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|A very active line of
storms developed mid afternoon about 400kms ( 300 miles )
west of Sydney and moved rapidly eastwards. I did not think that the
line would last the trip over the Blue Mountains ( Great Divide ), but
I was pr oven wrong. Not wanting to risk storms not making
the coastline I initially headed west to the foothills of the Blue
Mountains - here a 59 second exposure at Picton, NSW shows how intense the lightning was.
The line gets closer, but it starts to rain lightly.
|About now I am hit by outflow winds making picture taking difficult.|
the outflow winds, came more rain, I am no longer confident holding an
umbrella over the camera - I begin the feel like a lightning conductor.
I retreat eastwards.
|The rain moves eastwards quicker than I anticipate, I do not get to dry ground until I am back on the coast near home - Warilla Beach, NSW|
|By now the storms have weakened considerably|
|Although now infrequent, lightning can be seen in almost every direction - Windang Island, NSW|
|In what has been a all too repeated scenario this part 12 months, the storms have died after moving over the ocean. One last picture before calling it a night.|