|This is warm|
Putting up with cold weather in Toowoomba is nothing new or unusual.
This winter, however is a bit strange. Mostly, you get about three days of westerlies ( lazy winds which can't be bothered blowing around and instead blow right through), but we've been freezing for a fortnight.
Toowoomba is always five degrees cooler than Brisbane, but during the last few weeks it's been closer to ten.
Even when the sun is shining, the south-westerlies are still blowing.
One of my sons lives in Adelaide, and I've always regarded it as a cold hole in winter.
For the last fortnight, Adelaide has been about three degrees warmer (minimums) than here.
It's bloody ridiculous.
The only antidote is to light the fire. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in the household that has mastered this basic skill (splitting wood) so when I head west as I am tomorrow, I have to split a wheelbarrow full to tide the rest of the family through whilst I'm away.
|A block splitter is better than an axe.|
I can't complain. The motels I stay in have reverse-cycle air conditioning.
I'm not looking forward to heading towards Wandoan tomorrow at 6am.
The minimum forecast for tomorrow is zero. Looks like it will be the old warm water on the windscreen trick.