Friday, November 20, 2009

All Mouth and No Trousers!

Tuesday in Brisbane was pretty dramatic with a hot and sticky high of 35 degrees - way above average for this time of year. All day long the forecasters promised us a storm and this was the sky as I was leaving work at 6pm in Mount Coot-tha. Shortly after, the clouds closed out the last of the sun and Brisbane braced itself for a thorough soaking. The thunder claps were deafening and over 3,000 bolts of forked lightning spattered across the city... but only a few puny mills of rain. Boo!

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12 comments:

Steffi said...

Wow....what a great photo!I love it!Have a nice weekend!

Jane said...

Woah those clouds look menacing, 35 degrees phew, have to say its rainign here too but its a lot cooler. Thanks for sharing:)

Annie said...

Great photo Cara...we managed to be lucky enough to get 23mm (almost an inch) in that storm!
And I even managed to get photos of an amazing sunset while it all happened!
But I do like your photo!

Ida said...

Dramatic - indeed.
Great shot! :)

J Bar said...

Dark and threatening.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Eaglesbrother said...

I love the Power of storm clouds and so dramatic...I always try and get some shots of the lightning..but alas..the lightning is quicker than me...lol..eith that or I am looking in the wrong place when it does strike.


Eaglesbrohter

gogouci said...

wonderful shot

Carolyn Ford said...

Those hot and sticky days create amazing skies! You captured a great one!

Ann said...

I hope we get something like that tonight. According to the Herald its 29.6 in the city now (10.40 am). God knows what it is in the western suburbs. We're supposed to be in for a shocker of a weekend. The state is also on the new "catastrophic" bushfire alert, are you?

weedie said...

Love that sky.

Jill

kden said...

That is really an amazing shot.

Arija said...

Great shot. We had 43C and promised rain and also only got a mil or two.

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