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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:04 am

Snow in Meiena yesterday.
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Postby silvercloud » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:29 pm

Oh nice. I wanna see snow again.

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Postby @weather_wa » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:12 pm

Rain soaks northern Tasmania:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/rain ... ania/21995

Drew Casper-Richardson, Saturday June 30, 2012

A slow-moving low pressure system has delivered the highest June rainfalls in two years to parts of northern Tasmania with more on the way over the weekend.

There were widespread falls of over 30mm to 9am on Friday across the north of the state, prompting the issuing of a Flood Watch for the Central North and Northeast rivers. The highest total was recorded was at Cradle Valley where 69mm fell. Places such as Frankford (42mm) and waratah (35mm) had their highest June totals since 2010.

It was much drier in the south with falls of only a few millimetres, including the suburbs of Hobart.

The weekend will be a wet one with more to come on Saturday as the low moves through Bass Strait. Those in the north will cop most of it once again with falls of up to 30mm. Sunday won't be as wet with the low weakening and moving away, however falls of up to 10-15mm can still be expected.

Looking further ahead, the start of next week will be drier for the north but those in the south can expect showers for much of the working week.

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Postby @weather_wa » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:18 pm

Wind gust warning:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/wind ... ning/22370

Wednesday September 5, 2012

Wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour have been forecast for parts of Tasmania.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in the north-east, midlands and east coast regions.

Forecaster David James says an intense low is approaching Tasmania.

"Gusts of 100 kilometres an hour have the capacity to take some tree branches out or bring down power lines and blow loose things around and so we do start to see some impacts when the winds do get that strong," he said.

Oliver breeze from the State Emergency Service says people need to take precautions.

"We're urging all members of the public to take care and do those preparations; batten down the hatches, ensure that all loose items are secured and just prepare for strong north-westerly fronts coming through," he said.

"Just ensure that if they do need the SES, they contact us on the national 132 500 number for any requirements of assistance.

"We have our crews on standby and happy to assist."

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Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:56 pm

Mammatus (cloud boobs) seen with that system approaching.
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They were short lived.

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Postby @weather_wa » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:Mammatus (cloud boobs) seen with that system approaching.
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They were short lived.


That's the photo I took yesterday and posted in the storm thread! Where did you find that posted Fu? Image

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Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:20 am

Was it? Shit I posted the wrong one.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:24 am

This is the Tassie one:
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Postby @weather_wa » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:57 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:Was it? Shit I posted the wrong one.


Yeah, I thought you might have posted the wrong mammatus cloud pic after taking a look on twitter. Image

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Postby @weather_wa » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:30 pm

Crews clean up after wild weather:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/crew ... ther/22382

Thursday September 6, 2012

Authorities in Tasmania's north-west are cleaning up after severe winds damaged trees and power lines.

Wind gusts in Devonport reached 89 kilometres per hour, bringing down several trees.

Aurora crews were called out to repair power lines in Devonport.

Matthew Atkins from the Devonport City Council says the worst hit areas have been cleaned up.

"Council had a number of crews out through the night working with Aurora clearing the road and making it safe," he said.

"Fortunately there wasn't any significant property damage but there was a lot of trees uprooted."

Wind gusts reached 128 kph per hour at Cape Grimm, 83 kph in Launceston and 78 kph at Wynyard and Sheffield.

Mt Victoria has received 46 millimetres of rain since yesterday morning, with most of that falling overnight.

Liawenee received 44 millimetres and Deloraine recorded 36 millimetres.

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Postby @weather_wa » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:00 pm

Storm damage:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/storm-damage/22393

Saturday September 8, 2012

Two homes in northern Tasmania have lost their roofs in strong winds.

Police and the State Emergency Service were called out to a house in Riana about 4:30am when the occupants called to say part of their roof was unattached and about to blow off.

A few minutes later authorities received a call from a home in Preston, reporting the roof had come off.

No-one was injured and the SES helped secure both houses.

The SES's Wayne Richards said in another incident at Wynyard, a woman was trapped in her car when a tree fell across a road.

"The winds have been still quite severe but they haven't created the damage that we were expecting and haven't involved heavy rainfall at the same time," Mr Richards said.

"The winds have eased off to some degree but that's not to say it won't pick up again later.

"Everyone should continue to listen to the weather updates."

In the south, the road from the Springs to the summit of Mt Wellington has been closed due to snow and ice.

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Postby @weather_wa » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:57 pm

Hobart's windy week peaks:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/hoba ... eaks/22396

Willemien Phelan, Sunday September 9, 2012

Damaging winds continue across Tasmania, with howling winds relentlessly battering the state.

A severe weather warning for damaging winds is current across the state, warning residents that the winds will strengthen during Sunday afternoon.

It follows on from a windy week, most notable is the length of this windy spell.

Hobart has recorded winds in excess of 65km/h each day since last Tuesday. Winds peaked at 107km/h on Saturday afternoon, making it the windiest day in a year.

These damaging winds have caused widespread damage across the state, tugging at roofs and bringing down powerlines and trees.

Elevated locations were seeing the strongest wind gusts throughout this period with Mt Wellington recording 130km/h on Saturday.

The strong winds have been caused by strong cold fronts crossing the state. Adding to the winter-like feel has been heavy rainfall and colder than average daytime temperatures.

For Monday the winds are expected to ease for a day or two before the next front causes winds to increase again on Wednesday morning.

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Postby @weather_wa » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:17 pm

Rain and cloud blankets Tasmania:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/rain ... ania/22451

Rob Sharpe, Friday September 21, 2012

Tasmania has been shrouded by cloud and rain since Thursday with gloomy skies remaining for Hobart's weekend.

On Thursday cloud and rain gradually enveloped Tasmania through the day, beginning in the north, where the heaviest rain fell. Devonport had consistent rain through the night with 24mm recorded to 9am on Friday. This is the town's largest rainfall total since March.

In Hobart 10mm fell during the night, with another 4mm by lunch time on Friday. Nearby Mt Wellington had 25mm. This widespread rain is due to a low pressure system that has been passing over Tasmania since last night.

The temperature has only warmed two degrees by 1:30pm today in Hobart from the overnight minimum of 11 degrees due to the thick blanket of cloud.

Cloud is expected to linger over Hobart across the weekend with further showers today, light drizzle on Saturday and rain on Sunday. The fresh burst of rain on Sunday will be due to a cold front and associated low pressure system, leading to a colder start to the working week. There will barely be any breaks in the cloud making for a dismal weekend of weather.

Tasmania as a whole will be mostly sunny on Saturday as a weak ridge briefly clears skies from the west ahead of the low and front. This front will bring widespread rain from Sunday.

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Postby @weather_wa » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:53 pm

Wild weather hits Tasmania:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/wild ... ania/22582

Saturday September 29, 2012

Emergency services are on alert with wild weather expected to hit Tasmania.

The weather bureau has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds, with gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour expected in all major population centres.

Hail, thunderstorms and snow are also forecast, mainly in the west and south.

Senior forecaster Tim Bolden says there is a low pressure system south of Tasmania

"We are in a very cold air mass so we are looking at snow getting down to around the 400 metre level," he said.

"We are expecting some hail obviously about the west and south and if you're above the 400 metre level you will see those showers come through with hail." He says high winds are predicted.

"Further south on Bruny Island and South Arm, I would imagine getting up to 110 kilometres an hour and also up on the Tasman Peninsula getting up to 110 kilometres an hour," he said.

The weather bureau says Cape Grim has already recorded a gust of 117 kilometres an hour and Flinders Island has recorded winds of 91 kilometres an hour.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police are advising people to secure loose items and to stay clear of fallen power lines.

In Hobart, the Salamanca markets have been closed early as a precaution.

The Hobart City Council says it will partly reimburse stall holders.

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Postby @weather_wa » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:15 pm

Storm-force winds buffet southern Tasmania:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... ania/22609

Thursday October 4, 2012

Storm-force winds have caused havoc across southern Tasmania.

Gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour brought down powerlines, sparking several fires.

Both Virgin and Qantas had to divert flights back to Melbourne, with one plane aborting a landing in Hobart.

A Virgin spokesman says 280 passengers were affected and the airline would use a larger plane to clear the backlog.

Both airlines have resumed flights.

The Tasmanian Fire Service says the fires are now under control.

At one stage there were 18 power pole or vegetation fires burning across the state.

State operations officer John Holloway says it is a timely reminder for homeowners to prepare for the bushfire season.

"We have had a few fires, first ones for the year really, for the season," he said.

"It's a good reminder that bushfire season is coming up quick and people need to get their homes prepared now rather than later."

Power out

Strong winds continued across the state's south into the late afternoon, hampering efforts to restore power to 9,000 customers.

The affected areas include the Tasman Peninsula, the Derwent and Huon valleys and the Channel area.

Aurora Energy's Lorri Clarke says safety is a priority.



"All available crews are working very hard. They have been hampered by strong winds and their safety is the number one priority for us," she said.

"So they're working as hard as they can at the moment."

Aurora is unable to say when power will be restored, and expects some customers will be without power overnight.

The strong winds were caused by a deep low to the south of Tasmania and a front crossing the state.

More than 50 calls for assistance were made to the SES, from areas stretching the greater Hobart area to New Norfolk and the Huon Valley.

Spokesman Mark Nelson says residential properties have borne the brunt of the damage.

Boats broke from moorings at Snug, and a boat ran aground at Triabunna.



"We do have some roofs off, there are a few windows blown in, some trees down causing some damage, sheds have been displaced and glass houses blown over," he said.

"With high winds there's a lot of loose, flapping roofs, they're the majority of the jobs."

The SES advised people to stay inside while the winds continued.



Boyer Road at New Norfolk and Nicholls Rivulet Road near Oyster Cove were closed due to fallen trees and powerlines.

The eastbound lane of the Bowen Bridge was also affected.

Motorcyclists were urged to avoid using the Sorell causeway.

The Bruny Island passenger ferry was unable to dock for the first time in two decades.

More than 50 commuters were stranded on board when the ferry's master aborted berthing at the island for more than an hour.

The ferry has resumed its schedule.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:27 pm

One of our followers on twitter did a storm run today. Not a chase but a run. Trying to get away from it.
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Postby silvercloud » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:46 am

Awesome shot!

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:16 pm

Peter Daarder wrote:
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Postby Fu Manchu » Wed May 01, 2013 4:08 pm

Peter Daalder has taken this ripper photo.
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Postby SimonB » Wed May 01, 2013 5:50 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:Peter Daalder has taken this ripper photo.

Indeed, very good...
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