The Wagaitear; NewspaperNT
This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.
Wagait Beach (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Cox Peninsula (N.T.) -- Periodicals
v. 4 no. 5
Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.
The Wagaitear, May 2006 7 Monica as it developed then passed us by Left top: The city disappears on Tuesday morning as the wind picks up and the rain become heavier. By this stage Monica had been downgraded to a category 1 system. Left centre: The clearly defined eye of the cyclone as Monica swept over the Wessell Islands on Monday packing winds of 350 km/h. Below left: The ferry becomes airborne as rough seas continue on Wednesday despite the tropical low (ex-Monica) heading south-west. Right: Huge waves lash the rocks near the Mandorah jetty as the cyclone (then rated just a low pressure system) moves past Mandorah. Radar images and tracking maps courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology Darwin. Above left: Heavy rain sweeps across Darwin and the Cox Peninsula on Tuesday as the low pressure system recrosses the coast between Gunn Point and Lee Point and heads for Mandorah. Above right: How close did it come? The map tells the story with the centre of the low pressure system passing less than 10 km north of Wagait Beach and even close to Charles Point. Get with the action join the fishing club. Inquire at the Cox Country Club
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.
We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
You are welcome to provide further information or feedback about this item by emailing TerritoryStories@nt.gov.au