Posted by: Gregoryno6 | March 23, 2010

I didn’t feel like watering, anyhow.

After the storms and floods on the eastern side of the continent, it was Perth’s turn yesterday afternoon.

One strange aspect of storms in Perth is that bad weather can be a very local phenomenon. I live about five miles from where I work as the crow flies – my neighbourhood got a good showering but there didn’t appear to be much storm damage. At work we had a hailstorm that lasted about half an hour: we had the roller door open at the back and the hail was coming down with such force that it was skidding into the warehouse.

No golf balls for us, but a lot that would have been about the size of hazelnuts. One hailstone shattered on impact with the asphalt, revealing a pea-sized core. I’d estimate its full size as about that of a walnut.

When we shut the shop at 5 it was almost as dark as night. As I walked up the street to home an hour later, there was an amazing sunset. Creamy coloured light created grey-blue shadows; I’ve never seen anything like it before.

More of the same today, says the Weather Bureau.

UPDATE: Somebody’s car got airconditioning installed for free.


  1. At least the cats will have stayed away 🙂

    • True. No gutted rodents.
      The little bastards might migrate into the roof, though, as they’ve done before. But that’s a story for another time.

  2. right…..

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