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NZ-AUS_6hr_Feb2014

--February is summer in the Southern Hemisphere. --Much of the lightning is during the day. --The major islands of SE Asia have thunderstorms nearly every afternoon. --On these islands, afternoon lightning forms due to sea breezes and along the slopes of mountain ranges. These thunderstorms tend to move eastward later in the day. --The equatorial trough is consistently over the central third of this view south of India, where thunderstorms tend to have weak W to E motion on most days. --Lightning is generally more frequent in the E and N regions of Australia than to the S and W. --Organized thunderstorms tend to move slowly from E to W in the tropical northern portions of Australia, while they move from W to E at higher latitudes. ~Ron Holle

Mar 3, 2014 Webmaster Archive

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--01 to 03 February: A long line of lightning occurs off the SW coast of Australia. This line appears to be an extension of a line of thunderstorms near the continent and moves quickly SE. Similar storms occur in this region through the month, likely due to stationary fronts. --10 to 11 February: A well-defined circulation is present in NW Australia, probably of tropical origin. --New Zealand has mostly weak thunderstorm activity on 8, 18, 23-24, and 28 February. --Major lightning events occur over the large cities of SE Australia on 19-20 and 25-27 February. ~Ron Holle

Mar 3, 2014 11:51:13 PM Dave Fincher