Barrawoondang is the name for the strong wind with the thunder and lightning along with the big rain.
Miriwoong people use these words to describe the Barrawoondang weather:
Warrayalng – (first flood) – The first heavy rains cause the rivers to flow fast and turn brown. Some fish are killed in these floods.
Ngoomelng – Clouds
Ngoomelng birrga ginayin jaloorr-gerring – ‘The clouds are gathering up for rain’
Thegoobeling goowindayin – ‘They [the clouds] are getting black.’
Jaloorr goowinda / Jaloorr goowiya – ‘It’s going to rain.’
Jaloorr goowindayin – ‘Rain is falling down.’
After Barrawoondang, Jaloorr-mageny comes. Click below to read about Jaloorr-mageny or go back to Nyinggiyi-mageny!
Many different bush tuckers and bush foods come out during and after the rain of the wet season. Click below to find out about Miriwoong wet season bush tucker!