Tropical Cyclone

Marmor

That’s a bit of a saying in these parts, “just another sunny day in Queensland“. Over the last few days as Tropical Cyclone Marcia rampaged down parts of the Queensland coast, I think we probably all knew that by Monday the sun would be back shining again as usual. And yes, you’ve guessed it, today [...]

Earthquake

It was around 10 o’clock in the evening on Monday when I sat down to watch a replay of the evening news on ABC. By that time, I’d already finished Monday’s post, a cutesy cuddly article called Look Who Joined Us for Dinner. That’s when I discovered for the first time that I had been in [...]

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 [...]

ului

No prizes for guessing what today’s post is about. It’s been a while coming, but on Sunday in the early hours, Ului arrived. After all the guesswork and the talk of its unpredictability, the Bureau of Meteorology did a pretty fine job of predicting exactly where it would cross the coast. Ului tore through The [...]

Brisbane Weather

Welcome to The Weather Channel. I did promise I wouldn’t turn this blog into The Weather Channel, but I didn’t know how difficult it would be to keep that promise. So, here’s the weather. Today, in western suburbs of Brisbane, around the area known as my back garden, it’s hot, the current temperature is around [...]

Cyclone Ului

But is there a sting in the tail? I did say back in January that we were heading into cyclone season here in Australia. It was predicted then that we may have three or four serious tropical cyclones here in Queensland with a significant danger that one or more may cross over to the mainland, [...]

hamish

It’s been a hectic but fun weekend here. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, it was my daughter’s fifth birthday this week. On Saturday we had a party. We kicked it off at about 6 p.m. and had 12 adults and nine children around. I fired up the barbecue and we all sat [...]

As bushfires still blaze out of control in Victoria, the floodwaters are starting to recede in North Queensland. Yes, Australia is a big country. It’s astonishing that two completely contrasting disasters can occur during the very same weekend in the very same country. At one end of the country there has been no rain for, [...]