Sunday, 19 June 2016

Here comes another one!

"Here comes another one
Here it comes again
Here comes another one
When will it ever end?"


                               ~Monty Python - Here Comes Another One Lyrics







Once again we have another 'rain event' on the way with heavy rains forecast down the east coast of Australia due to another East Coast Low.  Warnings of flash flooding and possible severe storms.  The rain is just starting to move into our area as I write. It is very light at the moment.

Warnings have been issued for Queensland, NSW, and Victoria.





East Coast Lows produce heavy swells and very rough seas that can damage the coast line. What this means for those houses perched precariously on the beachfront in Collaroy is anybody's guess.

I hope everybody stays safe.

8 comments:

  1. Sherri, we just got drizzle this morning but have had periods of heavier rain this afternoon. I should have checked the rain gauge when I was outside during a break in the rain. I just checked Weatherzone and we have had 26.4 mm so far. Stay safe and be glad you don't live near the beach in Collaroy.

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    1. Yes I am sure there are many people holding their breath this evening Chel. I saw all the flash flooding in Brisbane on the news tonight. Our rain eased off for a while but we currently have steady moderate rain falling.

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  2. Yikes! We've had a lot of flooding in Colorado recently, but somehow I think coastal flooding is a whole different animal from the inland variety we get. Still, the changing weather patterns are, well... noteworthy.

    They've been doing a lot of work on the South Platte river - which is where one of my favorite bike paths runs. They're trying to "de-channelize" it to make it more accessible to the public, provide better wildlife habitats, and to help mitigate flooding. The other day there was a fellow looking out at the work crew holding a big architectural drawing, so CatMan and I stopped to chat with him. Turned out he was the guy who did the design work for that section of the river. He showed us a series of cleverly disguised retaining walls, set out at different flood stages - 2 year, 10 year and 100 year. Of course I couldn't resist making the comment that we've seen 100 year floods twice in the past 5 years! He said that it wasn't just my imagination and that there had been a lot of recent meetings with hydrologists trying to adjust city drainage plans and map out what the "new normal" is. I'm not sure if it's climate change panic time or just the "normal" fluctuations, but it is, well... interesting.

    Anyhow, stay safe and dry!

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    1. The drainage in our state capital city Brisbane cannot cope with this type of weather and they have had to deal with their second lot of flash flooding in two weeks. In the area in which I live we had a one in 300 year flooding event several years back. More extreme weather now appears to be the new normal. I watched a BBC documentary on Global Weirding recently. It was really interesting in a sort of 'oh oh, that's not good' sense.

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  3. Really really wet here on the Sunshine Coast tonight Sherri...hope my new seedlings don't drown. People out west are saying on the news that they have never seen rain like it at this time of year. There are many not so normal events happening everywhere. It seems Climate Change may be stepping up a notch or two.

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    1. I hope your seedlings manage to see this through. I was watching the people from out west on the news tonight, some of them looked a little gobsmacked due to all the rain. And yes weather events that were once unusual and random now seem to be more frequent and severe. I have already mentioned the BBC documentary on Global Weirding, and I will add that it had a very interesting segment on hurricanes, and how they are formed and why they are becoming stronger and more devastating.

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  4. Our place has turned into a big pond.

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    1. I hope you are all okay. The chooks must be a bit shocked by the change. We had more rain through the night but it has all passed now.

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