Wild weather continues

johnboy 6 July 2011 1

The tree branches are lashing around, the skies are grey, and the ESA’s been busy:

2:25pm Wednesday 6 July 2011 – Update nine-105 calls for help following windy and wet weather The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) volunteers and ACT Fire Brigade have received a total of 105 calls for help since 6am yesterday following windy and wet weather.

Apparently the worst hit areas are Harrison, Palmerston, Torrens, Theodore and Wanniassa.

The Bureau’s had this to say:

A deep low pressure system over the Southern Tasman Sea has moved east towards New Zealand overnight resulting in the westerly airflow easing over NSW though strong to locally gale force winds are expected to continue today. A second system, a strong cold front will cross eastern NSW early Thursday morning. Damaging gale force winds are expected to become more general over the warning area this evening and early Thursday.

Blizzard conditions are forecast for Alpine parts of the Australian Capital Territory and Snowy Mountains forecast districts.

Also Tidbinbilla has been closed due to fallen branches and these campgrounds are out of commission:

• Blue Range Campsite and Hut
• Honeysuckle Campground
• Mt Clear Campground
• Old Kowen Homestead Campsite
• Orroral Campgroun


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honeybee honeybee 4:32 pm 06 Jul 11

Yep, it sure looks filthy out there!

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