If this were a game of football in the World Cup or in any competition, it would be a fantastic match. End to end, as they say.
Yes, my annual midwinter post where I compare Brisbane’s weather with that of London where, of course, it’s the middle of summer. It’s a pretty simple concept, at some point in the middle of July, usually the 15th, during the middle of winter here in Australia I compare Brisbane’s weather, the temperature, whether it’s raining or not and if the sky is blue or grey, and I compare it with the same weather conditions at the same time of the same day back in London.
The city with the hottest temperature usually wins, although cloud cover and rainfall can sway it when it’s close. This is the seventh such comparison, and what have we had so far?
Here’s a re-cap:
- 2008: Brisbane win; 1-0
- 2009: London win; 1-1
- 2010: London win; 1-2
- 2011: Brisbane win; 2-2
- 2012: Brisbane win; 3-2
- 2013: London win; 3-3
2014 Brisbane winter versus London summer
As I flew back on the plane from Singapore early Sunday morning I heard news that suggested that this year’s battle of the temperatures would swing London’s way as the captain announced that on Saturday, Brisbane had its coldest day for 103 years.
He was right, but to truly experience the coldest that Brisbane has to offer, you need to get up early in the morning. Temperatures hit 2.6°C at around 7 AM on that day, which accounts for that record low, but the Mercury soon start rising throughout the day.
By early afternoon tops are usually removed and T-shirts and shorts are all that are required as temperatures usually reach 20°C or thereabouts, so I also knew that if London could have a bad day, Brisbane could still scrape by.
Brisbane; Australia: Tuesday, 15 July 2014 at 1 PM
London; England: Tuesday, 15 July 2014 at 1 PM
And what’s this, it’s going to get hotter? 28°C and 29°C by the end of the week? It’s a heatwave!
Get the salt tablets.
It’s another emphatic victory for London; the latest score is now…
Brisbane 3 London 4
It’s not over yet though, more next year.
What about winter weather in the rest of Australia?
I thought you’d ask, so here you go: