Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wet 'N' Wild

Thursday 23rd August, 2012

This morning we woke to pelting rain and 'hurricane' like wind.  I felt so sorry for Tony having to go to work in it. 

During the morning it sort of abated and we even had some sunshine.  This afternoon the weather bureau put out another alert for damaging winds and heavy rain with hail and maybe some thunder and lightning.  

Just before 3.00pm it struck again.  The wind was recorded at over 90kmh and it even scared me a bit.  The rain pelted down but because the wind was so strong it fell horizontally.  

There were lots of reports of fallen trees, power lines down, hail on the roads making driving hazardous and some snow fell on Mount Lofty and in the Hills.  A lot of people lost their power.

roof damaged on block of units at Largs Bay

One lady was injured when this tree came down on her car and up to 10 cars were damaged at Northpark Shopping Centre.  There are plenty of warnings given for people not to park under trees but I don't think anyone takes any notice.

We sometimes park by this tree whenever we go to Northpark, but there is no way I would park there when the weather was like it was today.  It is still windy, though not as strong, and we are still having lots of rain.  On the weather report it said that this has been our wettest Winter for 7 years.

Anyone  for surfing?

Thank goodness for our SES workers, they are out there in this goddam awful weather repairing roofs, clearing debris from cars and roads and anything else that needs doing.

Most people I have spoken to are fed up with this wet weather and are now ready for some warmer days.  I know, in a few months we'll be complaining that it's too hot!

                                                               Photos taken from Adelaide Now website

1 comment:

  1. Your weather sounds like a hurricane. Do be careful and stay safe. Your photos are awesome. I especially like the one of the surf. Mother Nature always gets the last word. Imagine being strong enough to destroy that huge tree! You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.