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Throw Another Shrimp On The Barbie Video

By |January 17th, 2014|

Yay. It’s Friday. I hope you’ve all had a good week and are ready for the weekend ahead?

Its forecast to be a steamy one here in Perth this weekend. Since the crazy weather we had last weekend the weather this week has been quite pleasant with cool nights returning and day time temps in […]

Surviving Armageddon

By |January 13th, 2014|

So, we made it. Perhaps Armageddon, a term often used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario might be pushing things a little, still this weekends weather events were a little obscure to say the least.

Apparently this weekend, the Western Australian Bush was the hottest place on earth. […]

Weather In Perth – Forecast To Be Hot

By |January 25th, 2012|

I’ve not ‘blogged’ about the weather for ages so I’m sure for those of you freezing your ‘bits off’ in other countres around the world, will be delighted to read that here in Perth we’re set for a record breaking week of very high temperatures (remember it is summer after all).

Perth is bracing itself for extreme temperatures over the next week with 40 degrees being the expected average top temperature.

The minimum temperature forecast won’t bring much relief either hovering around the mid-20s overnight. […]

Gardening In Australia – Two Years On

By |April 6th, 2010|

So I thought I’d write a quick update today for those readers with fingers of the green variety.

Just over two years ago I wrote an entry titled gardening in Australia in which I wrote about the challenges of the local soil and the sheer lack of experience I had growing exotic plants such as the Lemon and Orange trees which are readily available at our local garden centre.

Well, 24 months after writing this entry, I’m pleased to say that I’ve taken to gardening in Australia pretty well and to say that the Australia weather suits plant life out here would be somewhat of an understatement. […]

Perth Weather – That’s what you get for gloating!

By |March 23rd, 2010|

I know I can often be a little romantic about the wonderful weather we receive here in Western Australia.

Perth is the sunniest capital city in the world at the end of the day so it’s often very easy to gloat when the weathers so damn nice all the time.

Yesterday it would seem was payback time for that three years of gloating when the worse weather experienced in Perth in over 10 years hit the CBD and surrounding areas.. VERY hard!! […]

Emigrating to Australia – An Exciting Venture

By |January 30th, 2010|

The welcoming country down under summons you to have a look at its great landscapes, rough mountains, lovely, warm climate and abundant way of life. Australia certainly has the most excellent elements to have a convenient and comfortable life. Perhaps these are the main reasons why it has continued to be a favorite holiday destination.

Should You Emigrate to Australia? – A Personal View

By |January 29th, 2010|

There are plenty of people wondering whether to emigrate to Australia. The lure of a new life with higher living standards and better prospects for your children has always been a big draw for new migrants. But as someone who decided successfully to emigrate to Australia from the UK, what really motivated me was to hear the stories of those who had gone before me.

Getting Hot! Hot! Hot!

By |January 18th, 2010|

Phew! What a scorcher.

Yesterday saw the hottest day in Perth for nearly two years with the mercury hitting 42.9C . By 5am, the temperature at Champion Lakes near Armadale were already 30.4C – warmer than in Marble Bar, which is Australia’s hottest town and only 20.6C at that time.
At time of typing the temperatures are just shy of 41C so it looks like it’s going to be another hot one today

The hottest ever recorded temperature in Perth was 46.2 °C (115 °F) on 23 February 1991 and I can imagine, back then it must have been pretty unbearable. […]

Poor Weather? Take It Easy Man

By |January 7th, 2010|

So I’ve been getting updates on email and Facebook from friends back in the UK and the general consensus of opinion seems to be that the snow was great over Christmas however everyone is kind of getting ‘over it’ now.

Looking on the BBC’s website today it looks like the severity of the bitterly cold weather is causing significant disruptions across the UK and much of Northern Europe with over 16 inches of snow being recorded in a 24 hour period in some places!

If it’s any consolation for those getting a little fed up, the weather down in Australia can cause problems to. I saw the attached poster on the train yesterday and it made me chuckle. So much so that I had to take a picture of it to share with our Getting Down Under readers. […]

Snowing in Australia – nearly

By |July 20th, 2009|

It’s been a while since I’ve complained about the weather and as I’m an Englishman wishing to retain at least a small portion of my Englishness I thought today was as good a day as any.

Back in the UK, the English summer is in full swing. From what I’ve heard from the friends and family back in the UK; it’s been a pretty good one to with UK residents receiving more than two whole days of sunshine! ;)

Season wise Australia is exactly six months in front of the UK so here in Australia, Winter is in full swing.

This will be the third winter we’ve experienced since being down under and I don’t know if it’s simply because we’re becoming acclimatised to the weather (or I may be just going soft) but this feels like some of the coldest winter weather I’ve experienced since moving to Australia. […]

Australia versus the UK – Is Australia really the answer?

By |February 27th, 2009|

As the British economy hits rock bottom, thousands of skilled workers are looking abroad to start up a brighter, more stable life in a different economy.

Traditionally, Australia and New Zealand have been a favourite destination for British skilled migrants, but it seems now their economies are also feeling the rippling effects of the American and British recessions.

There has been much debate as to whether Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) would lower the record rates of immigration to Australia in the 2009-10 Budget in response to his country’s prospective financial troubles.   […]

South Australia and Victoria are having a bit of a heatwave

By |January 31st, 2009|

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I wrote about the recent hot weather we were experiencing here in Perth.

We were hitting temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius and I have to say it was pretty warm. We were grateful for the air-con that’s for sure.

Now pop a few thousand miles South East of here to good old South Australia and Victoria and the guys over there are having a seriously hard time of it.

Adelaide has had a 15 day string of temperatures in excess of 35 degrees C which is a one in 3000 year event apparently.

Meanwhile, In Victoria, bush fires have destroyed at least 10 homes with nearly 500,000 people in the state losing power (and the all important air conditioning) following severe pressure on the electricity grid. […]

Phew – What a scorcher – Again!

By |January 16th, 2009|

It’s only been a few days since I last blogged about the weather but thought todays forecast would be worth a mention.

All I can say is ‘Hot!’

Last night was hot to. I had to get up during the night to put the air conditioning on and at 2am the temperature was 86 degrees farenheight (32 C)

I love it though. Today the forecast is in the 100’s (40’s C) and I just feel like ‘bring it on’! (click the map for todays forecast)

It’s very easy to winge about the weather but back in the UK days like the days we’ve had pretty much all month so far would make headline news, Just as they did when I wrote this entry whilst still living in the UK. […]

Getting a little bit warm and dealing with a hot cat

By |December 31st, 2008|

So it’s started to get a little warm here in Western Australia and yesterday it hit 40 degrees Celsius which is the first time this summer that it’s hit this temperature.

Today the forecast is a very warm 38 C and tomorrow (new years day) we’ll be hitting the 40’s again.

Nothing for a bloke […]

Merry Christmas Everyone!

By |December 24th, 2008|

Well this is our third Christmas since we arrived down under and the family and I are really looking forward to a nice relaxing Christmas day.

The Turkey has been taken out of the freezer and the next 24 hours should hopefully provide sufficient time for the thing to be defrosted.We’ve also got some huge […]

Spring is in the air

By |August 31st, 2008|

I can’t believe that it’s nearly spring! On the basis that the Aussie season is about 6 months ahead (or behind) the UK then the 1st of September here in Western Australia makes it the equivalent of March back in old Blighty.

It’s been a pretty ‘avvo’ winter and it’s felt a little colder then […]