Australian Climate

ANZ-May15

Time for a reprint of one of my recent articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine, this one is all about the sun and daylight hours. As I write this, it’s the middle of summer in the UK and I believe you are getting quite lengthy glimpses of the sun at the moment. But how [...]

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Australia is a big country, we all know that. It’s a country that contains six states and two territories, so eight different areas in all. A couple of days ago I was in one of those states, Western Australia. To be more precise, I was in Fremantle, just outside of Perth, on Monday. Having a [...]

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That’s a bit of a saying in these parts, “just another sunny day in Queensland“. Over the last few days as Tropical Cyclone Marcia rampaged down parts of the Queensland coast, I think we probably all knew that by Monday the sun would be back shining again as usual. And yes, you’ve guessed it, today [...]

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Today Queenslanders were delivered their ‘cyclone sandwich” as expected, with Tropical Cyclones Lam and Marcia making landfall this morning. Cyclone Lam crossed onto the mainland as a Category 4 system just after 2 o’clock this morning and left the small Arnhem Land’s Milingimbi community, 500 kilometres east of Darwin, without power, water and sewerage. Cyclone [...]

Earthquake

It was around 10 o’clock in the evening on Monday when I sat down to watch a replay of the evening news on ABC. By that time, I’d already finished Monday’s post, a cutesy cuddly article called Look Who Joined Us for Dinner. That’s when I discovered for the first time that I had been in [...]

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It’s all over for another year, Christmas and New Year’s Eve is now behind us, time to kick on with 2015. Last time I posted on this blog was just before Christmas and I looked at how the weather would be around this nation in my post called Christmas in Australia: What’s It Really like? [...]

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You’re probably fed up with me keep showing you videos of storms bashing Australia and only two days ago I said to myself, yes, I do speak to myself sometimes, I said “I’ve got to stop keep showing videos of storms bashing Australia.” That decision was prompted after watching a program about ‘climate change’ which [...]

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I have to say, I’m not a native Australian but I am guilty of talking about the weather quite a lot since I’ve lived here. Just recently, I’ve talked about Wild Weather Around Australia, Sydney’s Severe Weather and Preparing for Summer Part Two: Severe Weather. That’s just in the last three weeks! And that’s exactly [...]