Australian Climate

Heatwaves: More Dangerous Than Crocs, Sharks, Spiders and Snakes Combined thumbnail

There is an article in today's Daily Mirror about a man who suffered horrific sunburn on the hottest day of the year so far in the UK. Apparently, last Friday, and I quote 'He spent all afternoon in the garden, enjoying his girlfriend's hot tub as temperatures soared high above 20°C.' Ooh, scorchio! You can [...]

Queensland’s Cyclone Free Summer Comes to an Abrupt End With Debbie thumbnail

In a post called It’s Official: Brisbane Summer of 2016/17 Hottest Yet at the beginning of this month, I mentioned how strange it was that we had not had any cyclones at all this year in Queensland. Oh dear. I think it was Saturday when I first heard about Cyclone Debbie forming off of the [...]

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 [...]

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