Australia Weather: Weather Update: Tsunami impacts on the east coast of Australia – 17 Jan 2022

Bureau of Meteorology published this video item, entitled “Weather Update: Tsunami impacts on the east coast of Australia – 17 Jan 2022” – below is their description.

Weather Update: Tsunami impacts on the east coast of Australia. Video current: 4.30 pm AEDT 17 Jan 2022

Our thoughts are with those communities in Tonga who have been so deeply impacted by this rare event.

For more information, go to http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/

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