southerly buster


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

southerly buster

n
(Physical Geography) (sometimes capitals) a sudden violent cold wind on the SE coast of Australia causing a rapid drop in temperature. Sometimes shortened to: southerly
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in classic literature ?
Z.)--From 1st prox.: extreme southerly light(double red) will exhibit white beam inclined 45 degrees on approach of Southerly Buster. Traffic flies high off this coast between April and October.
The liquor mounted in the heads of all of us, and the talk of Scotty and the harpooner was upon running the Easting down, gales off the Horn and pamperos off the Plate, lower topsail breezes, southerly busters, North Pacific gales, and of smashed whaleboats in the Arctic ice.
As predicted, a southerly buster hit the fleet on the first night out and wreaked havoc before retreating the next afternoon.
Southerly Buster, who missed last term with a pelvic injury, is too good for Tom Troubadour (Josh Gifford/Eamon Murphy) in the novice chase, and Arctic Call upsets odds-on Man O'Magic (Kim Bailey /Mark Perrett) in the three-miler.
Liza had wanted someone to hold her in her old, cramped room late on a dark night when the fruits bats flapped by her terrace window in Glebe and she listened to far off noise from Sydney Harbour anticipating the southerly buster about to break.
One of the worst case scenarios would be for the front to develop into a 'southerly buster,' in which case the race would start in a northeasterly sea breeze, which would turn fresh to strong (sometimes gale force) and gusty southerly along the NSW south coast behind the front.
Jack Earl, in his biography, gave his own insight into that first race: "We had a wonderful sail down the coast until we got to Montagu Island when a southerly buster hit us.
One of the worst case scenarios would be for the front to develop into a 'southerly buster', in which case the race would start in a northeasterly sea breeze which would turn fresh to strong (sometimes gale force) and gusty southerly along the NSW south coast behind the front.
Full browser ?