Category Archives: drought

Extended period of little or no precipitation

Severe Storms, Hail, Wind and Dust Parkes to Orange 13th December 2018

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Chased up to Parkes and then gradually got chased back. Overtook the line going through Orange at Bathurst . Got until hail 3 times but nothing sizeable. The rain though was very intense - dangerous conditions both in visibility and hydroplaning potential. And of course an intense mricoburst hit west of Orange near Molong and this put down a branch in front of my vehicle! It blocked the road but I was just able to go around it! Interestingly I had taken the precaution of looking for branches going given the strength of the winds and the tree lined road at that point. I was only about 200 metres within the tree region!






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Effects of Storms

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Effects of Storms

Effects of Storms can be anything from the change in temperature to the damage in some cases - extreme destruction. Storms can impact people and property in many ways. Generally, the more severe the storms, the more the impact.

The media often report on stories such a Tropical Cyclone Yasi and Debbie and the impact of other storms such as trees through houses. Of course, a lot depends on the climate of the region.
In Europe and the North America, the effect of storms and weather can be from snow or ice! Snow can cause major disruptions to transports including roads and airport due to accidents or closures. Electricity supply failures can also occur

Approaching storms can also raise dust reducing visibility and eroding good top soil from agricultrual land.
Furthermore, Australia is a country prone to major bushfires which can destroy property, cause loss of livestock and also take lives..


Australia is a land of extremes and with droughts comes the floods. Major losses occur to property in terms of insurance values and loss of items runs into the tens of millions. This flood in Lismore certainly illustrates the impacts on the local community. Roads were also damaged in more recent floods: the dangers are certainly evident!

Some of the most intense efects of storms damage images come from tornadoes. Tornadoes can cause vehicles and even house to be relocated with even whole communities being destroyed. Greensburg suffered from its fate on the evening of the 4th May 2007. A 2.7km wide major tornado made a direct hit on the country township obliterating anything in its path!

Rain Event likely 16th December 2016

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Rain event 16th December 2016

Rain Event 16th December 2016

After an extended dry period with very little rainfall throughout the past few months, there is hope for some good soaking rainfall across parts of NSW and SW Queensland as a rain event develops. It seems a northwest cloud band is with in-feed of moisture along a change should provide the focus for storms and rainfall across the inland extending to the coast.

After an extended dry period with very little rainfall throughout the past few months, there is hope for some good soaking rainfall across parts of NSW and SW Queensland. It seems a northwest cloud band is with in-feed of moisture along a change should provide the focus for storms and rainfall across the inland extending to the coast.

Rainfall amounts should be in the vicinity of 20 to 30mm across parts of the region including Sydney and the Central Coast with cooler conditions after such excessive above average heat. Great weather for the garden.

Rain event 16th December 2016

Rain event 16th December 2016

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