Australia Weather

Kingscliff

I’ve just spent a short weekend, as opposed to a long weekend, (just Friday afternoon and part of Saturday) down at Kingscliff, a seaside town in northern New South Wales. This is how it looked on the Saturday, that’s Saturday, 1 July 2017. July is, of course, the middle of winter here in Australia. Here [...]

It’s Official: Brisbane Summer of 2016/17 Hottest Yet thumbnail

I’ve been very quiet lately on this blog, my last post being Heatwave in Australia: Part One. There is a good reason for that, I’ve just moved house for the first time since moving to Australia over nine years ago. I mentioned that in my post called Moving House in Australia. Thankfully everything is beginning [...]

Heatwave in Australia: Part One thumbnail

I’ve called this ‘Part One’, because I know with an unerring certainty that there will be a part two at some point in the future. For now though, let me tell you about the weekend we have just had here in Australia. Scorchio! Yes, it was hot, very hot. Don’t take my word for it, [...]

East Coast Lows in Australia: Cause of Our Wild Weather thumbnail

You may remember that a couple years ago my wife did something which I regarded as totally insane, she went on a 55 km walk. Afterwards, she promised herself she would never do it again as she nursed her aching feet and pined for her missing toenails. This year the organisers, Oxfam Trailwalker Australia, changed [...]

swim

This weekend was the first weekend of our autumn, or ‘fall’ as some of you may prefer to call it. For us, it was also a weekend when we celebrated Elizabeth’s 12th birthday. This year she wanted a pool party, not in our back garden as we’ve often done in the past, but down at [...]

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 [...]

weather

It’s around this time of the year I like to do my Australia vs England, winter vs summer weather comparison. Traditionally, I go to Google and take a snapshot of the weather in London and Brisbane, then compare the two. I do it in July which is the middle of winter here and summer in [...]

rain

When we first arrived in Australia back in November 2007, we appeared to bring the British weather with us. Australia was in the midst of an ever worsening drought. All the talk was of saving water and “every drop counts” was the mantra of the South East Queensland Water Corporation. Even before we’d left England, [...]