Widspread Severe Storms South Australia – 5th November 2012

See : 256km Radar Loop for Adelaide (Buckland Park), 10:00 04/11/2012 to 10:00 05/11/2012 UTC

As per usual, when conditions are ripe and a little moisture creeps through to South Australia, the ample heating there provides a severe storm outbreak. A bow echo segment briefly occurs in the radar loop. Strong winds were reported across the region as well as some heavy rain and hail based on the warnings.

10 thoughts on “Widspread Severe Storms South Australia – 5th November 2012

  1. Harley Pearman

    I had identified and was watching numerous storms across South Australia last night. I read one article on Weatherzone suggesting 100,000 lightning strikes and one teenager struck by lightning in Adelaide. Fire fighters are busy as well due to some fires being started by lightning strikes. Very active. I have taken some leave from work and will head south west to see what I can intercept around the Riverina / South West slopes today as this system comes across from South Australia. The whole cloud mass has contracted to the eastern part of South Australia and now spreading well into New South Wales and Victoria and looking at the radars at 5 am, storms have decreased in number and intensity and very little rain at the moment. It would be great to see this across the inland of NSW later today.

  2. Harley Pearman

    Please find attached the GPATS lightning tracker plot. Apparently there were over 127,000 lightning strikes across a vast area of the state. Interestingly by the time the storms reached western Victoria and New South Wales, lightning activity petered out. As I write this, only a small active area exists around Ivanhoe NSW. The cloud mass is breaking apart but forecasts suggest new storms to form later on this time New South Wales.

  3. Jimmy Deguara

    Harley Pearman that massive lightning map is incredible! 127,000 strikes is no ordinary event in any part of the country! Thanks for posting on our Extreme Storms website.

  4. Jimmy Deguara

    Michael Bath, given the high based nature of the storms in Woomera, the 100km/h speed is not as surprising. The upper level winds across South Australia were quite strong!

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