AWN Image of Stormclouds brewing South of Sydney just after 6pm

Incredible East Coast Low Conditions in Sydney

Posted Tuesday 14th of October 2014

A powerful east coast low in affecting Sydney and surrounds tonight. Winds in excess of 100km/h are affecting areas with vast swathes of maxed out doppler winds speeds visible on radar. There are observations of wind gusts up to 130km/h at the Wattamolla Automatic Weather Station. Other stations have recorded 115km/h. Dozens of flights have…

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AWN Sunshine Beach Camera showing a dark cloud base hanging

Coastal Storm on the Sunshine Coast

Posted Tuesday 14th of October 2014

The same trough that produced storms all weekend in central western QLD has performed again! This afternoon just after lunch time a storm developed on the coast north of Caloundra.   The storm produced an impressive gust front and also a waterspout of Caloundra! The heaviest rainfall was in a narrow path between Maleny and…

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BSCH Storm Probabilities - Monday 13th of October 2014

Possible Storms in Brisbane – Trough and Cold Front Moving Through

Posted Monday 13th of October 2014

Update: So not much ultimately happened on the coast and in Brisbane. The forecast models had suggested capping and lower instability on the coast would result in less storm activity there and that’s what seemed to occur. Some great lightning producing cells did occur inland on the Darling Downs however. This same system also produced major…

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Patchy Mid Level Cloud hugs the coast in this MODIS Image from today

Central Western QLD Storm Outbreak

Updated Monday 13th of October 2014

This weekend forecasts are indicating their may be a significant storm outbreak in Central Western QLD. These storms are expected to form in association with a low pressure trough in the region. At this stage forecasts indicate the greatest number of severe storms are likely to be in the Central West, west of Roma, however…

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