The week started off with another amazing video from China – this time a massive mudslide which nearly swept a car away! The occupants all escaped unharmed, but this truly has to be seen to be believed.
On Monday, we asked our readers to let us know about any meteor sightings – and we weren’t disappointed with your response! Check out some of the stories here, including a very strange and possibly extra terrestrial experience…
Our friends across the ditch in Sydney have been enjoying the balmy winter weather recently, with a record 11 days over 20 degrees in the month of July! This has boosted the mean max July temperature in Sydney, and is even more impressive when you consider the Observatory Hill weather station has been around for more than 150 years.
Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan made a big call on Wednesday, saying we’re already seeing Spring temperatures and weather patterns, a month ahead of schedule. It’s been t-shirt weather all through this month, and grass is still growing – while all around the country, buds are blooming early too.
And of course, who could forget the bees?? It’s national “Bee Aware” month, and a great chance to take a moment to think about our honey-making, nectar-spreading, little buddies. Without them, (and they’re dying out rapidly), our all-important clover wouldn’t flower, our agricultural yields would plummet and our economy would collapse. Not to be too dramatic or anything…but they’re important.
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– Image / File, John Sweden
– The ‘Week in Weather’ is compiled by Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz