Cyclone

The Truth about the Weather in Australia This Summer thumbnail

‘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 [...]

Queensland’s Cyclone Free Summer Comes to an Abrupt End With Debbie thumbnail

In a post called It’s Official: Brisbane Summer of 2016/17 Hottest Yet at the beginning of this month, I mentioned how strange it was that we had not had any cyclones at all this year in Queensland. Oh dear. I think it was Saturday when I first heard about Cyclone Debbie forming off of the [...]

pool

On the afternoon of Wednesday 9 November this year we had a rather violent hailstone storm pass over our house. Here’s how our swimming pool looked on the day; please do click on the picture to see the full view… Poor Mrs Bob was out in the car at the time. She got caught up [...]

Cardwell

In Wednesdays post I mentioned that I had driven from Wallaman Falls, which is east of Ingham, to Cardwell on the coast. What I didn’t say though is that in doing that, I’d crossed from North Queensland into Far North Queensland. Or FNQ, as it is sometimes called. There, I’ve said it now. I did [...]

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 [...]

anz

I have to say, I’m not a native Australian but I am guilty of talking about the weather quite a lot since I’ve lived here. Just recently, I’ve talked about Wild Weather Around Australia, Sydney’s Severe Weather and Preparing for Summer Part Two: Severe Weather. That’s just in the last three weeks! And that’s exactly [...]

Danger

I’m currently writing tonight’s post on my wife’s computer. My PC has been playing up lately and today it showed me the BSOD, or to give it it’s full name, the Blue Screen of Death. If you don’t really know what that means, it’s the equivalent of the robot, B-9, from Lost in Space running [...]

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 [...]