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Stanley
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Posted -  28/12/2010  :  04:59
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moh
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Posted - 09/01/2011 : 13:34
Strange day, it is bright and sunny one minute then big black clouds. There is a very cold wind, and this morning there was a covering of snow up Crown Point. Forecast is for milder weather later in the week, but more rain with it.


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/01/2011 : 05:35
"Our week looks reasonable, nothing over 30C. Smile" We wish Cath!

Moh, same here but nothing happened. Strange rosy light at 9am and a light spatter of cold rain on the wind but we must have been lucky. Glass steady on 29". I suppose we'll have to wait and see. One consolation, if it snows it's too warm to stick.


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marilyn
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Posted - 10/01/2011 : 06:06
Well Cathy may be happy with the weather, but I think it has been hot and horrible here today. I think it is the humidty that I find so draining. I was like a rag doll by lunch time. Had to put the ducted cooling on to get through....hang the power bill....this heat knocks me for a six. Roll on Autumn.


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Cathy
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Posted - 10/01/2011 : 09:01
It was the north wind that made it yucky today, too hot and strong, at least we are not being flooded out or frizzled alive 

What happened there, I pressed the happy face and my post was posted...??

Am I cynical or what?..  Last night we had a tele appeal to raise money for the flood victims and over $10M was raised ($1M coming from Qantas), a further separate $20M from the government so far.  But, I got to thinking that there are approximatley 23million people in Oz..  OK, some are unemployed, some are low income and real battlers, some are children, some are pensioners, but how much has the average person given?  It just doesn't seem enough to me.  I reckon if half of us - 11.5M - gave $5 each that would amount to $57.5M.  Hopefully it is early days and people will continue to give. 

Edited by - Cathy on 10/01/2011 09:18:02 AM


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moh
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Posted - 10/01/2011 : 13:57
Dark and dismal with a very cold wind.


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/01/2011 : 06:07
Same here Moh. Nasy November weather. glass fallen again to 28.5 so more of the same. No frost in sight though.


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Cathy
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Posted - 11/01/2011 : 12:31
Just watching the late 'rolling' news re: the Qld floods

for those of u who may have expected more info re our Qld and NSW floods, all I can say is that this 'event' is so huge that I couldn't keep you up to date no matter how much i may have tried.  Every time I catch up with the news it has escalated to such greater proportions - the flooding, and damage just isn't stopping.  So many people homeless, isolated, deceased, missing, in danger, preparing to evacuate (and not knowing what will be left of their homes and community when they are allowed to return), etc.  so many evacuation centres are at full capacity.  Just such an awful, awful thing that has happened and so many are preparing for it still to happen in their own area as the rain, floods and damage and loss works it way down our eastern areas of Australia.  Toowoomba was hit by an inland tsunami, king tides are expected soon and Brisbane (Qld's capital) is expected to be 'hit' within 24hrs. So many towns and areas are covered with water.  Qld is a massive area of land and 75% has been declared  a disaster zone.  They have 10 people dead, and 78 missing (I imagine this is the tip of the iceberg, sadly) and I imagine your newspapers are covering this 'crisis' for want of a better word.  Unbelievable.  Frown


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frankwilk
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Posted - 11/01/2011 : 12:38
Poor coverage over here as yet, I feel sure we will send all the help we can.
Very Cold here today.
Better coverage now, it looks bad I think you have a pretty good PM who can strike the right note in a crisis.

Edited by - frankwilk on 11/01/2011 9:10:55 PM



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belle
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 00:01
Cathy it is horrific to be caught up in the sort of turmoil going on over there, I don't think we are covering it enough really.
Here they keep saying the thermometer is rising, and i just seem to be getting colder!


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marilyn
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 05:00
It is strange the way your media views Australia. We have an area of land bigger than the entire UK under water and it hardly rates a mention. (yes...well we will remember that...we have long memories...eh Cazza?Here we were feeling so sorry for folk during the Cumbrian Floods.)
We haven't even had a comment from the Queen!


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Stanley
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 05:49
I listened to a news report this morning on the follds in Brisbane. They were saying they are going to turn the electricity off as a precaution. Sounds very serious.

Glass steady on 29" and we have cold rain, more to come. Still it's very warm winds from the south so no frost. Some of us will bask in 10C today!


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Stanley
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 06:29
Some economic consequences of the floods. Oz supplies half the world's coking coal for steel making and the export of coal is 30% of Australia's GDP, Queensland being by far the biggest producer. The price of coking coal on world market is up 20% and expected to reach 35%, about A$300 a ton with consequences for world steel prices. The drowned out mines and infrastructure will take many months to get back to anywhere near full production. It's not an economic disaster for one of the world's healthiest economies but it's very serious.


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Tizer
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 09:58
Cathy and Maz, there has been lots of cover here in the news media. Have a look at this BBC weather news web page. It changes day by day but this morning, for example, 4 of the 7 stories are on Queensland. There has been more on TV and the Internet than on radio because it is suited to visual rather than sound news. The TV footage last night was shocking with cars sailing down the streets in rushing, muddy floodwaters. What I found most unsettling was to see in those pictures people standing around in water up to their chest while the cars and detritus were racing past them. One slight change in the direction of flow and those folk would have been drowned. It made me wonder if they are still alive.

Stanley, the lobbying by the mining industry in Australia is the reason why the government there has been so resistant to accepting the need to do anything about climate change. Valuable exports! Now it's almost as if Mother Nature is taking revenge and shutting the mines. I'm not saying the flood is due to climate change but it's an early warning of things to come.

Edited by - Tizer on 12/01/2011 09:59:42


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frankwilk
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 10:38
The guy on the weather said it was because it is an El Nina year ?? 



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moh
Silver Surfer


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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 13:43
Dull, grey and cold again.  We left Burnley yesterday under thick black clouds and went to the coast, when we got to Preston the sun was shining and it was a glorious but cold day.  It had improved when we returned and we had a lovely clear evening.


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