In my experience the weather in this part of Australia (Victoria) can be sometimes incredible. Often after a period of very hot days we get a ‘southerly change’. This is in reality quite a shock – it can go from 40 C to 20 C (104 F to 68 F) in literally 30 minutes…the wind changes from a hot northerly to a cool southerly and the winds are often very strong. This happened on Monday and flattened the long grass in this paddock. The prevailing winds are north/south as you can see from the way this tree has grown, bent from south winds.
I took this using a slow shutter speed to catch the beautiful movement of the grass looking up towards the sky.
A bit of an abstract post today, but I wanted to share the amazing clouds from Friday. The day started off very windy and then it steadily grew in strength. By 4.30 pm when I took the image of the dam surface the wind was averaging 63 kph and gusting at over 90 kph – it got worse during the evening.