Australian Climate

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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 [...]

hot

It’s been an absolutely glorious week here in Brisbane, we did have a few scattered storms early in the week, but all the other days have been hot, sunny, with clear blue skies. Temperatures have been, for the most part, in the low to mid 30s, centigrade of course. Or, in old English, 90° Fahrenheit [...]

storms

It’s been another glorious day here in Brisbane, the Mercury nudging up around 26-27°C, very nice. Just the kind of temperature I like and the skies couldn’t have been a better shade of blue. That’s why I was shocked to hear of the wild weather that smashed into Sydney last night. I’ve read the online [...]

ANZ

Time for another digital reprint of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine, this piece appeared in their May edition. It seems a long time ago now that I spent A Week in Melbourne and I certainly noticed something very un-Brisbane like during that trip. Magazine called it… Melbourne madness It’s time [...]

weather

Last Wednesday I was kind of bragging about the rising temperatures here in Brisbane even though we were still in the middle month of winter. In the post about Brisbane’s Winters the temperature on the day was around 26°C and the forecast was for it to get even hotter. Well, on Friday in some parts [...]

sun

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 [...]

Aussie weather

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. What am I talking about? 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 [...]

sweater

Yes, this is big news. Today, something really strange happened to me, something that I don’t think has ever happened whilst I have been living here in Queensland. Today, during the daytime, at around 4:30 PM to be precise, I went outside to be greeted by (as usual) a very sunny and clear blue sky, [...]