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Old Oct 8th 2007, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
About 10 minutes ago just saw the Emirates flight from Auckland coming in over the Southside with lightning bolts nearly hitting it every few seconds.....bet that was a fun ride! Quite surprised they came in at the height of the storm.
Thank god it wasnt the old uk air operator, DAN AIR ( Dan Dare ) lol
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Well unless it comes back it was total crap down here Expecting something special, bit of rain, few loud claps, couple of flashes and now it's all gone
Patience MP, one's a-coming

Gotta love storms ... of the non-destructive variety, naturally.

But the supermarkets are rubbish and the t-shirts fade so it's only a matter of time before I book the ticket
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Well unless it comes back it was total crap down here Expecting something special, bit of rain, few loud claps, couple of flashes and now it's all gone
That's coz we're getting right over head right now! Powers gone out in block next door, ours flickered a bit. Rain like I've never seen!

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About 10 minutes ago just saw the Emirates flight from Auckland coming in over the Southside with lightning bolts nearly hitting it every few seconds.....bet that was a fun ride! Quite surprised they came in at the height of the storm.
Can see em still taking off from here! Nutters!
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thanks those pics are amazing!
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Old Oct 8th 2007, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au View Post
Apparently you have it coming your way, from out west in next hour..

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.shtml
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Patience MP, one's a-coming

Gotta love storms ... of the non-destructive variety, naturally.

But the supermarkets are rubbish and the t-shirts fade so it's only a matter of time before I book the ticket
Well it had better or I'll have words to say to BOM
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Old Oct 8th 2007, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by moneypen20 View Post
Well it had better or I'll have words to say to BOM
This one came further north than you Pen, gave you a break - you know you'll get some in the next week or so, if not later tonight.

Fluffy, if the season is as spectacular as the BoM are threatening, then keep your camera ready as you'll get some amazing storm shots off Redcliffe
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Jeeez this thunder is LOUD!
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Jeeez this thunder is LOUD!
WHAT DID YOU SAY?
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Old Oct 8th 2007, 11:29 am
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I have been loving these storms!

Its great to live bayside as we get the lovely breezes but hells bells, it nearly blew me off the balcony.

Fantastic
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Wasn't much to write home about here in Wello Point - got this picture thou
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Old Oct 8th 2007, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by doub View Post
Wasn't much to write home about here in Wello Point - got this picture thou
Bloody great here on the sunshine coast! Have to say, the multiple lightening strikes reminded me of War of the World (Tom Cruise one)! Have sat through many a storm in Australia, this one is pretty awesom
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Anyone got any tips for snapping lightning?

My camera takes about 3-4 seconds to capture the bloody shot, by then it's too late!

It has a fully manual option on it as well, I just haven't got a bloody clue how to use it and stick to auto most of the time. Anyone help?
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Old Oct 8th 2007, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au View Post
Hot day, then gets very hot and very humid..
Wnid picks up, about 4pm ish.. then very high winds, and you can see lightening from all directions.
It swirls around you, and the cracks of thunder shake your fillings, the storm intensifies, ...
The humidity increases, the lightening strikes get more ferocious..
Then if your very unlucks, HAIL hits you !
This is exactly what happened our way last night. Very muggy, but sitting on the balcony with a stubby watching the lightning was awesome!

Only one very loud crack of thunder, which upset the kids a bit (but the noise was gone before bedtime..phew!), and nice fresh rain & wind.

I'm not looking forward to hail, as we haven't got a carport! Having hail insurance doesn't comfort much....
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I think I must live in some strange pocket People on the radio talking about the hail and the fab lightning and they are only a couple of km up the road. When the storm came back we had one loud clap and some rain
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Default Re: Huge Electrical Storm

Originally Posted by moneypen20 View Post
I think I must live in some strange pocket People on the radio talking about the hail and the fab lightning and they are only a couple of km up the road. When the storm came back we had one loud clap and some rain

Nothng here either, just a little bit of thunder/rain, nothing at all by summer standards thats more when your roof goes, the glass in the windows is flying around, next doors tree is now upside down in your roof, trees and bits of metal are blowing up the street...... Ahhh summer it aint even started yet.
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