Southerly buster

A abrupt end to a perfect Autum day, we are experiencing a southerly buster which is a particulary abrupt form of cold front which occurs frequently in the coastal regions of New South Wales, mainly in the spring and summer.

 

Well baby it's Autumn here and you turned a lovely day into a wind, rain, thunder nightmare, the temperature has dropped by 20 degrees, what I find hard to understand is that one of my sisters lives less than 2 kilometers away, 2 hills dosen't get these storms.

 

Ciao

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Comments (18)

  1. noahbody

    Sounds just like the nor’easters we get here.

    March 20, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      It probably is the same, but we are in the opposite hemisphere to you guys so southerly busters they are, they come in from the ocean the winds that come from the west are hot, hot hot in summer, cold cold cold in winter. While our weather is still very warm we will keep on getting southerly’s.

      March 21, 2015
      1. noahbody

        You guys are all backwards down there. Hey… I’ve always wondered… why don’t you fall off the planet?

        March 21, 2015
        1. sharnsgarden

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          1. noahbody

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  2. chr3900

    Volatile changes in seasons, According to the calender we are into spring here, Southern states are getting hit with a snow storm.
    I so want to work my garden and putter around. Sigh.

    March 20, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      We can and do have very warm (hot) weather right through to mid April, I love the cooler weather I get so much done in the garden. You’ll get your chance to putter and like me you’ll probably do too much.

      March 21, 2015
  3. WalkinOnSunshine

    Spring has sprung in my neck of the world and I swear, I could redo Winter all over again! I do NOT look forward to heat and humidity, ugh!

    March 20, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      Your weather is similar to ours I think, but your winters are warmer and your summers are hotter, New Orleans is on a par with where my sister lives and she complains about being cold both summer and winter when she visits here. My favourite seasons are spring and autumn but that’s only because it’s far more pleasant to garden them

      March 21, 2015
      1. WalkinOnSunshine

        Since we live in the South of the US, our winters do tend to be far warmer than North US as they have snow and below freezing temps in winter. I have never been in temps lower than 20ºF. So yes, our winters are considered “warm” compared to some. My favorite season is fall and spring also, when really…in actuality, we just have one season….summer. That is a major reason I love the cold, because we don’t have it for long and I find it sooo refreshing to not feel the heat for a certain amount of time. I would take cold weather over hot weather, any day.

        March 21, 2015
        1. sharnsgarden

          Ah, it’s very, very different here where I live maybe the lowest temp in winter is between 40 and 50 F, temps in summer go between 70 F to 110 F, humidity can be a problem, but I was born in the tropic’s so humidity is just something I deal with, I’ve got an air conditioner and I only use it when the humidity get’s too bad, the heat I can handle the humidity I can’t, yet I love all our summer storms, which increase our humidity – does that make sense?

          March 22, 2015
          1. WalkinOnSunshine

            Yes I know about humidity after storms, whew!! Whenever we have a hurricane that comes through, after its finished leaving major damage, the humidity is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The hurricanes come from the Gulf of Mexico, and those gulf waters are carrying the humidity from the tropical regions. Its horrible!! I think the highest we have here in the summer can be 98ºF at its highest. We don’t go into the triple digits, thank goodness! I rarely get out of air conditioning. Its to go from the a/c in my car, to the a/c in a building. Nothing in between lol. I am not too much an outdoorsman in the dead of summer. I just hate the heat.

            March 22, 2015
  4. Bettymom

    There’s a road about .9 of a mile from our old house in Texas – it used to be the borderline for rain. It would rain on the south side of the road, but not the north side. We watched a couple of storms coming toward us and saw them stop right at that road. It was extremely peculiar.

    March 20, 2015
    1. noahbody

      Wow! That is cool as hell… I once saw it rain across the street from my dad’s while his side was sunny.

      March 20, 2015
      1. DeeinFL

        That is really cool.

        And Sharn, here in NJ we have snow…on the 1st day of “supposed” Spring!

        March 20, 2015
        1. noahbody

          Yessiree. 3 inches and climbing….

          March 20, 2015
        2. sharnsgarden

          Dee, I hope you are making snow angels in the snow, even though it is officially spring, enjoy your snow, I’ve decided I’m too old to enjoy it these days

          March 21, 2015
    2. sharnsgarden

      Bettymom I face east and my sister faces north yet we are just over a mile apart, she doesn’t get the southerly busters which in summer are a blessing and she also doesn’t get as much rainfall as I do. Most Australian houses have supplementary rain tanks which are used for your laundry, toilet and garden, mine are almost always full, she constantly complains that she has run out of tank water, there is 2 people in her household and their is 5 in mine, it will rain here and not rain there, so I do understand the not raining on the other side of the road, it happens here.

      March 21, 2015
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