Australian Climate

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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 [...]

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As most of you will know, last year's floods were as a result of us being in the middle of a very strong La Niña event. When she is around, it rains a lot. The opposite of a La Niña is an El Niño. When he is around, Australia can go into drought. I explained [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Australia is a big country; I know I have mentioned it before. But then, I'm just stating the obvious aren't I? Everybody knows Australia is a big country. But I was reminded of how big Australia is again this week. As you know I have been talking about the arrival of spring here over the [...]

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I did go to great lengths to explain the complexities of humidity in my post The Australian Climate: Humidity Explained. But that was quite wordy, so for those who prefer their explanations in pictorial form, this is for you. But this time, lets talk about the opposite of humidity. Aridity. Well, at least I think [...]

It's time to get hot and sweaty. Yes, today I'm going to be talking about humidity. I don't have any photographs of humidity, but that's probably a good thing. This is rocket science! No, it is, really! I have tried to understand humidity and the more I read the more confused I get. So if [...]

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