Australian Climate

It’s Official: Brisbane Summer of 2016/17 Hottest Yet thumbnail

I've been very quiet lately on this blog, my last post being Heatwave in Australia: Part One. There is a good reason for that, I've just moved house for the first time since moving to Australia over nine years ago. I mentioned that in my post called Moving House in Australia. Thankfully everything is beginning [...]

Heatwave in Australia: Part One thumbnail

I've called this 'Part One', because I know with an unerring certainty that there will be a part two at some point in the future. For now though, let me tell you about the weekend we have just had here in Australia. Scorchio! Yes, it was hot, very hot. Don't take my word for it, [...]

pool

On the afternoon of Wednesday 9 November this year we had a rather violent hailstone storm pass over our house. Here's how our swimming pool looked on the day; please do click on the picture to see the full view... Poor Mrs Bob was out in the car at the time. She got caught up [...]

Adelaide

Having returned from my one-week holiday in Tokyo last weekend, I've been catching up with the news I missed out on whilst I was away from Australia. Did anything major happen during my absence? It quickly became apparent that something did happen, and it happened to all of residents in the state of South Australia. [...]

koala

Every year it's the same. As we enter early spring, we are also warned to be prepared for storm season. Storm season in Australia it seems is obligatory, mandatory, written in the diary in ink; it is unavoidable. And it's already started. Each of our state and territory governments issue guidelines at around this time [...]

sun

Welcome once again to my annual comparison of Brisbane's weather in the middle of winter with that of London's in the middle of summer. No time for road trip tales today, this is important, we do this every year. This is the ninth contest in the series, proving, if anything, that once I've got the [...]

East Coast Lows in Australia: Cause of Our Wild Weather thumbnail

You may remember that a couple years ago my wife did something which I regarded as totally insane, she went on a 55 km walk. Afterwards, she promised herself she would never do it again as she nursed her aching feet and pined for her missing toenails. This year the organisers, Oxfam Trailwalker Australia, changed [...]

Derwent

As you will probably remember from Monday's post, we've had Extremely Wild Weather Smashing Australia’s South-East Coast this week. At the time, Sydney had taken the brunt of it, but I did also mention that it had moved on to Tasmania. Tasmania is one of Australia's most beautiful, green and lush states. I went there about [...]

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