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Nitso
25 September 2016
A Tropical LOW has formed near Indonesia's south-west coast and is set to drift south while slowly deepening. The LOW may move close to Christmas Island on Wednesday or Thursday and produce gusty winds and a period of heavy rain. If it was to do...
Nitso
25 September 2016
​A Tropical Cyclone formed near Guam a couple of days ago and is now heading towards Taiwan. Tropical Cyclone Megi is a strong Category 2 on our scale and will intensify to at least Category 4 intensity (it might even make it to 5 if it slows do...
Nitso
25 September 2016
​Eastern Queensland's wait for storms is almost over. After enviously watching inland and southern areas of the state cop flooding rain, Eastern Queensland looks like it'll get in on the act on Thursday with scattered showers and isolated thunde...
Nitso
23 September 2016
​A quick video I put together this afternoon folks looking through the OCC Himwari 500m imagery of how even a weak seabreeze can affect the development or enhancement of convection and shower formation. Hope you enjoy it :)​SUBSCRIBERS 4 week ou...
Nitso
23 September 2016
​G'day folks welcome to your footy weather forecast for the Cowboys Vs Sharks in Sydney's Allianz Stadium tonight with the game kicking off at 7:55PM. WILL IT RAIN?No, rain is extremely unlikely over the CBD at Allianz Stadium. There will b...
Nitso
22 September 2016
Well finally after a period of temporary insanity, our weather is going back to the way it 'should' behave, at least for a few days anyway. The last of a series of trough systems has pushed off the Queensland coast and dry stable air now dominates al...
Nitso
21 September 2016
Please check out this week's video showing a few major changes we have done to our Weather Centre. THIS WEEK'S PUBLICLY AVAILABLE WEATHER CENTRE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS Added 64km ultra high resolution satellite data during the day for e...
Nitso
20 September 2016
Cyclone Malakas made landfall shortly after midnight (local Japanese time) in Kyushu as an Australian Category three equivalent Severe Tropical Cyclone. Winds in the city of Makurazaki were sustained at 59 knots with gusts to around 80 knots while pr...
Nitso
19 September 2016
Across Western and Southern Queensland and the top half of the Northern Territory, many September rain records are set to be broken by the end of this week. Check out the rain recorded this past week in each state vs the average rain f...
Nitso
19 September 2016
Tropical Cyclone Malakas intensified unexpectedly over the past 18 hours and has now been upgraded to a Category 3 typhoon (Category 4 Tropical Cyclone on our Australian scale) its sights are now firmly set on Japan's South-west coast. The system is ...
Nitso
18 September 2016
Tropical Cyclone Malakas narrowly missed Taiwan to the east and has now set its sights for Southern Japan. The weakening Category 3 cyclone on the Australian scale passed a couple of hundred kilometres east of Taiwan yesterday. The system was much st...
Nitso
18 September 2016
​The sensational start to the build up period (the period of convective showers and storms just before the wet season) has definitely arrived with a bang across the NT. For much of the Central Arnhem districts it began a couple of weeks ago, but...
Nitso
17 September 2016
​One trough dies and a new one develops to take its place. Pretty standard stuff IF IT WAS NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER, but it's not, it's September. This is simply extraordinary. Take a look at the past week of rain across Queensland's interior. Becom...
Nitso
16 September 2016
​Hey everyone, as the excitement builds before tonight's do or die rugby league games in Townsville's 1300Smiles Stadium let's take a look at whether the weather Gods are going to be good hosts this evening. Want to support our documentary effor...
Nitso
15 September 2016
This is the second update on what is going on with our Weather Centre. The Weather Centre will go live to our members from early October and should be fully completed in November.This week we have added: 1 - A radar intensity scale in mm/hr to s...
Nitso
15 September 2016
​A very weak Tropical Cyclone has been named off the coast of the USA. Tropical Cyclone Julia was an area of strong storm activity over the Florida Peninsula for the last couple of days, before it surprisingly managed to pop off the coast overnight a...
Nitso
15 September 2016
​Tropical Cyclone Malakas (my Greek friends will definitely have a chuckle at that name :p :p)  is gradually deepening east of the Philippines and tracking in a WNW direction. Malakas will move towards Taiwan over the coming days, but model guid...
Nitso
14 September 2016
​For those who subscribe to our OCC Eyewall subscription membership, you will have noticed something a little different today. The scale for our radar has been updated. One of the key benefits with the OCC radar is its high resolution imagery.&n...
Nitso
14 September 2016
​In what can only be marveled in awe and classed as unseasonal. Parts of the state's south may receive near record breaking September rainfall. Long standing records in inland southern Queensland range from about 100-200mm for September and...
Nitso
14 September 2016
As Meranti approaches the southern tip of Taiwan, he has decided to undergo a procedure called an Eyewall replacement cycle. Basically what occurs is a new eye tries to form around the old eye. The new eye then shrinks and takes the place of the old ...

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