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Triple water spout action off Old Bar beach on the Mid North Coast on May 4 | Great Lakes Advocate

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WATER spouts off the coast at Old Bar, near Taree were matched by a brief but intense storm with hail, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) predicts a cold snap and widespread rain for the remainder of the week across the east coast of NSW. The weather event was short and sharp this afternoon (May 4) with Jason Fitzgerald of Port Macquarie capturing some of the triple water spout action off Old Bar beach. Jason said a hail storm hit shortly after he headed north along the highway and home to Port Macquarie. Read more: According to the BoM’s Storm Spotter’s handbook, water spouts are occasionally seen near the coast in the late summer and autumn. “Cool, unstable air masses passing…



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