The weather on the Wednesday following our Lower Beechmont walk, was torrential rain, followed by more torrential rain. The Hungry Hikers made a very early call for a 'stay in bed and read a book day!'
In fact, we had over 220mm [9 inches] over the following 5 days. Last year November recorded only 4 mm in total! This year well over 300mm. The past few days have been hot and humid. This finds me sitting near the door in an almost chilly breeze, the aftermath of an intense thunderstorm that has just passed through.
These rains haven't just been local, but have drenched much of the brown lands I drove through on my western road trip in August / September. Farmers are rejoicing, but it seems that here in Oz, it never rains but it pours! Several communities in the west are on high flood alert with evacuations. More wet weather and storms are in the forecast for the coming week.