winter

Kingscliff

I’ve just spent a short weekend, as opposed to a long weekend, (just Friday afternoon and part of Saturday) down at Kingscliff, a seaside town in northern New South Wales. This is how it looked on the Saturday, that’s Saturday, 1 July 2017. July is, of course, the middle of winter here in Australia. Here [...]

sun

Welcome once again to my annual comparison of Brisbane’s weather in the middle of winter with that of London’s in the middle of summer. No time for road trip tales today, this is important, we do this every year. This is the ninth contest in the series, proving, if anything, that once I’ve got the [...]

christmas

In typical Brisbane fashion the wicked cold snap we suffered precisely 12 days ago now seems to be well and truly behind us. Saturday was a beautiful winter’s day, 23°C with a never-ending clear blue sky. This was, in some ways, a bit of a pity because Saturday was the 25th July which is Christmas [...]

weather

Have you ever started to do something on a regular basis and then you find you just can’t stop? That’s exactly what’s happening right here, right now, on this website. It’s time for my traditional Brisbane’s winter versus London’s summer weather comparison. Brisbane’s winter versus London’s summer compared 2015 Yes, this particular head-to-head has been [...]

sun

It was only two weeks ago today that I was writing my seventh traditional middle of the winter post in which I compare London Summers and Brisbane Winters. And that post was written just a few days after Brisbane had recorded its coldest day for 103 years. So, time for an update on that. Here’s [...]

Aussie weather

If this were a game of football in the World Cup or in any competition, it would be a fantastic match. End to end, as they say. What am I talking about? Yes, my annual midwinter post where I compare Brisbane’s weather with that of London where, of course, it’s the middle of summer. It’s [...]

kids

It’s the start of the second week of the winter school holidays here and for those who have decided not to go away, there’s always plenty to do in and around where you live. Take, for example, where I live in Brisbane. A quick Google for “things to do in Brisbane during the school holidays” [...]

Port Douglas

On Monday in my post called Cold Snap Hits Brisbane and Queensland’s South-East I had a bit of a whinge about a slightly chilly Australia. Well, not slightly chilly everywhere, in some places downright cold. Although night-time temperatures are rather chilly here in Brisbane, during the day the weather is still pretty good, often almost [...]