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Sydney takes a beating.

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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Hi.

I saw an earlier thread about major storms on the north and south poles. I saw this article and it made me think of that thread. www.smh.com.au...





THE strongest winds to hit Sydney in at least six years have blown boats ashore, torn off rooftops and delayed transport and traffic. Sydney's coastal suburbs were the worst affected as winds tore down a 50 metre by 20 metre roof at Manly's St Paul's Cathedral, forcing the evacuation of more than 700 people at the school. Half of the roof of a nine-storey building in North Sydney was peeled off. Fallen power lines left about 28,000 Sydney homes without power for significant periods, an Energy Australia spokesman said.


So is it related to the storm in the antarctic or is it totally unrelated?




posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 09:51 PM
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It could effect their weather.... I wanted to say good looking out...



www.youtube.com...

I posted this earlier in the N and S pole storms...the storm on both poles....very interesting indeed....



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Cool that was or is interesting to me.

The weather has def. been strange everywhere for the past few months.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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So is it related to the storm in the antarctic or is it totally unrelated?


I'm right in the thick of it here - south of Sydney.
Had the hatches battened down since yesterday morning and just lucky I haven't lost power, unlike some suburbs

I don't think it's especially uncommon weather for our winter.


Issued at 10:49 am EST on Saturday 11 August 2012.
Weather Situation
A deep low pressure trough in the Tasman Sea and a strong high pressure system
near Adelaide are producing strong to gale force south to southwesterly winds
along the NSW coast. As the low moves northeastwards over the Tasman Sea today,
winds along southern parts of the coast will slowly ease.

www.weatherzone.com.au



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Okay - I didn't know how common the storms are.

I did know it was winter......I can only dream.


Stay safe.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:29 PM
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It did come out of nowhere, but its not uncommon.
It was fine all week and when i heard the strength of it something made me think of the storm underneath us.. wondering if it was rare and if this could be causing the storms strength.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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Weird, there was a thread a few days ago predicting a big tsunami hitting Sydney.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:37 AM
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Originally posted by Bodhi7
Weird, there was a thread a few days ago predicting a big tsunami hitting Sydney.

and what has a tsunami got to do with weather?



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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Okay - I didn't know how common the storms are.

I did know it was winter......I can only dream.

Stay safe.


Thank you
It's days like these that make me glad I'm a hermit.


August is a traditionally windy month here. I remember my Mum cursing "those August winds" as a kid.
But it's kinda extreme at the moment.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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i am also in sydney. and let me just assure everyone.....it is completely normal.

every august we get what is known as the "august winds". every year. and i repeat again every year.

there is an old wives theory that if they blow early and blow hard.....we are in for a very hot summer.

well this year they have blown early in the month and blown hard. this along with latest data shows that the la nina weather paterns that have cause the rainy, below average temps of the past two summers have changed into the el nino patterns.

my prediction is that we are indeed in for a very very hot summer. so start getting the cossie ready.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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I hadn't heard that old wives tale before, but it seems right.

I remember vividly last year we got the winds in September ... very late. And it was a pretty mild summer imho.

At least the gusts today aren't so bad - I read that yesterdays got up to around 90km/h. Not nice.



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