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Nigel Beardsley

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Extreme Weather Australia.
« on: June 12, 2012, 08:25:57 AM »
June 12, 2012 – AUSTRALIA - Strong winds battered South-West coastal communities of Western Australia as a dangerous storm front approached overnight. The intense storm packing dangerous winds of up to 125km/h - consistent with a category two cyclone - is expected to persist into the early hours of this morning. Last night Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin have already recorded gusts of up to 96km/h, while winds at Busselton Airport have touched 87km/h. Closer to the metropolitan area, Rottnest Island was also being buffeted with persistent gusts above 80km/h. FESA warned people living in parts of WA, south of a line from Geraldton to Laverton to Forrest, to take action with the start of the dangerous weather. “This intense storm will be of similar strength to the system that affected the southwest on Sunday,” FESA said in a statement late yesterday. If they have not already done so, FESA advises that people should stay away from windows and ensure pets and animals are in a safe area. Motorists planning travel in or to the South-West region should review unnecessary travel plans. Nine News reports that there has been a scramble for supplies in southern suburbs- with shelves left empty. The highest winds recorded during Sunday's storm was 146km/h, one of the highest recorded gusts in the South West. But much of the South West was buffeted by destructive gales up to 125km/h. As the clean-up continued from Sunday's storms, Nine News reports that FESA has called in the defense department, with 100 naval personnel assisting in the Mandurah and Rockingham areas. Another 25 people from South Australia's SES flew in yesterday, while other states have more crews on standby. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Neil Bennett said the winds would be particularly strong on the south coast, but would affect the entire southern half of the state. “It is going to be really nasty down there,” Mr. Bennett said. “Everywhere is going to be hit, but the worst of it is going to be that south coastal area.” Mr. Bennett said destructive winds could last until about 2am (WST). “Overnight we can expect those 125km/h winds and as we've seen this week, that sort of wind is strong enough to start taking the roofs off houses.” Mr. Bennett said the storm, a typical strong winter cold front will contain thunderstorms which will bring wind gusts equally as destructive as Sunday's winds.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 07:48:47 PM »
CURRENT NEWS less than one hour ago: Queensland http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/tropical-low-headed-for-north-queensland/story-fnjbnvyg-1226813509524

Brisbane Times

Qld premier flies into tropical storm path

Weekly Times Now ‎- 52 minutes ago

PREMIER Campbell Newman will fly to Townsville as a massive tropical storm barrels towards the north Queensland city.
 
 AAP  •
 January 30, 2014 2:25PM
PREMIER Campbell Newman will fly to Townsville as a massive tropical storm barrels towards the north Queensland city. 
 
Mr Newman is expected to board a flight to the city on Thursday afternoon, where he'll be briefed on the storm, which could bring dangerous storm tides, heavy rain and storm gusts of up to 120km/h.

"I want to show my solidarity with people of far north Queensland and I want to make sure that the government is getting the right feedback and information about the situation," the premier told reporters in Brisbane.

A cyclone warning remains current for coastal and island communities from Cardwell to St Lawrence.

A tropical low is about 265km northeast of Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has advised.

It is gathering speed, moving at 16km/h towards the coast in a southwest direction and is expected to form a category one cyclone before it makes landfall between Lucinda and Proserpine early on Friday morning.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) says people in the area should be battening down.

Commissioner Lee Johnson said residents, unless told to evacuate, should seek shelter in their homes until the storm has passed.

In the event of an evacuation order, residents should seek shelter with family or friends who lived further inland or on higher ground, he said.

Some flights out of Whitsunday Coast Airport have reportedly been cancelled and a Townsville Airport spokeswoman told AAP some flights may be rescheduled on Thursday afternoon, although the airport remains open.

Passengers are urged to contact their airlines for information about possible disruptions.

Further south, Mackay Regional Council is urging residents to stock on sandbags and has opened three sand bag collection spots in the city.

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RSOE  event was yesterday http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php   

January 29 2014 10:13 AM Storm Surge Australia State of Queensland, Townsville 

[ Date in Queensland Australia Thursday, January 30, 2014 ]
 
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Re: Extreme Weather Australia.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 03:46:14 AM »
More storms for Australia

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Re: Extreme Weather Australia.
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 06:55:49 AM »
There was at least one tornado which touched down in New Zealand the 26th.
I just saw this on the map and copied it. 


http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

RSOE

Event date: 06:35:06 PM 26/02/2014
Event: Tornado
Country: New Zealand
State: South Island
Area: North Canterbury
City:
Short details: A tornado has ripped its way through North Canterbury in New Zealand
as rough weather and lightning caused extensive damage. The Civil Defence has arrived
at the scene to inspect the damages ...
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Re: Extreme Weather Australia.
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 02:31:10 AM »
Hi all,i don't post much these days ,you know there is nothing unusual here in Brisbane at this time ,im up and walking to work at 5am 6 days a week and I look up ,always at the stars looking for something different ,seems to be all normal here atm

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 04:10:41 PM »
hi all ,still nothing to report,mornings looking normal ,all stars where they should be ,anything changes ill speak up

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Re: Extreme Weather Australia.
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 02:42:23 PM »
There have been several extreme weather events in  Australia since the last postings.
Here are some links to use:

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
   
                                                                       http://www.bom.gov.au/

FLOODING                                                        http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/flood/?ref=dropdown 

TROPICAL CYCLONES                                         http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/?ref=dropdown  (None at present.)

TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM                              http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/index.shtml?ref=dropdown

MARINE WEATHER WARNING SYSTEM                 http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/index.shtml?ref=dropdown

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014, 07:11:06 PM »
Hi all,weather here in Brisbane seems to be back to normal ,hot as hell ,G20,underway,more like cop town now ,everyone  has abandoned the city cental ,really enjoyed  Marshalls latest video,things really are hotting up !

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 01:53:35 PM »
Hi all,weather here in Brisbane seems to be back to normal ,hot as hell ,G20,underway,more like cop town now ,everyone  has abandoned the city cental ,really enjoyed  Marshalls latest video,things really are hotting up !
rotorman - it's so good to see you on here!
Thanks for your update.
Yes, lots been going on...
All The Best,
Barb Townsend

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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 02:37:00 AM »
Thanks Barb,if anything changes ill tell u guys no doubt ,straight away,things just seem to be normal here

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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2014, 02:24:41 PM »
Thanks Barb,if anything changes ill tell u guys no doubt ,straight away,things just seem to be normal here

Well, we're glad to hear that.
Are you on the west or east side?

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Re: Extreme Weather Australia.
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 11:15:05 PM »
Brisbane definiatly on the east side Barb Gold Coast just down the road

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2014, 07:12:08 PM »
Brisbane definiatly on the east side Barb Gold Coast just down the road
Thanks.
Oh, I see it is beautiful and sunny and 2 PM there, now.  :)
Barb T.

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Re: Extreme Weather Australia.
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 10:54:48 AM »
Yowbarb Note - Australians: here's a link to the graphic from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center...

http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/nmfc-ph/RSS/jtwc/warnings/sh1815.gif

Also repeating here, info from the Pacific Disaster Center.
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http://www.pdc.org/weather/index.php/2015/03/18/tropical-cyclone-activity-report-pacific-indian-oceans-706/

Tropical Cyclone 18P (Nathan) remains active in the Coral Sea…located approximately 225 NM east-northeast of Cairns, Australia
Tropical cyclone 18P (Nathan) remains active in the Coral Sea, which has now reached the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane [on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale]…eventually making landfall as a potential category 2 hurricane along the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula, northeast Queensland

Here’s a recent NASA satellite image of this storm offshore from the Queensland, Australian coast – and the current Willis Island Radar Loop
This tropical cyclone was located approximately 225 NM east-northeast of Cairns, Australia…crawling westward at a very slow paced 03 mph.

According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), satellite imagery shows that this system has developed a 5 NM pinhole eye, as it continued to consolidate and deepen.

Upper level analysis indicates that TC 18P is located in an area of low 5-10 knot wind shear, and good radial outflow. In addition, sea surface temperatures in the area are conducive for further development.

Going forward, this TC will move out of the current weak steering currents, into a more firmly established westerly track…as it heads towards the coast.

TC 18P intensity will gradually increase as the shear aloft weakens, which should allow strengthening prior to landfall along the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula. As this storm moves across the Peninsula, it’s forecast to weaken, although remain alive as it emerges into the Gulf of Carpenteria.

It’s winds are expected to down shift from the cyclone strength, back into a tropical storm as it moves out into the warm waters of the Gulf. Thereafter, as this westward crossing of the Gulf occurs, Nathan may re-intensify slightly…before making a second landfall along the east coast of Cape Arnhem within 96 hours.

Maximum sustained surface winds, according the JTWC’s warning #16, are 65 knots…with gusts to 80 knots. The JTWC forecast has this system peaking at 85 knots with gusts to near 105 within 24 hours.

Here’s computer model track guidance for 18P – along with a NOAA satellite image of this tropical cyclone 

According to the Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), here’s information on this system -

BOM forecast track for Nathan  http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65001.png?1426693847287

Hazards:

Gales with gusts to 110 km/h currently extend out to approximately 150 kilometers from the center of the cyclone. Gales may develop about coastal and island communities between Cape Melville and Innisfail on Thursday night before possibly extending north to Lockhart River and over adjacent inland areas from the coast, including Palmerville and Laura on Friday.

Destructive winds extend out to about 70 kilometers from the center of the cyclone and may begin to affect coastal and island communities between Cape Melville and Cairns overnight Thursday into early Friday morning (local time), depending on the track the cyclone takes. Maximum wind gusts close to the center are likely to reach 260 kilometers per hour as the cyclone makes landfall.

Coastal residents between Cape Melville and Cairns are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide that could occur as the cyclone crosses the coast. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas, which could also extend some way inland. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore between Cairns and Innisfail. People in these areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbors.

Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, may develop between Cape Melville and Cairns late Thursday and extend inland as the cyclone crosses the coast during Friday.

Recommended Action:

People between Cape Melville and Innisfail should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property using available daylight hours.

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Re: Extreme Weather Australia.
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2016, 07:32:28 PM »
http://www.smh.com.au/act-news/canberra-headed-for-31-degrees-and-hottest-april-day-in-30-years-20160405-gnzcbg


http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-warm-weather-to-extend-well-into-may-as-nation-heats-up-20160426-gofb0x.html

Looks like our warm weather in Oz is here for a bit longer yet! We are almost at the end of Autumn here (one more month to go) and it's still so warm that my grape vine hasn't dropped it's leaves yet, in fact it's sending out new vines and leaves! The humidity has been causing fungal diseases in my plants. Unheard of! Gum trees are in massive blossom at present making hay fever rife! :'(