Floods

Adelaide

Having returned from my one-week holiday in Tokyo last weekend, I’ve been catching up with the news I missed out on whilst I was away from Australia. Did anything major happen during my absence? It quickly became apparent that something did happen, and it happened to all of residents in the state of South Australia. [...]

Mon Repos

On Monday I talked about the first stop on my road trip, which was Bundaberg. In that post I also mentioned that I visited Mon Repos, a beach where loggerhead turtles come to nest. I was unlucky, the nesting season doesn’t start until November, so the beaches were totally turtleless… Today I can show you [...]

Derwent

As you will probably remember from Monday’s post, we’ve had Extremely Wild Weather Smashing Australia’s South-East Coast this week. At the time, Sydney had taken the brunt of it, but I did also mention that it had moved on to Tasmania. Tasmania is one of Australia’s most beautiful, green and lush states. I went there about [...]

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A couple of weeks ago, which was just one week before the beginning of winter here in Australia, I was bragging about the beautiful weather we were still having in Brisbane. Now we are one week into winter, and the weather has changed quite dramatically. Here’s how part of Brisbane looked on Saturday morning; this [...]

rain

Today Queenslanders were delivered their ‘cyclone sandwich” as expected, with Tropical Cyclones Lam and Marcia making landfall this morning. Cyclone Lam crossed onto the mainland as a Category 4 system just after 2 o’clock this morning and left the small Arnhem Land’s Milingimbi community, 500 kilometres east of Darwin, without power, water and sewerage. Cyclone [...]

pool

It’s all over for another year, Christmas and New Year’s Eve is now behind us, time to kick on with 2015. Last time I posted on this blog was just before Christmas and I looked at how the weather would be around this nation in my post called Christmas in Australia: What’s It Really like? [...]

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Winter in the UK I’ve never done this before, compare an Aussie summer with an English winter, but the events of the weekend over in the UK have been quite shocking. Well, I thought it was just the weekend, but it seems the UK’s wild storms have been bashing the country since the end of October [...]

pray

On Monday of this week we had the first significant rainfalls in Brisbane for something like 75 days. Where I live in the western suburbs of Brisbane I can’t even remember it raining in the last 75 days, and I have to say that everything in the garden is looking a little browned off. Here [...]