Australian Weather Calendar: Cover 2016

Cover 2016 Photographer Tony  Middleton

Tony Middleton was travelling through Mungo National Park in late February 2014, knowing the 40° C temperatures and instability from a low-pressure ‘trough’ through the region could make for some dramatic weather.

‘I noticed the convection develop 50 km to the northwest of my location,’ says Tony. ‘Determined to catch it, I made my way through 30 km of 4WD tracks, and scaled multiple sand dunes to this ridge line, to arrive just in time as the storm hit, and proceeded to dump: rain, thunder and lightning, and outflow winds of an estimated 70 km/h’.

Mungo National Park