Scenes from an East Coast Low

The month of June has seen two almost back to back East Coast Lows bringing extreme weather conditions and huge ocean swells and an energy that is both raw and serene – An ideal scenario for photographer’s who always love getting out amongst it.

East Coast Lows (ECL) are intense low-pressure systems which occur on average several times each year off the eastern coast of Australia,. Areas affected are southern Queensland, NSW and eastern Victoria. They can occur at any time of the year, although they are more common during Autumn and Winter with a maximum frequency in June.

East Coast Lows often intensify rapidly overnight making them one of the more dangerous weather systems to affect the NSW coast as wave heights increase within a narrow time frame. East coast lows are also observed off the coast of Africa and America and are sometimes known as east coast cyclones.

East Coast Low - Kingscliff to Fingal Head - Michael Bryant

East Coast Low –

Hastings Point Twilight - © 2012 Michael Bryant
Hastings Point Twilight – © 2012 Michael Bryant

Little Cove © 2012 Michael Bryant

Little Cove © 2012 Michael Bryant

Kingscliff to Fingal Head – © 2012 Michael Bryant

CDP student revisits Fingal Head

CDP student revisits Fingal Head

Fingal Jetty - © 2012 Michael Bryant

Fingal Jetty – © 2012 Michael Bryant

Fingal Head Causeway - © 2012 Michael Bryant

Fingal Head Causeway – © 2012 Michael Bryant

East coast low impacts on Fingal Head  © 2012 Michael Bryant

East coast low impacts on Fingal Head © 2012 Michael Bryant

 

 

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~ by curiousdigitalphotography on June 15, 2012.

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