Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Storm and Tempest

Apparently Melbourne, that is the city where I live, was hit by terrible storms today. The warning went out well in advance, as our building management warned us.



There were areas of flash flooding, leading to road, train and tram disruptions. Trees fell onto to houses, smashing them to smithereens. Thunder rumbled, lightening flashed and hail pelted from the sky yet at the Highrise, while a bit windy we saw none of it apart from some distant lightening and a brief shower.

I could actually see the fronts split apart on the weather radar and avoid us altogether. Pity really. I wouldn't have minded a good downpour.

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  1. I enjoy watching light up in a good storm as long as there is no damage to person or property.

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    1. Well Fun 60, it seems both went together today and I won't make light of people who had property destroyed, but yes, I love good storm too.

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  2. Very high strong winds plus a good downpour ' came here to our house Andrew - not quite the flooding variety like at some places nearby but a decent downpour just the same. Hopefully it's not too wet tomorrow to add some much to the gardens.
    Cathy

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    1. Blog and life meet at times Cathy, and I thought of you. Pleased to know you survived well.

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  3. Divine intervention?

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    1. Not really Victor. We were safely home before any storms may have hit us. As you know, they are great to watch from buildings like ours.

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  4. It would have been pretty impressive to see the storm from up there in your eyrie Andrew, I can see why you feel cheated but I'm sure there will be another along sometime soon :)

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    1. Grace, it is fun watching them approach. You have some knowledge of our weather in advance. I am afraid.

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  5. Andrew, you owners corporation is very friendly and takes care of their residents properly. You live in nice country.

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    1. Gosia, our building is quite well run. Not all are.

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  6. Very nice that you had advance warning. But glad it didn't come to much around you. I'm still like a kid when it comes to storms. I get really excited about the potential and sometimes forget the danger.

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    1. Stay out of the lightening, Mitchell. You must see good storm activity from your position, along with the cyclonic winds, haha.

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  7. I am glad that you escaped lightly. And my heart goes out to those who didn't.
    We were promised lots of rain yesterday. By seven pm we had 0.2 milimetres.
    However, I am going out particularly early this morning (before five) so I expect the skies will open.

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    1. EC, and this morning it became clear why you were up so early. Folks, today is World Suicide Prevention day and EC made a sterling effort out walking early in support of the cause.

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  8. Andrew, Your Owners Corporation is very friendly and well takes care of their inhabitants. I can say your country is very nice for their citizens.

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    1. Gosia, second comment! Yes, generally it is quite good here, but some people fall between the cracks and miss out.

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  9. I was going to say snap! but all we had was the wild winds and some rain. There was probably damage somewhere too.

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    1. River, and Perth copped it a day or so earlier.

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  10. We had nothing here either! A few rumbles of thunder and a sprinkling of rain and that was it. I was surprised to see the pics of hail and flash flooding.

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    1. Me too Fen. It was a weird weather event.

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