Saturday, March 10, 2012

Big surf

The last few weeks saw a very slow storm front moving across the eastern states of Australia.
Dominated by an intense low pressure system, a vast amount of rain fell from northern
Queensland to Victoria.
This map from the Bureau of Meteorology illustrates the situation as the system left the coast.
Along with the rain came wild seas with just under 6 metre swells.
A short vid of the action that pounded the shores is below, though fails to
capture the immensity of those massive waves.

Some flooding was experienced here, though nothing of the order in other areas.
A few pics to give an idea follow.

With one of the wettest, coolest summers on record and a cool Autumn following, it leaves one to wonder if this Winter will be a reflection of that experienced in the Northern Hemisphere this year.

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