Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-09-2009, 19:55   #1
Registered User
cat man do's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia [until the boats launched]
Boat: 50ft powercat, light,long and low powered
Posts: 4,409
Images: 36
Dust Storm in Australia

Errggghhh, I'm eating dirt in Brisbane.

Shed roof need to come off and get repaired on the weekend, the seams are starting to go.

Skies in Queensland, NSW go red in dust storm | Top stories |

RESIDENTS of Sydney and parts of New South Wales have awoken to scenes likened to "armageddon", with limited visibility and orange skies - and Queenslanders will soon get much of the same.
Large areas have been shrouded in dust as the two states experience severe winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.

Sydneysiders woke to eerie red skies this morning, which are expected to clear later today.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) told The Australian that the dust storm in Sydney was the worst in 70 years, if not the history of the state.
The dust is already visible over Brisbane, with conditions expected to reach their worst by lunchtime,

"Money can't buy you happiness but it can buy you a yacht large enough to pull up right alongside it"...............David Lee Roth
Long Distance Motorboat Cruising It Is Possible on a Small Budget
cat man do is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2009, 23:04   #2
Registered User
Sandyh's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pittwater, NSW, Australia
Boat: Seawind 1000XL "Crew Rest"
Posts: 53

It's cleared now [1600L] in Sydney to mere gale force winds.

However if the state of my car, which has been outside in all of this, is any indication, the hours I spent pressure-washing the boat last weekend is going to require a repeat on Saturday!!


Sandyh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2009, 23:12   #3
Long Range Cruiser
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Lucky you wern't sailing... the sails would be a pretty colour! LOL
Notes on a Circumnavigation.

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2009, 23:30   #4
Registered User
hoppy's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40
Posts: 2,844
I remember a summer back in the 1980's when we got quite a few of these dust storms in Melbourne. I remember rushing home home from school trying to beat them
hoppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 00:12   #5
Registered User
sctpc's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Boat: saga kan walker 31ft
Posts: 545
Send a message via Skype™ to sctpc
now that will keep you busy washing everything and you will see evidence off it for awhile to come.
I remember them too hoppy.
May there always be water under your boat,

sctpc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 01:14   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 211
Just saw this on the BBC news. Incredible images - everything is orange!
ColdFusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 01:36   #7
Moderator Emeritus
Boracay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pelican Bay, Great Sandy National Park
Boat: Steel Roberts Offshore 44
Posts: 5,173
Images: 18
Orange sky at morn' is sailors...

It was pretty weird to wake up to.
I've posted a picture I took from my balcony this morning.
Strangest part was driving. The orange dust changed my colour perception so all the amber traffic lights were yellow.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6495 (Small).JPG
Views:	114
Size:	27.6 KB
ID:	10075  

Boracay is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storm Chasing BeBalu The Sailor's Confessional 3 01-08-2009 18:00
Storm Windows Coldwaterdiver General Sailing Forum 16 23-07-2009 21:26
Air Purifiers and Mold, Dust, Etc. forsailbyowner Health, Safety & Related Gear 17 05-04-2009 11:01
Another one bites the dust bastonjock Off Topic Forum 3 09-01-2009 15:38
Storm Alan Wheeler General Sailing Forum 3 19-08-2004 14:25

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:43.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.