Monthly Archives: September 2009

Dry weather continues over NSW and QLD

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Not much to report in the rainfall stakes for Northeast NSW of late, and it's much the same story for most of NSW and Queensland. Just 15mm here for September with less than 1mm the previous month and a dry July too. A big turn-around from 1350mm in the first half of the year.

The dust storm last week was pretty amazing and to get a second dose just 3 days later was extraordinary. The second storm hit NE NSW from mid afternoon Saturday 26th Sep and persisted the following day.

Hoping the patterns will change and some rain comes soon. Will be buying water for the household tanks again next week - seems such a waste of money after so much rain earlier in the year.

Sydney Dust storm – Incredible massive dust storm covers Eastern Australia

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What an incredible sight to awaken to a thick dust storm across Sydney - infact the whole of NSW, the ACT and Qld. It created a mess right across the Sydney suburbs and also caused disruptions to the airport.

Dust storm - dust piling on window frame of the car

The drought across NSW has deepened and this is a result of a strong upper level system that produced gale force winds with an associated wind shift. The wind shear was sufficient to lift dust which persisted for an extraordinary distance.

A more detailed discussion can be found in the duststorm topic.


Dust storm Sydney23rd September 2009