heatwave

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 [...]

Heatwaves: More Dangerous Than Crocs, Sharks, Spiders and Snakes Combined thumbnail

There is an article in today’s Daily Mirror about a man who suffered horrific sunburn on the hottest day of the year so far in the UK. Apparently, last Friday, and I quote ‘He spent all afternoon in the garden, enjoying his girlfriend’s hot tub as temperatures soared high above 20°C.’ Ooh, scorchio! You can [...]

Heatwave in Australia: Part One thumbnail

I’ve called this ‘Part One’, because I know with an unerring certainty that there will be a part two at some point in the future. For now though, let me tell you about the weekend we have just had here in Australia. Scorchio! Yes, it was hot, very hot. Don’t take my word for it, [...]

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Short answer is it gets very hot. Here’s the long answer. A heatwave Today it was hot in Victoria, very hot. Temperatures around Melbourne reached something like 41°C. Yes, very hot. The only place to be was the beach. For example, Brighton Beach, which is in Melbourne Victoria… But what is a heatwave? A heatwave [...]

A Godzilla of an El Niño Is on Its Way thumbnail

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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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 [...]

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This is another one of my “I’m not here” posts. By that I mean I’m not in Brisbane, I’m still here though, as in on the planet and still in Australia. I’m just not at home; this post has gone live by the magic of scheduling whilst we enjoy our second one-week summer holiday. Me, [...]

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Australia is a hot country, we know that. But even by Australian standards, right now, this place is hot, very hot. Australia is having a heatwave. Everybody seems to be getting a turn, it was only two weeks ago I wrote my post What’s Wrong With Brisbane? If you read that one you will have [...]