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Weather News – Nature’s fireworks light up Western Australia



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Nature’s fireworks light up Western Australia

Joel Pippard,

Saturday November 21, 2020 – 13:53 EDT

Over a quarter of a million lightning strikes have lit up the skies overnight over northern parts of WA as a trough deepens over the region.

About 270,000 strikes sparked across the Kimberely and northeastern parts of the Pilbara, mostly inland of Port Hedland, south of Broome and near the NT border.

One particular storm cluster developed south of Broome at about 7:30pm WST and continued all night, finally dissipating nearly 500km to the north at about 10am this morning. Over 100,000 strikes were detected from this cluster of storms alone. This cluster passed directly over Derby, bringing…

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