Storms are pounding the coast of NSW and houses are shaking on the outskirts of Wamberal at central cost
The Wild Coast: Incredible aerial photographs show the destruction of homes by wild storms and huge waves in New South Wales
- Wild storms have ravaged the coast of NSW with huge waves and rainfall for the past four days
- Aerial photographs taken in Wamberal, on the Central Coast, show houses with completely washed-out land
- Waves have gradually eroded the face of the cliffs over the past few days before sections collapsed leaving homes exposed
- Storm has shifted eastward off the coast, but more wild weather is expected in the coming days
Incredible aerial views show the battered New South Wales coastline with houses teetering at the edge of a cliff after wild weather eroded the coastline.
The photos taken in Wamberal, on the state’s Central Coast, showed a patio sliding down to the ocean as debris and land slid off the cliff on Friday morning.
In other photos, balconies hung from houses and structural supports were fully exposed due to heavy rainfall this week.
Aerial photographs have revealed the aftermath of a storm that struck NSW for four days. Photos are houses that falter on the edge of a cliff in Wamberal, on the central coast of the state
Balconies hung on houses, breakwaters burst open and structural supports for the houses remained fully visible and staggered on the edge
Breakwaters had burst open and there were large cracks in what remained of the ground, threatening to remove even more land.
Local photographer Bryce Weick told Daily Mail Australia that the houses had been hammered in bad weather for the past few days and he couldn’t believe the damage.
“Some of these places just stagger at the edge,” he said.
“I think there will be a higher tide later in the day, so I think these people can get into a bit of trouble.”
He said the emergency services were in the area yesterday to help the locals and prepare for the next wave of storms.
Friday evening and Saturday morning are expected to return more vigorously, which can cause even more damage
The recent damage was caused by a storm that has shifted offshore since then but still leaves strong winds, big waves and heavy rains
Bimal Kc of the Bureau of Meteorology said NSW’s coast has been battered in recent days by massive waves and heavy rainfall.
“On Wednesday morning we saw waves as high as 11.5 meters off the coast of Sydney,” he said.
In Bega, much rainfall was observed in the southern parts of NSW, with 144 mm Monday and Tuesday and comparable levels north to Sydney.
The storms were fueled by a large low-pressure system that has since moved east from the coast, but is leaving wild again.
“We still have a strong wind warning on the coastal waters starting from batsman to the barren coast today and tomorrow we still have a strong wind warning on bald and coughing water and then we have this,” he said.
“It has moved far away now and it still produces the powerful swell and soft conditions.”
Mr. Kc warned that conditions were still quite dangerous and warned against activities such as rock fishing and boating for the next few days.