Bushfires

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Indonesia is on fire, and smoke from that fire spreading across Southeast Asia. Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia and Brunei are all covered with an air polluting haze. These pictures from NASA’s Earth Observatory clearly show the huge amount of smoke covering the region. This is the Indonesian island of Sumatra… And these are [...]

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It’s been another glorious day here in Brisbane, the Mercury nudging up around 26-27°C, very nice. Just the kind of temperature I like and the skies couldn’t have been a better shade of blue. That’s why I was shocked to hear of the wild weather that smashed into Sydney last night. I’ve read the online [...]

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 [...]

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It’s been a hot, hot week here in Australia, very hot. Here in Brisbane, we’ve got off quite lightly compared to many other towns and cities. That said, the temperature gauge in my car peaked a couple of days ago at 38°C, that’s just over 100°F. Everybody has been feeling the heat, including snakes. This [...]

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 [...]