Friday, December 31st, 2010

Closing the year 2010

 
It’s such an ‘Adelaide’ tradition to close off the year with a scorcher – the temperature is forecasted to reach 41C before a change comes to cool the mercury down …


Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Summer says hello

 
After the cool and beautiful Spring days that Adelaide experienced in the last two months, Summer pokes her head and says hello today. The maximum was around 33.7C at 3.21pm …


Sunday, February 8th, 2009

The Land of Fire and Water

The cool change finally reached Adelaide *phew*. It’s a pleasant 22C now at 11.00am here, and the plants and trees are looking happier already. After experiencing nearly two weeks of …


Sunday, February 1st, 2009

I Had a Dream … of Nasi Goreng

 
Time marches on and it’s already February – from Wikipedia, I learned that February was named after the Latin word februum, meaning ‘purification’. It’s the month where Adelaide is usually …


Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Another day, another baking

The maximum temperature reached 43.4C at nine minutes past three – another scorching day in Adelaide. I’m not enjoying the heatwave at all! The bad news is that the maximum …


Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Six days of over 40C

Today’s maximum is the hottest day in sixty years here in Adelaide – the mercury reached 45.7C at 3.31pm with the minimum of 30.7C, if you call that to be …


Saturday, March 15th, 2008

In a contemplative mood

It’s Saturday morning, 11.30am and I’m in a strangely contemplative mood – it’s another warm morning here in Adelaide. The city is experiencing the worst heatwave – it’s now the …


Friday, January 4th, 2008

A balmy night’s journal

Another heatwave has descended upon Adelaide – the temperature didn’t quite reach the extremes that were reached around New Year’s Eve but it’s been a hot day nevertheless. It reached …


Monday, December 31st, 2007

So this is it – 2008!!!

 

 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It’s 21 minutes past midnight and I’ve just watched the coverage of the New Year’s Eve fireworks party in Sydney on Channel 10. I’ve said my …


Monday, December 31st, 2007

Turn off the oven, s’il vous plaît!

It’s just past midday here in Adelaide and it’s friggin’ hot – the temperature has reached 40+ centigrade in the last three days. It reached 40.5C (104.9F) on Saturday, …