Severe gales of up to 91 mph hit Northern Spain, swirled around the Bay of Biscay and moved onto France where two boats capsized – one being a rescue boat who had gone to the aid of the other distressed boat.
In the Northern part of Spain, many homes were damaged, trees uprooted, coastal towns deserted and transport disrupted coupled with flooding.
Trees also uprooted in parts of the Netherlands.
Parts of S/SW of the UK has been hit with flooding.
Tropical Cyclone Veronica delivered much-needed rain to WA pastoralists, but it also had the heart-wrenching effect of big cattle deaths.
Bettini Beef, which runs five cattle stations in the Pilbara, close to Port Hedland, lost at least 1500 cattle, including 1000 breeders.
Stations in Bettini Beef’s portfolio include De Grey, Mallina, Sherlock, Warambie and Pyramid, which received from 130mm to more than 500mm of rain.
Owner Mark Bettini said as well as the deluge of rain there was strong winds and most cattle likely died of hypothermia, but some would have drowned.
Mr Bettini said finding the dead cattle was heartbreaking, and a big clean-up effort was under way which would take some time, with many areas still too wet to get to.
“I would say 1500 dead cattle is a conservative estimate and it is likely more would be found,” he said.
Courtesy of perthnow.com.au