Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hevie noodweer zorgt voor overstromingen, overvloedige regenval met zwaar onweer in Sydney

Torrential rain triggers flashfloods in Sydney

A series of thunderstorms triggered several flashfloods in areas of eastern Sydney on 22 April.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that nearly 100mm of rain fell in just a few hours – around 75 per cent of what is usually expected for the entire month of April.

Many regions of Australia are suffering from severe drought however; the resultant hard ground is less able to absorb sudden downpours—actors which often lead to flash floods.