Australian Climate

Hot People’s Day in Brisbane thumbnail

Okay, before we go any further, I think I ought to clear up the title of today's post. In these days of Instagram, I can see why some of you may be drawing conclusions that are not correct. Firstly, let me explain what the 'Hot' in the above title means. Yes, today was hot. Here's [...]

How Do Brisbane’s Winters Compare with London’s Summers? thumbnail

In a post last week I complained about the cold, and asked Australian Winters: How Cold Can They Get? If you read that article, you will know that I was in Kingscliff in northern New South Wales walking along the beach... As bright and sunny as it looked though, it was quite a crisp day [...]

Kingscliff

I've just spent a short weekend, as opposed to a long weekend, (just Friday afternoon and part of Saturday) down at Kingscliff, a seaside town in northern New South Wales. This is how it looked on the Saturday, that's Saturday, 1 July 2017. July is, of course, the middle of winter here in Australia. Here [...]

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 [...]

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