Australian Climate

sun

Short answer is it gets very hot. Here’s the long answer. A heatwave Today it was hot in Victoria, very hot. Temperatures around Melbourne reached something like 41°C. Yes, very hot. The only place to be was the beach. For example, Brighton Beach, which is in Melbourne Victoria… But what is a heatwave? A heatwave [...]

lightning

We’ve got good and bad in today’s post and it’s all about wild weather. You’ll remember that just before Christmas a fierce Tornado Ripped through Sydney’s South, well there’s been little relief from the extreme weather conditions since then. As Australia goes through, apparently, A Godzilla of an El Niño, we were supposed to be [...]

storm

At the end of October this year I wrote a post about Fernvale and Chinchilla, Two Remote Queensland Towns; the final words in that article were ‘storm season has begun‘. Nobody in Australia is more aware of that now than the residents of Kurnell, a suburb in south Sydney. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a [...]

fernvale

Now then, what was I saying in Wednesday’s post called A Godzilla of an El Niño Is on Its Way? Ah, that’s right, yes, amongst other things one of the features of El Niño was to be that we would get lower rainfall and fewer cyclones. I’m pretty sure the people of Fernvale would tend [...]

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Indonesia is on fire, and smoke from that fire spreading across Southeast Asia. Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia and Brunei are all covered with an air polluting haze. These pictures from NASA’s Earth Observatory clearly show the huge amount of smoke covering the region. This is the Indonesian island of Sumatra… And these are [...]

humid

…from somebody who moved to Brisbane eight years ago from a little country called England. Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, this one appeared in their September edition. As we are now seeing temperatures steadily rising here in Brisbane, we’ve already had a few 30°C plus days, [...]

snow

On Wednesday we had a look at Brisbane’s so-called ‘cold snap’ in my post called It’s My Traditional Winter versus Summer Weather Battle. As you will have seen, it wasn’t really that cold at all in my home city, but elsewhere around Australia it has been cold. Jolly cold. Snow in Australia Three years ago [...]

weather

Have you ever started to do something on a regular basis and then you find you just can’t stop? That’s exactly what’s happening right here, right now, on this website. It’s time for my traditional Brisbane’s winter versus London’s summer weather comparison. Brisbane’s winter versus London’s summer compared 2015 Yes, this particular head-to-head has been [...]