Monday, December 26, 2011

Weird Weather

Image courtesy of Sky News

We had a lovely quiet day at home yesterday. Well it was quiet in between thunderstorms and there were quite a few of them! In fact it was the weirdest weather I have ever seen. There was even a tornado at Fiskville, a small town between Bacchus Marsh & Ballarat. We never get tornadoes. Well hardly ever I know of one other one a few years ago. The western side of Melbourne was on tornado watch for a while.

Image courtesy of The Australian

While we in Victoria were being battered with hail and thunderstorms the top end of Australia was preparing for T.C. Grant to make landfall. The news websites made so many comparisons to Cyclone Tracy which hit Darwin on Christmas Day 37 years ago. I felt awful for those in the Territory but at least this time around they are better prepared. The buildings are built to a better standard and the strength of Grant isn't as bad as what Tracy was.

Image courtesy of ABC News
In Queensland some of the beaches were closed as massive waves battered the coast caused by Ex-tropical Cyclone Fina.

We have definitely had a mixed bag of weather these past few days. I am sure that this is only a taste of what's to come.

So what's the weather like in your neck of the woods? A lot calmer than here I hope.
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