Saturday, 5 January 2008

Saturday notes

Showery this morning, with some pretty hefty downpours. The cloudscape compensates a little, you can watch it on the webcam. Temperatures don't merit much of a mention, with 5C at the moment.

The tropical cyclone in Australia is crossing Arnhem Land, the area east of Darwin. Once "Helen" reemerges over the open waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, the storm will strengthen to tropical storm strength. It will serve to compound problems with high tides along the Cape York peninsula, and very high waves. A buoy near Weipa is recording waves of 4 metres (13 feet), brought on by strong, on-shore monsoonal winds from the northwest.

Meanwhile across the Pacific in California, a winterstorm is bringing heavy snow and rain. Residents in areas affected by fires earlier this year are now sandbagging their homes against possible mudslides. Stay safe if you're either in Australia or California.


  1. morning guido. it's pretty miserable here too.very wet and the wind is getting up. i think i'll stay in today! like the webcam view. mrs tx

  2. Wow, I really like the webcam. Thanks for sharing with us!  Phyllis

  3. thanks; I'm in Southern California; we are getting rain/wind. Thankfully, I wasn't affected personally by the fires this past October, but others within a 20 mile radius are and you are right, lots of sand bags being used.


  4. Your weather sounds like CA....praying all stay safe there...and where you are too.  Take care!!!!

  5. It has been a realy mild day in my home town today her in England on the East coast..Yes we actualy got a little sunshine,it looked wonderful shining through my window.Roll on spring LOL!! Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

  6. Thanks, Guido!!  From California!!


  7. A little windy but dry in Central California....
    Linda :)