Extremes Beget Extremes – Drenching Rains Drown Australia

February 10, 2020

SBS (Australian news):

NSW’s coast has copped “extraordinarily” high amounts of rainfall with Sydney recording its heaviest drenching in up to three decades  – but the deluge is not yet over, with forecasters warning there’s more to come.

The rain was coupled with strong, gale force winds which battered the east coast since Wednesday resulting in fallen trees and powerful waves.

NSW Bureau of Meteorology acting manager Jane Golding said the weather and its impact across the state imitated an east coast low.

“Over the last week we have seen some extraordinarily high rainfall all along the NSW coast,” she told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

Some areas copped up to 700mm (27.5 inches) of rainfall since Wednesday including Robertson in the Southern Highlands, which saw 698mm of rain – 500mm of which across the weekend alone.

Pottsville in the northern rivers region was battered with close to 605mm of rain, while the central tablelands copped 631mm since Wednesday.

8 Responses to “Extremes Beget Extremes – Drenching Rains Drown Australia”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

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  2. Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

    The gods have a really warped sense of humor.
    Extreme weather predicted, extreme weather here.

  3. disdaniel8 Says:

    “Drenching Rains Drown Australa”

    It is so wet, they are losing their “i”s…

  4. Roger Walker Says:

    Ooh, my ears heart! Go straight to 7:00 to hear quite the ugliest accent I’ve ever come across. Even the New Zealand cricket commentators can’t match this guy. His mixture of Irish and Australian accents is truly excruciating!

    • Earl Mardle Says:

      Lay off the Kiwi cricket commentators, they do an excellent job of keeping the story going while our team fails, yet again, to play any actual cricket.

      Meanwhile, the Aussies CAN play cricket, which helps distract them from actual thinking about the state of their landscapes.

      What’s the bet that Morrison now declares that the emergency is over, everything is back to “normal” and regular programming, mining, water wasting, land clearing and BBQ’s can resume at full speed?

    • dumboldguy Says:

      That accent isn’t that bad—-I’ve heard way worse from Aussies living here in the U.S.

      It’s good that the fires are finally out, but the torrential rains and the flooding, and the erosion have just begun—-same for the southern and mid-western U.S.

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