Sunday, February 08, 2009

The extremities of Australia

The monsoon trough covers North Queensland.
radar image, Bureau of Meteorology

Flooded Ingham
photos AFP

Wallabies seek refuge from the flood.

Some places have had two metres of rain—that's 6'6" in the old scale—in just two or three days.

Meanwhile in Victoria....

Photos from Reuters

Photo by Jason Smith, Fairfax Media

Temperatures have reached 48° C—118°F—in some places. The death toll from the fires in Victoria is estimated to be near 40 so far, & deaths from heat exhaustion & related causes in Victoria & South Australia is up over the 100 mark.


Blogger Ernesto said...

I hope you are hanging on there, Mark. I can't believe the temperatures there- here our max is 4C. Be safe and stay cool, mate.

8:23 PM  

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