You heard it first, here on BobinOz. Unless you heard it somewhere else before.
I mentioned only two weeks ago about the westerlies arriving early and, aided and abetted by my Aussie mate, predicted a swift end to winter. The date today is Friday, 30 July and as such we are still in the middle of winter, with the Australian winter season being June to August. But you already know that from my post about Australia’s four seasons.
Over in England, it’s the middle of summer and as I understand it, you’re having a scorcher! According to Google, today you’re set to hit 27°c…..
Weather supplied by Google.
But as you can see, here in Brisbane it’s not cold either at 24°c, but it is cloudy with some rain.
Sorry Google, but this time you got it wrong! This is my thermometer which is outside in the shade, but positioned so I can see it indoors from my office window….
Hopefully you can see that the mercury is at a tad over 26°C and this photograph was taken today at around 2:30 PM. And was it cloudy or raining? Here’s a picture of the sky taken from the front of my house at around the same time…
Not bad eh? There is every chance that winter here is over almost before it began. But when I say here, I do mean Brisbane and not Australia. Just to put the record straight, here are the maximum temperature predictions for tomorrow around Australia.
- Darwin 33°C
- Brisbane 27°C
- Sydney 20°C
- Canberra 13°C
- Melbourne 15°C
- Hobart 15°C
- Adelaide 16°C
- Perth 19°C
If you don’t like “cold” winters, choose where you live in Australia carefully. Anyway, I didn’t want to blog about the weather today, I wanted to blog about this…….
It’s like going back 20 years!
I’ve mentioned often around this blog but I think it even more regularly as I live in Australia. It’s like going back 20 years! Of course, I’m comparing it to my old life in the UK.
I have also mentioned often that free barbecue areas are almost everywhere around Australia. But on Stradbroke I found one that looked at least 20 years older than anything else I’d seen…
Yes, it is Kangaroo poo! But where were all the kangaroos? Apparently, they’ve been tied down….