It's almost Summer here in Bris, only a couple of weeks to go, but like every year the summer storms arrive well before the calendar tells us they should. We've had a string of thunderstorms over the weekend, with damaging hail, wind, rain and lightning. Our Weather Bureau is always on the ball, predicting these things and putting out appropriate warnings, but the storms intensity can be unpredictable...and they're getting worse!
Here's some pics from yesterday afternoon, and we were lucky, we just got the edge of this storm, with no golf ball size hail, like other areas in Brisbane.
This was about 5pm, it's light here until 6.30pm atm. The light started to go so we walked outside to see what we were in for this time.
5 minutes later, this is when I dragged the (adult) kids back inside, and went to turn the oven up a bit so my Lasagne would be cooked in case we lost power. The storms are mesmerizing to watch, but the lightning is deadly.
(thanks Natalie for this last photo).
Another beautiful day today, looking in the same direction as the previous photo, but already close to 31C and with the prediction of another storm tonight :-)
If you're at all interested in keeping track of our Summer storms for the next 3 months here in Brisbane, here's the link to our local weather radar, it's also in my Favourite Links called BOM.