For the second time this winter we got an extraordinary weather pattern that brought about unseasonable wind and rain to South East Queensland. An east coast Low pressure system, inconjunction with a surface trough brought us strong winds and unseasonable rain. br> br>
We only received 75+ mm, but this represents a significant on day fall when the monthly average is just 42mm. br> br>
The total recorded here(so far) for July 2016 is 300.5 mm – representing more than 7 times the average for the month.
Living off-grid means you are completely dependent on the weather. A cloudy day effects how things are done around the house but three days without sun on the solar panels results in very low power.
The Weekend of the 4th-5th June brought a rare and dangerous confluence of weather systems to the Eastern Coast of Australia, and for us, heavy rain for the Soth East corner of Queensland. Especially the Scenic Rim.
We had our local Wedge-tailed Eagles visit us again today. This time they were off the deck and only just above us, giving us a great view of their flight and antics.
We noticed the small birds in our backyard were searching for water, so we created a birdbath for them simply by turning an old plastic garbage bin lid upside down and placing it on a galvanized bin for support.