Australian Climate

sky

Yes, time for another “Winter versus Summer” comparison post here on BobinOz. I’ve done this before, it’s a bit of a tradition. Here’s the history of the contest so far… 13th of July 2011 I wrote… Australia vs England: The Weather London was cloudy, with a 20% chance of rain and the maximum temperature for [...]

Here’s a roundup of this week’s news and weather here in Australia. At the beginning of this week, tropical cyclone Lua smashed its way through north west Western Australia. The cyclone, which at one stage reached category four, hit wind speeds of up to 250 km/h. Luckily, it didn’t cause a lot of damage. For [...]

This week, on various different days, communities in and around Brisbane have been marking the anniversary of last year’s floods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cop2si0Dd-A As the reporter in the video says, the weather around Brisbane this week has been absolutely glorious. He’s right, it has been truly scorchio. Temperatures have been reaching between 32° and 37°C. So it [...]

get ready

For me? Yes, a letter from the Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, for me. Although it has to be noted that the letter was addressed to “Fellow Queenslanders” and not me personally. It appears this same letter has gone to the other 4.3 million or so people that live in the state as well. But, [...]

If it doesn’t rain by tomorrow morning, and it’s your not looking like it’s going to, Brisbane will have recorded its driest start to November on record. The record it will beat is 18 days without rain in November of 1915. Apparently it was also quite dry back in 1842, but as Weather Channel meteorologist [...]

ANZ

This year, Brisbane apparently had its coldest winter for 11 years. As I write this, winter is well and truly behind us. Today was not exactly scorchio, but it was a beautiful clear and sunny day with temperatures hitting around 28°C. That’s about 82°F or so. But when I wrote this article for the August [...]

beach

On Monday I was moaning because I didn’t really have the time to get over to see the Redcliffe Festival. Well, guess who went to Redcliffe yesterday? And…. Swam in the lagoon…… Had fun on the beach….. Played in the sand…. Climbed on the humongous tree… That’s right! Elizabeth with her mummy and some friends. [...]

hail

Today is the last day of winter here in Australia. I decided to provide you with a five-day weather backcast, because I find them far more accurate than weather forecasts. Frankly, you’d need to be psychic to predict what happened here in the last five days. Saturday As I said in Mondays post, Saturday it [...]