If whingeing about the weather was an Olympic sport, I think Australians would do quite well.  The poms would probably have the wood on us….and so they should because their weather is bloody awful.image

Here in Oz there’s not really much to complain about.

Complaining about the weather is all relative.

I’ve heard so many Canberrans whining about this weeks little cold snap.  They reckon Canberra is a freezing cold winter hell hole and it’s not really.image

Have a squiz down the highway and check out what the weather gods have dealt Sydney, the Illawarra and the Hunter.

If anyone has the right to whinge about the weather it’s those people.

Lives have been lost in Dungog. Homes have been swept away and cities have literally stopped functioning as the worst storms for a decade have swept through the region.  Dungog for a 100mm of rain an hour for two hours straight.  Storm infrastructure pretty much anywhere in the world cannot cope with that.image

I’m pleased to see that there are 22 SES volunteers from Canberra making their way to the storm zone today to assist. Good on them.

We had some drama in the ACT in the last 48 hours, but nothing compared to the coast and the Hunter region.

The DHL building on Canberra Avenue lost a part of it’s roof yesterday morning and we had some trees down in Holt and Wanniassa.image