Yearly archives: 2019

A story about Tasmania’s lost forests of the sea …

Decline of Tasmanian kelp

Tasmania has some beautiful white beaches, and it looks like this Monday will be a great day to enjoy them. A 38C forecast for Hobart (EDIT: Now 40C) may bring even higher temperatures to other parts of Tasmania. Note how the south and east of Tasmania have the higher fire […]

Beach Day

Bushfire smoke on the Sydney rain radar
The image above is bushfire smoke, presumably mixed with rain, on BOM’s Sydney rain radar today. Meanwhile, South Australia went from almost no fires on Thursday to more than 40,000 hectares burned in the space of a day, much of it being fast-moving grass fire. The fire came as 40C+ […]

Melting roads

It is perhaps surprising that the states with Australia’s two driest capital cities, being Tasmania (Hobart) and South Australia (Adelaide), were experiencing the least number of bushfires as Australian heat records fell in late December 2019. However, when the fires started outside of Adelaide they moved fast. (EDIT: By December […]

Dry city of Hobart

The image depicts today’s temperatures across much of South Australia at 3.30pm, the data compiled from today’s BOM observations. You wouldn’t want to be a black crow out in the SA sun. Adelaide’s official record is 46C from January 24 this year, but Enjoy Tasmania spotted a 47.7C recorded at […]

Good reason to live in Tasmania

It was a 35C Hobart forecast that saw us hit 40C in the upper Huon last year, and shortly after that the wallabies started eating things they hadn’t eaten before. Great weather to sit in one of Tassie’s many cool mountain streams, or head to one of the many magnificent […]

Friday on my mind

News Ltd vs NSW Rural Fire Service outlooks
Tasmania was lucky this year. Bushfires started in October, then a polar blast swept over the island and it rained for more than a week. The picture above is Tasmania’s Snowy Range, taken during the middle of the wet, cold and windy weather. You need to see this pic on […]

Dark mood over the Snowy Range

What does the fox say?
The call of a Tasmanian tiger, or a fox chirp? This website claims to have a thylacine recording … check out the sound here. Listen to a fox chirp recording here. The same? Regardless, neither animal exists in Tasmania. ET’s staff writer heard two yip-yips in southern Tasmania in 2011, […]

Foxes and thylacines

Choc warfare
The vicious chocolate war between Shiploads and Woolworths continues. ET first published about it here when Snickers bars hit an astounding 20c each. In the Huonville store we see that Shiploads has slashed 540g boxes of Favourites down to $6, from the already discounted price of $8. The almost-the-same-size boxes […]

Chocolate wars