Early-summer thunderstorms, Caloundra.

We have experienced a few dramatic early-summer thunderstorms at our new home over the last few weeks. These scenes are from Kings Beach and Happy Valley, at Caloundra – on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Some show storms building, others in mid-action, and others of the retreat.

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Kings Beach 2AM 3781-3786 stitch

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Caloundra 2AM-003731

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Caloundra 2AM-003541

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Caloundra 2AM-003548

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Caloundra 2AM-003700

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Caloundra 2AM-003701

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Caloundra 2AM-003712

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Kings Beach 2AM-003643

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Kings Beach 2AM-003646

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Kings Beach 2AM-003647

 

Thunder and lightning – Wombarra and Austinmer, NSW.

Last week (early December, 2015) we witnessed a wonderful series of lightning storms in the northern Illawarra area of New South Wales, Australia. Surrounded, but not underneath any particular cell, the light and drama at Austinmer and Wombarra was spectacular!

Here is a panorama of one of the lightning storm cells bathing Austinmer Beach in amazing light.

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Austinmer 2AM 9850-9852 Panorama © Andrew McInnes

 

Stormy light over the Pacific, incorporating a little of Keswick House.

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Just a little further north is the village of Wombarra, from where the following three images were captured.

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Wombarra Headland 2AM 9864-9866 Panorama © Andrew McInnes

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Wombarra Headland 2AM 9867-9869 Panorama © Andrew McInnes

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Wombarra Headland 2AM 9887-9888 stack © Andrew McInnes

 

The final two images include the Wombarra rock pool.

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Wombarra Rock Pool 2AM 9900_9903 stack © Andrew McInnes

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Wombarra Rock Pool 2AM 9913-9914 © Andrew McInnes

 

’twas a wonderfully dramatic sky, with quite the lightning show that was ongoing for quite some time. I hope you enjoyed these images.

 

Cheers 🙂

Nullarbor/Bunda Cliffs – South Australia

A spectacular stop along the Nullarbor Plain and Eyre Peninsula in the very western parts of South Australia- we rested here for a night and enjoyed being surrounded by lightning storms and their associated thumping thunder.

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Nullarbor Cliffs 2AM 6514-6517 Panorama © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Nullarbor Cliffs 2AM 6526and6529and6543 stack. © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Nullarbor Cliffs 2AM-006542 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Nullarbor Cliffs 2AM-006502 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Nullarbor Cliffs 2AM-006487 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Nullarbor Cliffs 2AM-006492 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Nullarbor Cliffs 2AM-006495 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.