Sunday, March 07, 2010

Well, we hoped for rain

We've had about 11 years of drought, and just a few days ago I was lamenting the dryness of our garden's soil ....

But this weekend Melbourne got a taste of the weather that has been ravaging towns up north.

To say that we got a bit wet is an understatement. In less than 30 minutes, the weather changed from being hot and sunny with a cloudless sky to a crazy hailstorm, flooding the city centre and causing extensive damage.






We stayed inside and watched from the safety of our little house, but I feel sorry for all the birds and animals that were caught in the storm. Imagine being bopped on the head by these!:






Note: it never snows in Melbourne. This is the hail that fell when the temperature dropped suddenly from a balmy 26°C (97°F), on a bright and sunny day in the first week of autumn. 

(Pics from here, here and here)


viggie said...

Oh my goodness!!

LOL I'm not a big commenter on the blogs I follow, but something HAD to be said after that!

Janne said...

That is freaky.

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