It seems we are in active phase with pulses of activity coming through as the upper troughs progress across the continent. However, Sydney has faired marginally during some of these events and I am hoping the short waves do come across during the December period as the moisture becomes more available. A nice hailstorm came through central Sydney near Parramatta with some nice low bases and interesting structure including inflow and a definite mesocyclone. I was unavailable during that specific phase which is unfortunate - I had a visitor throughout that time frame. I did not even know just what was going on at the time. Anyway, will have to wait until next time.