Australia's national weather bureau said the strong and very heavy rains that swept north and east of the country. Especially dangerous is the ex-tropical cyclone "Oswald" cloud system which can be traced to the photo from space in the south-eastern Queensland and north-east of New South Wales. "Oswald" brought heavy rain, lightning, wind storms and powerful Surges tide.
Cloud arrays cyclone extend for 2,000 km, representing a potential threat to the flooding in the heat parched Australian soil. Meteorologists predict a loss of 100 to 300 mm of rain over the weekend, which could lead to flooding.
Along the coast to keep a strong north-east wind and dangerous conditions for surfing. Wave height can reach 3.5-4.5 meters.
Many beaches will be blurred. Element attracts and at the same time stop the surfers who traditionally much of the coast of Australia. Huge waves, like a splinter, threw stones at the boat near Townsville.
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Meanwhile, another weather system has brought down almost a meter of precipitation on Gladstone city in the northern part of Australia. On Saturday, residents of coastal areas to the north of Brisbane was asked to leave the home. Tornadoes in the small town of Bargara snapped power lines, some people sought medical help.