After almost a month off, I am now back at work and staring wistfully out the window at the sunshine….although technically it is actually raining as I write this. In a blink of an eye, the days rushed past as I tried not to waste a minute. I did make a list of what I […]
You know it’s hot when…living in an Australian summer!
By Sarah in General, Weather 1 Comment Tags: Australian summer, heatwave, summer, summer holidays, you know it's hot when
Summer in Australia is an experience…it seems almost nowhere is immune when a heatwave hits! The last few days have been a reminder of just how hot it can get, even in the southern states….and last night turned out to be the hottest December night on record!! The only way I can describe it is […]
A day of fog, extreme heat and a new hairstyle…
By Sarah in General, Weather Tags: extreme heat, hot weather, summer, summer holidays, Weather
It’s hot…damn hot! When I start drafting this post, it was 42C outside….in the shade…for those in Fahrenheit, that is 106.7! I love the heat…I feel better when it’s hot…always have….but with this type of extreme heat, accompanied by strong winds and lightning strikes, a day like today can quickly turn very scary and dangerous. […]
My Friday Five – What I love about Summer!
By Sarah in General Tags: My Friday Five, summer, things I love about Summer
As I am writing this post, my weather station…a fabulous birthday present from my husband…is telling me it is 38C in the shade, with 17% humidity. It’s hot…damn hot! So I guess you could say that Summer has finally arrived to our state…and I love it! Here are five reasons why… 1. The Weather I […]
Summer Solstice – The Longest Day
By Sarah in General Tags: longest day, Southern Hemisphere, summer, Summer Solstice
Today, we experienced the Summer Solstice in Australia…which is the day that has the most daylight hours of any in the year! It usually occurs on the 21st December, but it can occur between the 20th and the 22nd December…this year, it is technically the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere on the 21st, but […]
My Friday Five – Apps for Surviving an Aussie Summer
By Sarah in Gadgets, Weather Tags: apps, Australia, Beachsafe, EmergencyAus, Fireready, My Friday Five, Pocketweather, summer, Sunsmart
Australia can be a wild environment…both on the coast and in the bush…and now Summer is here, our surroundings can quickly turn deadly. Improved technology has meant that we can now have important information, such as warnings, updated in real time at our fingertips! So for this week’s My Friday Five, I have select some […]
The Ravages of Summer
By Sarah in Garden, General Tags: drought, garden, heatwave, summer, summer in Melbourne
Our summer has been really weird this year….either cooler then it should be, or waaaayyy hotter then it should be…no nice balmy summer days and night. Its like Mother Nature is having fun turning the heating switch up to full blast every couple of weeks and watching us all wilt…humans, animals and plants… And now […]
The Heat is On!
By Sarah in General Tags: heat wave, summer, summer in Melbourne
After weeks of cool weather that was more like Autumn, even Winter, Mother Nature is finally turning up the heat…and has gone totally the other way! For my readers who are shivering in freezing cold temperatures, in southern Australia we are now experiencing a heat wave with temperatures up into the 40s…Celsius! That is around […]