Australian Climate

hot

Australia isn’t the only country to get wild weather, we’ve had plenty of examples recently of that. In just the last three weeks we’ve had storms lash Britain, the devastating Typhoon strike in the Philippines and just this weekend tornadoes ripped through America’s Midwest. Storm season, you won’t be surprised to hear, has now turned [...]

Bushfires

Very little rain in the last month or two, temperatures of 30°C or more and wind. Together they are the three ingredients for bushfires as I explained in my post Fire Safety in Australia: Prepare, stay and defend or go early. Sadly I have to return to this subject again, it’s been a particularly tough [...]

bob

One of the big attractions for us in moving to Australia was the weather. England, in case anybody doesn’t know, can be very “grey” and “drizzly”. Don’t get me wrong, the UK does do the four seasons very well; maybe you might get a bit of snow in winter but you will also get those [...]

pray

On Monday of this week we had the first significant rainfalls in Brisbane for something like 75 days. Where I live in the western suburbs of Brisbane I can’t even remember it raining in the last 75 days, and I have to say that everything in the garden is looking a little browned off. Here [...]

floods

Which Australian city is the least windy? I’ll get to that shortly. In this month’s edition of our free magazine/large leaflet “Living in Brisbane” (delivered to our door) we are again being advised to prepare for this year’s storm season. The storm season generally runs from around October through to May each year, and here [...]

lake

Was it really just over three weeks ago that I was whingeing about the cold weather here? Yes, on 17 July I wrote my traditional post comparing temperatures in the middle of Brisbane’s winter with London’s summer, and London thrashed us. As I said at the time, London had romped home with a winning distance [...]

park

On Sunday evening I went for a little walk around Rocks Riverside Park which is in a suburb called Seventeen Mile Rocks, about 10 kilometres south of Brisbane City. Here’s a photograph taken by somebody smart who owns a smart camera… That photograph is courtesy of the Wikipedia page all about Rocks Riverside Park and its [...]

cricket

I am not a cricket man, I could stare at a cricket scorecard for a week and probably still not be able to tell you who is winning. Let’s take the Ashes for example. I just Googled “ashes cricket 2013 scoreboard” and, unsurprisingly, got to the scorecard of the 2013 Ashes. There was a lot [...]