetscape for years now and I know Im not the only one who enjoys the results. I have conversations with lots of people who comment about how green and shady the area is, so its not purely a selfish indulgence. This time of the year the yel...