Skip to comments.Snow, wind and rain whip eastern Australia
Posted on 10/15/2010 6:37:24 PM PDT by BlackVeil
Snow, floods and gale-force winds have swept across eastern Australia overnight, transforming parts of New South Wales and Victoria into springtime winter wonderlands.
More than 200 people have been forced to flee their homes in southern New South Wales, where a creek burst its banks and homes were flooded.
In Queensland, strong winds have caused havoc on roads and in Victoria snow has blanketed parts of the state and flood warnings are in place.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued flood warnings for all three states.
The bureau's Simon Allen says the overnight extremes are unusual.
"The weather this time of year can be quite variable, however it was a strong cold front that moved through yesterday and overnight," he said.
"We did get snow down to very low levels, which certainly can happen, but it's probably fairly late in the year, but it was a very strong cold front."
Mr Allen says the conditions are expected to ease in the coming days.
Very cold weather for this time of year. It is supposed to be spring. They keep telling us, however, that the “long term trend” is of rising temperatures.
Must be that Global Warming thing. ;-)
It will be a cold, freezing day in Australia when the Republicans take back the Senate.
Oh, it snowed there today.
Qld - Sat 08:20 EST Flood Warning for the Condamine and Balonne Rivers
Qld - Sat 05:25 EST Sheep Graziers Warning for the Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Charleville is a town in south western Queensland, Australia, 758 kilometres by road west of Brisbane (the Queensland capital).
Oh come you guys,
when it’s dry you complain.
When you have rain, you complain.
Plague of rabbits, yep complaint.
Just be happy!/S
Ya, and when the Bronco’s loose, yep, we complain!! LOL
Yeah ... in the southern hemisphere, it is all upsidedown.
To us in the Northern Hemisphere, that would mean rightsideup. LOL! just funnin.
15C-25C, that’s fairly mild. Add 32 to that, the freeezing point of water,0-C and you have the Fahrenheit temperature- 47-58. Does it get below freezing where your at and would that be unusual ?
It sometimes gets close to freezing, like 4C ... in aviation we’ve been dealing with centigrade rather than Fahrenheit for a while ...I have no problems with C vs F ....if it gets below freezing yes, it would be a bit unusual ....
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