Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther Brings Damaging Wind and Rain to Darwin, Australia

Severe thunderstorms from ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther, brought damaging winds to Darwin, in the Northern Territory, on February 27.

Several warnings were issued for dangerous wind, heavy rainfall and flash flooding across the Daly and Gregory districts.

Flood warnings were also issued for the Carpentaria, Bonaparte and North West Coastal rivers.

“Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther is expected to continue moving towards the west and pass into the Kimberley as a deep tropical low. Many parts of the Carpentaria coast have received 250 – 300 mm over 72 hours earlier this week with streams and rivers rising in response,” the Bureau of Meteorology said.

The stormy weather and flood conditions were expected to continue throughout the week.

“Widespread disruption to roads can be expected with major transport routes possibly impacted as well. Some communities and homesteads may become or remain isolated.”

This footage shows strong wind and rain battering palm trees in Casuarina, Darwin. Credit: Chula Murray via Storyful