It has been snowing all night, and now there is a blizzard outside. Lucky for me the shops arent far, so I went out to buy supplies for the day.
hot and humid here. About 30C (shady side of the house). We were going to cut some firewood ready for winter but baked some Afghans instead. The kitchen is cooler than the garden, even with the oven on! Hope the weather keeps like this as we are heading for the beach tomorrow for a mini camp-out.
There has just been news reported that there were 130 accidents in the last 24 hours, in one part of the centre of Munich caused by the snow. Normally, it takes months for that many accidents to happen.
31c and lovely here. Can't really complain. Late summer. The days are lovely.
We always have around 30 degrees at Bangkok which is lovely - But besides this I do miss the winter cold sometimes... It would be good to have snow time to time... But I have no reason to complain - sunshine makes you happy 😊
The first snow of this year started falling around an hour ago, here in Bavaria, Germany. 😊 Christmas weather!
Wonderful atmosphere in Egypt in all seasons of the year
Once again, its warming up nicely here 😊, our Christmas weather Mel!
While I love a warm / hot Christmas, bbq, beach, long lazy summer days etc etc, there is definitely something to be said for snow and log fires, board games with the family...one day we plan to take Samara north for Christmas, see Santa and the reindeer in Lapland. Sorry, wandered off topic there. Must go out and enjoy the sun before those dark clouds looming on the horizon get any closer.
I enjoyed the first snow too Mel. I'm looking forward to a lot more. In my hometown in the States we don't get too much snow
Our weather...ridiculous...Half of the east coast is underwater..im on the west coast so I have floods 400ks north and the temperature has sat between 35c and 44c all through christmas and new year. While it was 44c here in West Aus it was snowing in Tasmania...
Its not global warming, its a La Nina year. Still sucks when Im in a drought on severe water restrictions, whole towns are submerged and the humidity reached 68% christmas day. I want a little bit of rain.....just a wee bit. Very sad for the people in QLD - 10 deaths and the scale of the floods is just monsterous...people have lost businesses and wont be able to return to their homes in some cases for months.
Just an update on our weather - over the weekend Ive been busy working with the state emergency service and playing evacuation centre for 3 of my friends who have lost their homes - The fires were started by one spark from an angle grinder and 74 homes have been completely destroyed with a further 40+ damaged....and luckily not a single loss of life.
We stopped prescribed/back burning here in my area over ten years ago due to people complaining about smoke inhalation and native wildlife casualties. A lot of our fauna in this area is fire dependant - meaning it needs a good burn every few years to induce flowering or burst open seed pods. With the increase in people moving into the hills and introducing "garden plants" a lot have become weeds and gotten into the bush....and residents complain that burning of natural bushland is the complete opposite of why they moved there in the first place..to enjoy the seclusion of the bush and old growth trees. Compounding this there have been a lot of laws put in place to stop people chopping down trees on their properties as the trees are listed as habitat trees for endangered species. So we had a situation where 20 years of fuel load had built up on the bushland floor, houses butting right up against hundreds of acres of bush, people having large trees right up to their houses and the worst culprit..evaporative airconditioning which sucked embers blown ahead of the fire into the roof of homes.
I am attending a forum this week on why we can expect a lot more of these types of fires here in Western Australia and why climate "shift" is influencing the risk.
We are just very thankful that no lives were lost. Its suprising how infrastructure damage can make a big difference to our daily lives...the one bridge that carries all the traffic up the hill from my house to Roleystone where the fires hit hardest has melted in the heat of the fire..what used to take me an 8 minute drive to get my son to school is now a 122km round trip.
Australia......half the country is under water, the other half is on fire!
Last day of winter here in Kelowna, BC, Canada and we've had everything, sun, rain, cloudy with about 30 ft of visibility, snow, wind and now its calm and overcast.
It's finally looking like Spring is arriving in London! It was a beautiful sunny day today, with a top temperature of 14 degrees. Can't really complain about that!
Now we have finally done it..it has not rained since January..we have had the hottest dryest summer ever here in Western Australia. There have been something like 56 days over 32 degrees Celsius and its not nice at all. In the north of the state we have so much water that there is a million litres of water rushing into the Ord River catchment per minute.
VERY sick of this weather. We would like to have some form of autumn if summer would kindly like to die a natural death and go away...please.
We got the first snow of the year yesterday, here in Munich, Germany. It came late this year. Some years, the first snow flakes come down in October.
There is also a bitterly cold wind blowing outside, so definately time to start doing cosy Christmas stuff.
We've had a few days up near 37 degrees celcius this month but the last few weeks have really been sitting around the 28 degree mark with nights around 18... quite pleasant really 😊 Feels a bit weird that it wont be a stinking hot 40 degree xmas though....
I woke up to a snow blizzard this morning, which is confusing me. Happy Christmas, Everyone! 😊
We had some beautiful weather here in North Norfolk UK, starting
about 4 weeks ago and lasting for a fortnight. Everybody
commented on how weird it was - Aberdeen in North East Scotland had record March temperatures of 23.something degrees centigrade. Suddenly these amazing temperatures came to an abrupt end and about two weeks ago Aberdeen was under a foot of snow! Eastern England was declared a drought area so for the past week or so its done nothing but rain, although today the sun came out!