There’s an old rhyme that goes along the lines of…
Whether the weather be cold
Whether the weather be hot
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
We’ll weather it like it or not.
Over the past few days we’ve been getting some severe dissonance caused by the appearance of some wild and woolly weather patterns. We’ve had floods, snow, hail, gales etc… normal for other parts of the world but missing from NSW for the best part of 15 years so came as a bit of a surprise.
The dissonance is caused by the desperate need we have for water and for the dams to be filled, contrasted with the damage the floods have caused and the ongoing misery of the cold and rain. Even us British born whingers aren’t used to these conditions any more 🙂
The major storm predicted for last night didn’t eventuate luckily because, it seems. there was some sort of ‘inversion’ (whatever that is) over the Sydney basin but today the forecast is for that to change as we’re expecting high winds soon. Along with the wind of course comes rain… but for those along the coast will come 5 – 8 metre surf so they might be in for a few problems!
The kids will be in school, and their school is both on a hill, *and* heavily wooded all through so they’ll have to be careful. Me? Well I’ll be keeping a lookout for falling trees… and hunkering down in my dugout until the power goes and I can’t play online any more 🙂
Still… winter won’t last long… a few more weeks and we’ll be again complaining about the heat and the drought.