Storm Season

fernvale

Now then, what was I saying in Wednesday’s post called A Godzilla of an El Niño Is on Its Way? Ah, that’s right, yes, amongst other things one of the features of El Niño was to be that we would get lower rainfall and fewer cyclones. I’m pretty sure the people of Fernvale would tend [...]

storms

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 [...]

hot

Australia isn’t the only country to get wild weather, we’ve had plenty of examples recently of that. In just the last three weeks we’ve had storms lash Britain, the devastating Typhoon strike in the Philippines and just this weekend tornadoes ripped through America’s Midwest. Storm season, you won’t be surprised to hear, has now turned [...]

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 [...]

floods

Last Friday I wrote about Hervey Bay: Sun, Sea, Sand and a Place to Chill. Since then, nothing, so what happened to Monday’s post? Well, Monday was a bank holiday because Saturday 26th of January was Australia Day, so we had Monday off in lieu making for a long weekend. Lovely! Actually not, and the [...]

BOM

This post can be regarded as some kind of “closing the barn door after the horse has bolted” sort of thing. For about a month or so now, as you drive around these parts, you will occasionally come across a poster or one of those electronic signs. In the past these signs and posters have [...]

get ready

For me? Yes, a letter from the Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, for me. Although it has to be noted that the letter was addressed to “Fellow Queenslanders” and not me personally. It appears this same letter has gone to the other 4.3 million or so people that live in the state as well. But, [...]

storm

Barely a week to go to Christmas and I’ve heard that Britain is bracing itself for a battering of snow. Here in south-east Queensland, we are also being battered, by storms! Yes, it’s storm season in Australia. Yesterday afternoon, more than 100,000 homes lost power as a ferocious storm ripped through Brisbane. 28,000 lightning strikes [...]