I think I’ll take the bus! Terrifying footage of Manly’s ferry tilts from side to side in choppy waters as Sydney is pelted by raging downpours
- Huge waves pound Sydney ferry as strong downpours Harbor City
- The images show iconic ships making their way through rough seas
- Social media users were shocked that the service was still operating in wind speeds of 100 km / h
- The low-pressure system on the east coast has caused a torrent of rain and wild winds
Wild winds and huge waves hit the Sydney ferry on Tuesday when a huge storm front ripped through the port city.
The normally peaceful and scenic journey between Circular Quay and Manly turned into a terrifying white knuckle ride for passengers.
Images and photos have emerged of the iconic ships tilting from side to side as they crash through rough seas.
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Wild winds and huge waves hit the Sydney ferries on Tuesday as a massive storm front ripped through the port city
The ferry from Sydney’s Circular Quay to Manly is pictured fighting massive waves
The normally picturesque journey turned into a terrifying white knuckle ride for passengers
While a Facebook user who posted a video of the rocky journey described the trip home as “ fun, ” others were shocked.
“You are brave in a day like today!” one person wrote.
Another said, “Blimey! Little rocky! ‘
Others could not believe the service was still operating with gusts of up to 100 km / h recorded this morning.
“Those ferries are as tough as nails,” wrote a Facebook user.
“I’m surprised it’s running,” said another.
Pictured: storm clouds gather over Sydney on Sunday as the city braces for wet and windy weather this week
The Bureau of Meteorology told residents to keep their car away from trees while the city was prepared for gusts of up to 90 km / h (hail in the photo falls in Sydney on July 12)
Eventually the conditions became too dangerous and the ferry service was replaced by extra buses to the northern beaches.
The low-pressure system brought swell of five meters and torrential rain to Sydney, the mid-north coast, the Hunter area, the Illawarra and the south coast of New South Wales.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the miserable weather is expected to linger until Wednesday evening before the system moves east across the Tasman Sea.
In Sydney, it is expected that 20 mm of rain will fall before the end of Tuesday and 5 mm will come tomorrow.
Jane Golding of the Bureau of Meteorology warned residents of New South Wales to be vigilant for the next 24 hours.
“It’s definitely not going to be a good day to sail,” she warned.
“The landscape is currently quite fragile due to the forest fires, so pay close attention to falling trees and things like that.”
Gale warnings continue to exist for the Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, and Illawarra Coast.
Rough seas at Bronte Beach on Tuesday. Waves of up to five meters are predicted for Sydney as a ferocious low-pressure east coast system winds Harbor City
Two hikers braved the heavy rain and windy conditions in Bondi on Tuesday morning
Queensland and Melbourne are expected to escape the wild east coast, but Adam of Morgan, meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, said such weather systems can be very unpredictable.
“As with all the lows on the east coast that pinpoint exactly which communities will see the worst weather, it depends on where and how close to the coast each low-pressure center forms,” he said.
“The wind can be strong enough to bring down trees, and power lines and beach conditions along the coast will be dangerous.
“These are weather systems that can hit communities through flooding, damage to trees and property, and coastal erosion.”
FIVE DAYS FOR YOUR CITY
Tuesday: Min 11. Max 16. Rain. Windy.
Wednesday: Min 11. Max 16. A few showers.
Thursday: Min 11. Max 17. A few showers.
Friday: Min 11. Max 18. Shower or two.
Saturday: Min 10. Max 18. Partly cloudy.
Tuesday: Min 8. Max 15. Partly cloudy.
Wednesday: Min 7. Max 15. Partly cloudy.
Thursday: Min 5. Max 14. Partly cloudy.
Friday: Min 4. Max 15. Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Min 7. Max 16. Mostly sunny.
Tuesday: Min 5. Max 15. Morning mist then sunny.
Wednesday: Min 7. Max 17. Mostly sunny.
Thursday: Min 7. Max 17. Mostly sunny.
Friday: Min 8. Max 18. Sunny.
Saturday: Min 9. Max 17. Partly cloudy.
Tuesday: Min 4. Max 13. Shower or two.
Wednesday: Min 2. Max 13. Partly cloudy.
Thursday: Min 1. Max 13. Partly cloudy.
Friday: Min 1. Max 14. Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Min 1. Max 14. Partly cloudy.
Tuesday: Min 9. Max 19. Sunny.
Wednesday: Min 10. Max 22. Sunny.
Thursday: Min 10. Max 23. Sunny.
Friday: Min 11. Max 23. Mostly sunny.
Saturday: Min 12. Max 23. Partly cloudy.
Tuesday: Min 11. Max 18. Possibly early storm.
Wednesday: Min 11. Max 19. One or two showers.
Thursday: Min 11. Max 21. Rain is increasing.
Friday: Min 12. Max 17. Showers.
Saturday: min. 8. Max. 17. A shower or two.
Tuesday: Min 4. Max 11. Cloudy.
Wednesday: Min 6. Max 11. Light shower or two.
Thursday: Min 5. Max 12. Partly cloudy.
Friday: Min 3. Max 12. Mostly sunny.
Saturday: Min 3. Max 13. Partly cloudy.
Tuesday: Min 19. Max 31. Sunny.
Wednesday: Min 19. Max 32. Sunny.
Thursday: Min 20. Max 33. Sunny.
Friday: Min 20. Max 32. Sunny.
Saturday: min 19. Max 32. Sunny.