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the june 2012 swell.

Months of heavy rain over the last six months, he says, all over the eastern Qld and NSW border. More on the monsoonal belt further north, and all being sucked down by the long low pressure fronts stretched down the eastern quarter of Queensland, the ones that don’t ever go away. Three inches rainfall a day in the hills. Ten consecutive days of heavy rain.

Then about a month ago there was a three week period of fine weather over the same border area. Long warm days. Wet morning grass. Wet air. Wet air sucked up out of the ground and cooked up a little bit every day for about 15 days. Millions of acres of it held up there.

Clear air turbulence.

Then the low weather front re-appeared and eased all the wet warm air down its spine, south, where it reached the NSW Vic border and the cooler air over the mountains. There it curled back around itself clockwise-like and sucked up some cold air.

The mixture.

The sky would have told it.

Then the result spilled off the land and over the sea – and here it comes.

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  1. Was just thinking of the great storm of 74 that did so much damage to the coastline, wonder if I will ever see another cracker like that.

    June 5, 2012
  2. Red Ted #

    Was also thinking the same, one wave from Bronte cemetry to Ben Buckler, fishing boats smashed at Thompsons Bay and Ben Buckler and surfing Bare Island with Astro Boy, the Count and Gary Bostok when the swell dropped.

    June 6, 2012
  3. tex #

    this all fits nicely to my idea of living by the weather …………..tide, wind, pressure systems.

    nicely explained pete . more to curl down the coast from up north next week

    the 20000 sqm are sitting nicely with you aren’t they .

    cheers
    tex

    June 7, 2012
  4. you taught me all I know texacious – even though you have a nn sticker on your car

    June 8, 2012

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