I’m in Brisbane for a few days. We were late arriving last night because – after Canberra Airport was closed the day before because it was surrounded by bushfires – yesterday planes from Sydney were diverted to Canberra because of a storm!
We flew around that storm on the way up to Queensland, and it was pretty spectacular sering all that lightning from the sky.
Here’s this morning’s view from my apartment.
Despite what the world’s news is reporting, the bushfires in Australia aren’t out! SOME are, but the rain people who don’t seem to understand the size of Australia are reporting on nonstop didn’t hit the whole country (we’re the same size as the United States – we don’t all have the same weather at the same time)!
A ten-minute hailstorm hit the south of Canberra at around 4:30 this afternoon, and then other parts an hour or so later, taking down powerlines all over the city. We had little rain – but a lot of ice!
The water bombing helicopters resumed flying over our city – still at work on the fires – immediately afterwards.
Happy Ukrainian New Year! As Ukrainian Christmas doesn’t happen until the 6th – 7th of January, New Year happens in the middle of the month.
The sky has again turned a disturbing shade of pink because of the bushfires surrounding Canberra at the moment.
With an out of control fire just outside the border with the ACT/Canberra at the moment, this is what the sun looks like.
This is not normal, despite what the propaganda wants you to think.