East Coast Low: Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th June 1995
by Michael Bath
49mm Berry 44mm Robertson 51mm Gordon 48mm Sydney 62mm Greenwell Pt 60mm Batemans Bay 51mm Mosman 52mm Turramurra 50mm Kiama 57mm Milton 50mm Pymble 43mm Epping 44mm Nowra 51mm Moruya Hds 51mm Riverview 71mm Ulladulla
Flooding was reported in Gerringong Creek at Kangaroo Valley around 6.30pm. A woman was trapped on the roof of her car when flood waters swept the vehicle into the creek.
Later in the day on the 16th a thunderstorm with severe wind and rain lashed the Central Coast area. Norah Head, Budgewoi, Terrigal and Ourimbah all reported wind damage and local flooding. 44 to 55 knot winds were reported from Norah Head. Significant rainfall readings to 9am on the 17th included:
37mm Avoca Beach 33mm Wyee 33mm Palmdale 43mm Maryville 35mm Erina 39mm Wyong 29mm The Entrance 30mm Norah Head 42mm Gosford 36mm Nobbys Head
On Saturday, snow arrived at Katoomba and Oberon around noon but was welcome at the start of the Winter Magic Festival. Drifts of up to 9cm occurred from the snow which lasted about 2 hours. The temperature was only 4 degrees at noon.
Synoptic Charts provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Updated: 5th April, 2004
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