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Flying in the wet season
Thunderstorms, heavy rain, and reduced visibility – they’re just some of the hazards visual flight rules (VFR) pilots face during a typical wet season in the Top End of Australia.
Officially starting in November and finishing at the end of April, the majority of Darwin's 1700mm average rainfall occurs in the wet season. It’s often in heavy, short bursts which cool and rejuvenate the land and its creatures.
Temperatures also increase, typically ranging from a minimum of 25C to a maximum of 33C with increased humidity levels.
Find out about our wet season AvSafety seminar.
Flying in the wet season — 2018 seminar
Aviation safety advisor Tim Penney, Harry Fabb-Burns from BoM and Cameron Marchant, head of operations at Flight Standards, discuss the typical hazards that GA pilots face during a wet season.
Watch the complete 2018 seminar on our YouTube channel.