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Gulf of Carpenteria showing five seasons (Wet season cyclone period from Nov to May)
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Wunthurru Lhabayi Rra-mardu Ngardaru Na-yinarramba

Lhabayi - wet season proper March, April and May


Lhabayi is a period of heavy rainfall with the rain falling less violently than during Wunthurru. The monsoonal winds weaken. An unpredictable variable in the wet season are warlungarnarra (cyclones) that can occur any time between November and May. March is a common month for cyclones. Late in the wet season there are usually burrumanamala (knock him down) winds. These are windy rain storms that often flatten the high grass that has rapidly grown during the wet season.

Harvested plants and animals

Dugong and turtle are still available early in the season.

Bureau of Meteorology Temperature and Rainfall Graphs for this region

Permission to use the Yanyuwa seasonal calendar is granted by Karrakayn (Annie Isaac), a senior Law person of the Yanyuwa