Category Archives: Weather

A pot of gold in the front yard?

It’s not often you see a rainbow in your own front yard. We were sitting on the front porch appreciating a thunderstorm the other day, and noticed this one as the sun started to break through. Red-necked pademelons live in … Continue reading

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When is a paddock not a paddock?

When it’s a wetland, and apparently the pale-vented bush-hen (Amaurornis moluccana) thinks ours qualifies. I heard this bird for the first time last night, and the description on the Michael Morcombe and David Stewart bird app of “noisy” is about … Continue reading

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The storm bird sings!

The koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is called the “storm bird” around here, because it supposedly brings storms. More likely is that it arrives from the north part of Australia in spring, so is coincidental with the spring storms. It’s in fine … Continue reading

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When is a contrail not a contrail?

When it’s a distrail (dissipation trail) …

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Ain’t we got fun?

It’s east coast low time again, folks – 3 weeks after the last one (reported here). Ballina, well-known for having the highest rainfalls in the immediate region,  had 151 mL in the last 24 hours – phooey, I say. We … Continue reading

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A tad damp in Lismore

There’s been record flooding in Bundaberg and Grafton, and severe flooding in other places. We have been fortunate here in the valley. It’s very protected – hardly any wind whereas our neighbours on top of the mountain behind us said … Continue reading

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The usual east coast low

Give me a minute while I extract my foot from my mouth. While it’s true that our spring has the lowest average rainfall in the year in this part of the subtropics, we do get the occasional east coast low … Continue reading

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