from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hot north wind prevalent in southern Australia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Orig., at Sydney, a cold and violent south or southwest wind, rising suddenly, and regularly preceded by a hot wind from the north; -- now usually called
southerly buster. It blew across the Brickfields, formerly so called, a district of Sydney, and carried clouds of dust into the city.
- noun By confusion, a midsummer hot wind from the north.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Australia A hot, dry, dusty
windof southern or central Australia.
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Reports of the time describe the weather at this period as ‘variable —one day a regular brickfielder, and the next cold enough for overcoats’.
The northern brickfielder is almost invariably followed by a strong "southerly buster," cloudy and cool from the ocean.