19 Times Australia’s Weather Was Batshit Insane

Australia is a dry, desert nation with benign weather. Right? Ahem.

1. “Come here Brisbane, I’m gonna EAT you.”

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2. “Beach time’s over Bondi. Try riding this wave.”

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3. “Good Morning Far North Queensland. First I’m going to roll you up, then I’m going to smoke you.”

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4. “Yes Kalgoorlie, I am an alien spaceship unleashing hell.”

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5. “I might look like a storm Cape York, but I’m actually a giant swarm of flying spiders. Or that thing from Independence Day.”

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6. “Wake up Sydney, I’m going to swallow you up.”

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7. “And you Gold Coast. You said you wanted a foamy cappucino right?”

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8. “Think it’s hot Alice Springs? Howabout a bit of a fire tornado to warm things up?”

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Watch the incredible fire tornado here: footage by Chris Tangey.

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9. “Hey you Mr Hot Stuff. Howabout I cool you off?”

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10. “Wadduya mean you’ve never seen a tsunami of sand at sea before?! This is AUSTRALIA mate, pull yourself together.”

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11. “Seriously, these things are constantly circling your coastline. There is no escape.”

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12. “I may look ‘kind of cool’ Barrow Island, but I’m about to eat your airport.”

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13. “There are 99 things that can kill you in this picture, and only one of them is me.”

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14. “Get ready to meet your maker Geelong.”

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15. “Yes, I am literally melting the Earth with my unstoppable force. What you going to do about it?”

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16. “Morning Menindee Lakes. First I’m going to rain down lightning, then I’m going to strip every tree, finally I’m going to remix your colour via electromagnetic fields. What you got?”

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17. “Oh I’m sorry Mr Tourist, did my desert dust storm ruin your Sydney Harbour photo opportunity?”

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18. “Off to Mordor for you Brisbane.”

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19. “STILL NOT SCARED OF ME?! Howabout I spark some lightning in the shape of your country?!”

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In all seriousness, Australia often endures extreme weather including bushfires, floods and cyclones. Ours is a nation with a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating (even higher than Extreme). So take care people.

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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