Cyclones

bob

One of the big attractions for us in moving to Australia was the weather. England, in case anybody doesn’t know, can be very “grey” and “drizzly”. Don’t get me wrong, the UK does do the four seasons very well; maybe you might get a bit of snow in winter but you will also get those [...]

floods

Which Australian city is the least windy? I’ll get to that shortly. In this month’s edition of our free magazine/large leaflet “Living in Brisbane” (delivered to our door) we are again being advised to prepare for this year’s storm season. The storm season generally runs from around October through to May each year, and here [...]

Here’s a roundup of this week’s news and weather here in Australia. At the beginning of this week, tropical cyclone Lua smashed its way through north west Western Australia. The cyclone, which at one stage reached category four, hit wind speeds of up to 250 km/h. Luckily, it didn’t cause a lot of damage. For [...]

bananas

In Mondays post, about three years in Australia, I wondered whether my views would change now that I have got through the honeymoon period. As I write this, I’m fast approaching my fourth anniversary of life in Australia; will I start to see Oz in a different light? Well, there is no doubt I am [...]