Thursday, 2 February 2012

Mont Albert Storm - SkyWatch Friday

One of the joys of living in Melbourne is its changeable weather. Under normal conditions we rarely get more than a week of settled weather. Then something changes in the wind and the temperature can soar or fall and the heavens can open.



There is a song called Four Seasons in One Day about Melbourne and this title contains both an exaggeration and more than a grain of truth.
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After a few hot days this weather front pasted over our house. Weather dominated by central Australia was replaced with weather born in Antarctica. The temperatures fell and we had rain. Within a few hours the front had passed and we had clear skies by morning.

You can find more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday.

You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the skies.

25 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely skies, Stewart! Melbourne is so changeable in weather. No matter when I travel there I always pack for every kind of weather.
Thanks for the advice on bird viewing on the MP. I have been on the Sorrento Queenscliff ferry a number of times in the last 5 years but never looking for birds. My kids were more interested in the dolphins. Next time I will look out, especially as I now have a decent camera. I am well overdue for a trip on the ferry and a drive down the Great Ocean Road. I want to photograph the Tweleve Apostles (well the eight!!)

Carver said...

It is amazing how different the sky can look all in one day. These are all gorgeous shots. I'll have to remember the title "four seasons in one day". That expresses perfectly what has been happening this winter in the part of North Carolina (U.S.)where I live.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love the "four seasons in one day" and that is frequently the case with ours here in Seattle -- although I don't think our weather is quite as changeable as yours!! And what glorious skies you have had! Superb captures for the day, Stewart! Happy SWF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

makes for some great photo ops. nice!

HansHB said...

Great sky in your photos!
I love the colours!
I wish you a Happy Friday!

FotoAnna said...

Really amazing Stewart !
So beautiful...
Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Jan said...

Yes I have heard about Melbourne weather. Wonderful opportunities for skywatching.

Gary said...

Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karen said...

Oooooooo, lovely Stewart. The last one looks like fairy floss!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful photos, Stewart. I really like that half moon shot!

Kateri said...

Beautiful photos of the storm sky! (my skywatch post this week was partly inspired by your simple sky last week.)

ladyfi said...

OH, what wonderful moody skies. So beautiful!

NicoleB said...

Those first shots really look menacing, great! :-D
I love that last shot with the moon!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shots, especially I like the last one.

Regards and best wishes

Angie said...

Great shots, Stewart. In the West we have gone from 25deg at night to the same in the day!! Wonder what's next?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your last with the moon in it Stewart.

Regina said...

Beautiful skies!
happy weekend.
Regina

Arija said...

Great cloud shots, ah yes, I remember it well. Do you live in the vicinity of Mont Albert? Our house was not far away from there across Canterbury Rd.

Thank you for the ID. Although it looked like it's belly was black and it's head white but it could have been a trick of the light. I do think you were spot on, thanks.

Arija said...

A lovely place to live and much more posh than our little house in Surrey Hills was. Good to be near the station too, the public transport system in Melb. is a really good thing.

Monica said...

Beautiful shots of the rapidly changing weather. I like the first, dramatic looking clouds!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful skies!
Have a great weekend (here we have snow and cold weather).
Greetings Mette

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Stewart, such strength in those clouds and then the calm, beautiful~

karen said...

Those changes are amazing.

Laura said...

gorgeous shifts in the sky Stewart!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous sky images - very dramatic. And I love the last shot with the moon.