Wild weather, wild tipping…

Been pretty wild in our part of the world.


The storm rolling in over Wollongong. Photo: Ian Svegovic Source: News Corp Australia.


Reader submission to the Illawarra Mercury

Current as at 06:27  Tue 21 April

The South Coast Line is partially closed between Oak Flats and Kiama due to the adverse weather conditions. Buses are replacing services between the stations and passengers are advised to allow plenty of additional travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards. Passengers travelling towards Sydney are also advised to allow plenty of additional travel time due to a tree on the line at Stanwell Park.

And from my window here in West Wollongong yesterday afternoon:


Back in March, aside from wrongly tipping the local winner in the NSW election, I did boast thus:

Now that will surprise some of you! I am a participant [in City Diggers Members tipping competition], and this round (Round 3) which finishes tonight I have done rather well! Aside from foolishly choosing the Cowboys to beat the Broncos, I am spot on. So the Panthers need to beat the Roosters tonight…

Now at Round 7, just completed, my record has assumed more realistic proportions. Mind you, I am not coming last!

And alas poor Bunnies!


I suppose you’d have to expect Sharks to thrive under water! Bunnies tend to drown…

In some of the most testing conditions imaginable Cronulla has scored an upset 18-10 NRL win over South Sydney at Shark Park.

In torrential rain and in winds reaching nearly 100km/h on Monday night, the Sharks led 10-4 at the break,and secured the win on the back of a Jayson Bukuya touchdown six minutes from time.

The six point lead at the break did not look to be enough, with the wind recorded at 87 km/h before kick-off.

But incredible handling in the atrocious conditions and a tough defensive effort that pushed the big Rabbitohs pack back time and time again, helped the Sharks to their third successive win, after they lost their first four games of the season.

I didn’t see the game as I don’t have Fox.

Wild weather update 7.30 pm.

It’s not too bad in Wollongong right now, but north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley and in Sydney itself it has been quite a day. Three people have been killed in Dungog.


A house being washed away in Dungog earlier today