Australia Bushfires

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‘UK Set To Be Hotter Than Australia This Weekend’ Yeah, right. The sub-headline above has not been written by me, I’ve copied it from a UK tabloid who has been running with this story leading up to this weekend. Being a born and bred Brit, I like to keep up with the news in the [...]

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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? [...]

“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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As I mentioned in my post Repent All Australians: The End of the World is Nigh last Friday, we are currently going through a very hot spell here in Australia. Well, that’s why many people move to Australia, isn’t it, for the hot weather? Yes, but sometimes in some places it can get too hot [...]

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I had hoped that today would be a good time to change the mood of this blog and post about something light and entertaining, maybe even be a bit witty. And I thought it would make a change to write a post that didn’t mention the words rain, floods or cyclone. (Dang! Too late.) But [...]