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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby Pete » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:49 pm

Check out the Macedon cell. :shock: Possible rotation there.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:10 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:Should be able to
Pull the radar loop up on Oscilmet.com


Melbourne Doppler Radar Over The Last 24 Hours:

http://www.oscilmet.com.au/?page=loops. ... 1324800240

Melbourne Radar Loop Over The Last 24 Hours:

http://www.oscilmet.com.au/?page=loops. ... 1324800240

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby Pete » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:12 pm

From 3AW's twitter. Thanks for the heads up from other AWF members.
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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby brayden » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:42 pm

Getting a thundery shower here atm
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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:12 am

From Alex Z, Chief Met Guy at WZ.

Reports of tornadoes at Fiskville, Melton, Tullamarine, Epping/Thomastown yesterday. WDSS radar estimates of hail size peaked at 10 -15cm.


Qantas engineering reported the storms caused 747 planes to move 5m and a DC3 was picked up and dropped 20m away and significantly damaged.


Baggage trolley was dumped 1km away in the paddock while another trolley landed on the freeway outside the aerodrome.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:40 am

Got these from WIN News' Matt Tinney.
Can anyone offer some ideas on this series of shots sent in to them?Image
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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:49 am

Pete or Brayden, I can't access Aus Weather Forum from phone. Could someone post a link to my previous post in their thread on the storms.
Seeking their opinion on those photos. Even get them up there if not already.
They are in sequence.

Not sure of who took them but they have captured some great storm features regardless. Great seeing more people taking an interest.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:51 am

I think the lowering they have focused on was not the area that would have produced the tornado.
If anywhere it would have been to the right of the last shot. From that section in the first shot. Maybe.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:45 pm

Melbourne mops up after wild Christmas storms:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... orms/19741

Emergency services are spending the day fixing thousands of damaged buildings across Melbourne after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes battered the city yesterday.

Flash flooding and hailstones - some the size of cricket balls - have damaged buildings and cars as the storms swept through Melbourne and country Victoria.

Two tornadoes also wreaked havoc in Melbourne's outer-west.

One of the tornadoes, in Fiskville, north-west of Melbourne, was powerful enough to upend cars.

It is believed another tornado also struck Melton, in north-west Victoria, which was one of the worst-hit areas.

Northern Melbourne suburbs of Eltham, Broadmeadows and Keilor were among the worst suburbs hit, with the SES deploying extra resources today to clean up those areas.

The highest rainfall total was recorded in Greensborough, also in the city's north, where 92 millimetres fell.

Melbourne resident Dominique Divalentino says his car was destroyed by the hail.

"Suddenly tennis ball-sized hailstones came crashing down, like meteorites, just came slamming through the car," he told ABC News 24.

"It just destroyed the whole car."


Another Melbourne resident described the hail as like "shotguns".

"I've never heard anything like that in my life before. Like shotguns going off from everywhere - millions of them," he said.

Lola Johnson, who also lives in Melbourne, told ABC News 24 part of her roof collapsed.



"I just thought I was in Cyclone Tracy. Years ago - I can remember that," she said.

Some crew members in today's Sydney to Hobart yacht race have been stranded in Melbourne because the severe thunderstorms stopped planes leaving the airport yesterday.

Crews from Calm, Scarlett Runner, Living Doll and Chutzpah were stuck at Melbourne Airport last night and many are now driving to Sydney or trying to get early morning flights to make it in time for the 1:00pm AEST start.

Were you affected by the wild weather in Melbourne?

State Emergency Service spokesman Lachlan Quick says many volunteers have had their Christmas break interrupted because of the storm.

"We've seen widespread damage including smashed skylights, smashed windows, lots of damage to roofs forcing rainfall through," he said.

"We've had reports of lots of vehicles with front and back vehicles smashed."

Mr Quick says Melbourne Airport was also affected.

"We know the major storm set over Melbourne Airport for some time," he said.

Airlines will begin to clear a backlog of delayed flights today.

Emergency services received almost 3,000 calls for help.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby Pete » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:04 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:Pete or Brayden, I can't access Aus Weather Forum from phone. Could someone post a link to my previous post in their thread on the storms.
Seeking their opinion on those photos. Even get them up there if not already.
They are in sequence.

Not sure of who took them but they have captured some great storm features regardless. Great seeing more people taking an interest.


Fu Manchu wrote:I think the lowering they have focused on was not the area that would have produced the tornado.
If anywhere it would have been to the right of the last shot. From that section in the first shot. Maybe.


Yeah, I put the links on the AWF, but they reckoned there was nothing there out of the ordinary, its just an impressive shelf cloud imo. Hard to say if its actual lowering present there or just scud.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:35 pm

Pete, thanks mate :) I'll let Matt Know :)

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:15 am

@reedtimmerTVN Photo of the supercell 180kms nth of Melbourne Xmas day.. Melbourne was hit hard! http://t.co/LuFPsO4s

Via Nigel D Parsons.
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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:53 pm

Melbourne storm damage to cost 'tens of millions':

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... ions/19760

Tuesday December 27, 2011

Insurance companies are recalling staff from holidays to cope with the volume of calls from policyholders affected by severe storms that hit Melbourne on Christmas Day.

Thousands of homes, mainly in Melbourne's north, were damaged when storms swept across the city.

The Insurance Council of Australia says companies already have received 5,000 calls and are expecting several thousand more.

Some residents have been told they will have to wait on the phone for several hours to speak to claims staff.

ICA spokesman Campbell Fuller says insurance companies are doing the best they can to respond to the demand.

"What we suggest is if your enquiry is not urgent, if it is for instance minor damage to your car, perhaps hold off for a couple of days and let those people with urgent claims get through," Mr Fuller said.

Mr Fuller says the industry expects up to 10,000 claims to be made, with the damage bill likely to run into the tens of millions of dollars.

He expects calls to insurers will continue in the coming weeks as people return from holidays to find their homes damaged.


But some Victorians may not be covered if insurers decide that damage was caused by floodwaters.

Lawyer Michael Bates says most people would be covered for hail and storm damage, but some may not be covered for flood damage.

"Where there is a build-up of this so-called storm water that perhaps comes from drains or comes from other places, that can be - as far as insurance insurance companies are concerned - defined as a flood, and that is where they will seek to reject claims," Mr Bates said.

Mr Bates says anyone whose claim is rejected should ask for it to be reviewed.

"Just because an insurance company makes a decision doesn't mean they got it right," he said.

"The first step would be to ask the insurance company to review the decision on the basis it was stormwater that caused the event and not a flood, if that is what they think was the cause of the damage.

"And if the claim is then rejected they can look to go to the Financial Ombudsman Service."

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby Storm Wolf » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:44 pm

No mention of a 'mini-tornado' this time!
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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:40 pm

Oh very good :)
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Rachael Anne wrote: @cycloneupdate here's a pic of the storm in south Brisbane at the moment. Massive thunder clouds is an understatement. http://t.co/d6Q8angS

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:10 pm

Melbourne facing hottest start to year in a century:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... tury/19780

Wednesday December 28, 2011

Melbourne is looking at a hot start to 2012, potentially the hottest start to a year in more than a century, according to weatherzone.com.au.

If the city reaches 36 degrees on the first two days of 2012, as the current forecasts suggests, it will be the hottest start to a year since 1900. That year began with 40.4 and 40.7 degrees, the hottest first-two-days on record.

The last time Melbourne reached 35 degrees in the first two days of the year was in 1943, when it reached 35.3 and 35.1 degrees.

"Northerly winds will develop on New Years Eve, taking the temperature to the low-30s before a sea breeze develops. It should then cool to about 22 degrees by midnight under mostly clear skies, quite comfortable for those counting down to 2012. On New Years Day and the following day, northerlies will pick and draw in more heat from the interior and bump the temperature to the mid-30s," Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said.

"Mid-30s-heat may even persist into Tuesday, the third day of the year before a cooler change arrives. It's unusual to get three consecutive days in the mid 30s this early in summer - you could call it a once-in-a-decade event," Dutschke said.

Melbourne's new-year-heat is travelling from northwest WA, where record-breaking temperatures have occurred. Last Wednesday it reached 49.4 degrees in Roebourne, the hottest December day on record for WA.

"We're not likely to get to the high 40s in southeastern Australia, but low-to-mid 40s is on the cards for the interior of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia during the next week," Dutschke said.

Residents are advised to keep alcohol to a minimum, drink plenty of water and spend as much time in the shade as possible.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:55 pm

Adelaide achieves hottest New Years Day in 112 years:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/adel ... ears/19833

Brett Dutschke, Sunday January 1, 2012.

At 12:58pm today, Adelaide hit 41 degrees, making it their hottest New Years Day in 112 years.

This makes it hotter than New Years Day in 2008, when it reached 39.9, but is short of the record of 43.1, set in 1900.

Adelaide's 41 degrees is 13 above the average for this time of year, but short of the January record of 46.1 degrees set in 1939 on the 12th day of the month.

The nearby areas north and east of Adelaide have also gone past 40 degrees today. Roseworthy, Pallama, Keith and Port Augusta all exceeded 42 degrees.

Much further north and west in SA it has been even hotter. By 1:30pm, Ceduna had become the state's hottest, reaching 45.6 degrees, 17 above the January average and their hottest New Years Day in at least 70 years. Ceduna's January record still stands at 47.9 degrees, in 1990 on the second day of the month.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:00 pm

New Years Day hot spot not as hot as previous years:

Brett Dutschke, Sunday January 1, 2012.

Whilst parts of South Australia and Victoria are having their hottest New Years Day in four years, it is Australia's coolest in two years.

This year's hot spot is in Ceduna, SA, where it reached 45.6 degrees at 1:34pm, making it the country's coolest New Years Day since 2009.

On the 1st of January 2009, the country's hot spot was 44.6 degrees, at Morowa airport in Western Australia.

The New Years Day hot spot this year is significantly lower than that of last year and 2010. In 2011 the hot spot was 47.6 degrees, in Gascoyne Junction. In 2010 it reached 49.2 degrees in Onslow, WA, which equalled the record as the nation's hottest place on a New Years Day. Oodnadatta also reached 49.2 on a New Years Day, in 1960.

The year 2012 has started hotter than the last four years in many South Australian and Victorian centres, including Melbourne, where it reached 34 degrees.

Adelaide reached 41.0 degrees at 12:58pm, making it their hottest New Years Day in 112 years. This beats 2008's 39.9 degrees, but is well short of the record of 43.1, set in 1900.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:10 pm

Adelaide sweats through hottest night in three years:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/adel ... ears/19842

Brett Dutschke, Monday January 2, 2012.

Many Adelaideans had sleeping difficulties last night with the temperature hovering in the 30s almost all night, the hottest night in three years.

The temperature was still 33.4 degrees at midnight and stayed above 30 before only briefly dipping below 30 at about 4:30am. If anyone had intentions of sleeping in, to make up for a late New Years Eve, they may have had some difficulty. The temperature rose to 35 degrees at 9am.

The overnight minimum of 29.2 degrees made it the highest minimum temperature since January 2009, when the overnight low was 33.9 degrees. Effectively, it was the hottest night in three years.

Today is heating up steadily as northerly winds develop, with the city reaching 37 degrees at 10am and heading for 40 degrees, which is 11 above the January average. At 10am, both Parafield and Elizabeth had reached 38 degrees and Roseworthy 39, well on the way to 40.

If Adelaide hits 40 it will be the second 40-degree day in a row. Yesterday peaked at 41.6 degrees, late in the afternoon, making it the hottest New Years Day in 112 years.

Tonight should not be as warm as last night but there will be a bit more humidity, due to a weak southwesterly change arriving later today. Tomorrow will heat up to the mid 30s again before a stronger cooler change arrives late in the day. From Wednesday, the city and much of SA will have cooled by 10 to 15 degrees.

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Re: Eastern Australian Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Hunter awakes to intense storms:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/hunt ... orms/20009

Ben Domensino, Saturday January 14, 2012.

Those living in Norah Head awoke to their heaviest January rain in 16 years today as intense thunderstorms flared up along the NSW Central Coast.

This morning's storms, which resulted from an area of converging winds within a region of atmospheric instability, developed near Gosford at around 3am. At 6am, heavy rain and lightning had spread from Gosford to Newcastle and by 9am the storms had moved off the coast.

The heaviest rain was recorded in Wyong, where 74mm fell before 9am. Norah Head managed to record their wettest January day since 1996 with 49mm, including a burst of 9mm in just 10 minutes. Gosford saw almost one third of their usual January rainfall, with a total of 41mm, of which 31mm fell in only half an hour.

Further south, the Sydney Basin only received isolated showers. Cronulla gained 12mm and Manly 5mm, with most areas picking up less than 5mm.

Thunderstorm activity will continue in northeastern NSW today as moist winds feed into a trough of low pressure. Widespread rainfall totals of 10-15mm are expected through the Northern Tableland and Mid North Coast, with isolated falls in excess of 30mm a good chance. These storms may become severe, so be sure to check the latest warnings at http://www.weatherzone.com.au.

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