Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Brisbane’s Winters

It was only two weeks ago today that I was writing my seventh traditional middle of the winter post in which I compare London Summers and Brisbane Winters. And that post was written just a few days after Brisbane had recorded its coldest day for 103 years.

So, time for an update on that. Here’s the weather in Brisbane:

Weather stats as at 30 July 2014 at 3 PM

Weather - Brisbane 30th June 2014Weather image as at 30 July 2014 at 3.45 PM

sunnyLet me remind you, although it does say it at the beginning of every blog article on this website, today’s date is 30 July 2014. July, here in Australia, is our middle of the winter month.

Some winter, eh?

Call that a winter?

It no longer surprises me that winters here in Brisbane can end in the blink of an eye, I’ve seen it so many times before.

Winter turned in spectacular style back in August 2009 when temperatures soared to 36°C. I explained the weather event behind that in my post The Australian Climate: El Nino and La Nina. Even in July of that year the weather was good enough to go to the beach as you can see my post Pictures of an Australian Winter.

And exactly 4 years ago, on 30 July 2010, I wrote At Last, the Weather Breaks in Brisbane! On that day, Brisbane’s temperature also hit 26°C and according to Weatherzone the highest July temperature recorded in Brisbane since 2000 was 28.3°C.

So even for us, today has been a surprisingly hot July day coming so quickly after that record cold day.

Wet ‘n’ Wild

Crikey, as I feel obliged to say as an Australian citizen, my daughter even went to Wet ‘n’ Wild on Sunday for a birthday party outing to celebrate a friend’s 11th birthday.

Wet ‘n’ Wild in the winter! They had a great time swimming and sliding and splashing around.


Wave_Pool_at_Wet_n_WildAs I say, I didn’t go to Wet ‘n’ Wild, so images have been provided by Themeparkgc and really have no bearing on Sunday’s visit down the Gold Coast. But they do make this post look nicer.

Tomorrow’s weather forecast for Brisbane: Hot, sunny, 26°C with just a 5% chance of rain. Just one more month to go and then we can all put winter behind us for another year.

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  • Bert July 30, 2014, 9:25 pm |

    Hello from Spain!

    I’m waiting your future post about Brisbane’s summers. I hate rain, and until now, i’m thinking that Brisbane have the best weather in the world!

    What about rain in Brisbaine?

    Thanks a lot for your blog!

    • BobinOz July 31, 2014, 11:17 pm |

      What about the rain in Brisbane? There is a search box on the top on the right hand side of every page of this website, pop the words ‘floods Brisbane’ into that search box and you’ll find out all about the rain 🙂

      Cheers, Bob

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