Australian Climate

Ita

Fishermen eh, what are they like? I’ll get to that in a minute. If you read Friday’s post called Cyclone Ita Heading for Cooktown, FNQ you would have heard about a cyclone called Ita which was heading for Cooktown in Far North Queensland. Yes, the title kind of nailed it. So, what happened? Cyclone Ita [...]

Danger

I’m currently writing tonight’s post on my wife’s computer. My PC has been playing up lately and today it showed me the BSOD, or to give it it’s full name, the Blue Screen of Death. If you don’t really know what that means, it’s the equivalent of the robot, B-9, from Lost in Space running [...]

autumn

It crossed my mind a few days ago that our evenings have started to get a bit cooler and then, all of a sudden, I realised… It’s autumn! And as at the first of this month, indeed it was autumn. Autumn When I left England in November 2007, it was also autumn, here’s a very [...]

rain

Here in South East Queensland (SEQ), that’s the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast areas, it’s hard to believe that more than two thirds of our state has been drought declared for a while. The weather has been hot and dry for most of the time, yes, but we have still had a bit of [...]

“This emergency is the worst Victoria has faced since 2009.” Almost exactly 5 years ago I wrote about that emergency in my post Australia’s Tragic Weekend. Unfortunately, this weekend many people in Melbourne and the surrounding areas of Victoria have found themselves fighting bushfires again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=532AX6b3VXU Three weeks ago Adelaide battled bushfires and Perth was [...]

ANZ

Well, I’ve been talking about heatwaves all week, so it’s very strange for me to now be writing about getting used to Australian winters. The reason? It’s time for another reprint of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine. This one appeared in their September issue, which means I would have written it [...]

hot

Australia is a hot country, we know that. But even by Australian standards, right now, this place is hot, very hot. Australia is having a heatwave. Everybody seems to be getting a turn, it was only two weeks ago I wrote my post What’s Wrong With Brisbane? If you read that one you will have [...]

Koala

Last Monday in my post called What’s wrong With Brisbane? I spoke about the ridiculously high temperatures we were suffering at the time. I also mentioned that on North Stradbroke Island, one of our favourite places, bushfires were raging in a fire that was started by a lightning strike. I had hoped the storm that passed over [...]