Just got back to Hong Kong – there's a typhoon blowing, which explains the bumpy extra time in the air before landing an hour and a half late. I was just in time for the last bus to my nearest town. When I got there, all buses had been cancelled and taxis were double price. Absolutely biblical rain. It went straight through my umbrella. The gutters are flooded and the stream outside is running like a white water course.
It's a billion degrees here. The heat drops on you like a blanket when you venture outside and the streets are far emptier than usual all afternoon. Every other woman has a parasol and big companies are handing out plastic fans with advertising on all over town.
Been wet wet wet all day. I've been outside under shelter burning fire by the dripping. Tomorrow we're warned of a serious winterslap. Might be snow on our local peak in the next couple of days. Graziers are recommended to have an eye to their stock for the rest of the week. Could get a bit untidy. Can't wait to have at it.
Cold, it's 4.9 but according to my phone it feels like -5.1, I would agree. Windy at 52 kmh and about to get a whole lot windier if the prediction is correct. It's rained overnight, though sunny & clear at the moment. More rain predicted as is the chance of snow today down to 600m. We're at 680. We'll see. All in all, it's miserable and supposed to stay like this until Monday.
A complex low pressure system to the south is sending a series of cold fronts sweeping across New South Wales, generating vigorous westerly winds in most areas, particularly eastern parts. The last of these fronts is expected to clear the region early Monday.
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, exceeding 90 km/h at times, are possible about the Illawarra, higher parts of the South Coast, and eastern parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains districts.
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, exceeding 90 km/h at times, are likely about the Illawarra, higher parts of the South Coast, and eastern parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains districts. In the late morning and afternoon, northern parts of the Hunter, the Northern Tablelands, and higher parts of the Mid North Coast districts may also be affected.
Conditions are expected to ease somewhat during Saturday night, but will remain strong and gusty in many areas through Sunday.
Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Katoomba, Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra and Goulburn.