Monsoon bands of dense cloud descend from Indonesia, crossing the Arafura Sea to hang over the top of Australia. Black clouds billow across the city like smoke billowing from a nearby chimney. Soft rain cascades out of the sky. The air is filled with mist. The humidity and temperatures fall, it’s refreshingly cooler.
Then the rain slows, sun peeps through the clouds and the sea calms. Soon the sun will burn through and Darwin will be back to a tropical sunny paradise. But I wouldn’t have wanted to miss a moment of that glorious rain.