Extreme Flooding

Very heavy rain and damaging wind for eastern NSW, Australia. Two months of rain expected over hours.

Blog note:

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)

(Emphasis Added).

Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.

Very heavy rain and damaging wind for eastern NSW, Australia. Two months of rain expected over hours.

Posted by TW on November 27, 2018. Watchers.news.

A deepening low pressure system is expected to affect major New South Wales population centers this week. The storm could drop two months of rain over parts of the state, including Sydney, in a matter of hours. Residents are urged to follow advice from local emergency services and keep up to date with the latest warnings and forecasts on the Bureau’s website and app.

Heavy rain is expected across coastal areas of the state, most likely in the Sydney and/or Illawarra areas. The rain is expected to begin Wednesday morning, November 28, and continue through the day. “The low moves off the coast early Wednesday, deepening as it interacts with the ocean,” meteorologist Grace Legge said. “As the system strengthens, we’ll see significant rainfall wrap around and affect coastal areas.” Heavy rainfall of 50 – 100 mm (2 – 4 inches) is forecast, with isolated falls above 200 mm (8 inches) possible in some areas.

To put this into perspective, Sydney receives an average November rainfall of 66 mm (2.6 inches). With as much as 100 mm (4 inches) of rain expected over the city in a matter of hours, Sydneysiders could see more than a month’s worth of rain in just several hours.  Sky News Weather channel meteorologist Rob Sharpe said winds will peak after most of the rainfall has arrived, which means ‘the ground will be soggy and a little bit looser, making it easier for trees to come down.’

“This event is likely to lead to flooding, trees and power lines down and therefore we’ll also have power outages with the worst of the weather,” he said. The Sydney metro and Illawarra regions are most likely to see the heaviest falls, which may cause flash flooding, but other districts around them may also be affected. The location of the heaviest rainfall is highly dependent on the convergent bands around the low and where individual thunderstorms form, BOM said.

Due to this significant rainfall, a Flood Watch is current for coastal rivers between the Central Coast and St Georges Basin, where localised minor to moderate riverine flooding may develop from Wednesday. Rainfall is expected to start easing from late Wednesday, but is not the only hazard associated with this system. Damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h (55 mph) and hazardous surf conditions are also forecast along the coastal fringe for Wednesday morning, and may extend further along it by the evening. Winds will ease later on Thursday as the low moves away from the coast, taking much of the weather with it. BOM urges all residents to follow advice from your local emergency services and keep up to date with the latest warnings and forecasts on the Bureau’s website and app.

Featured image credit: BOM

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