Thanks John and Wayne, this has been absolutely horrible. News report this morning states 109 dead and still counting. Whole townships have been leveled with nothing left standing. Anyone who has ever been in a fire like this, knows that is creates it's own wind conditions, and it has been the resultant tornado of wind and fire that raced through these areas that has caused the damage. One father put his kids in the car, went back in the house to get something, came back out to find the car burning.
Paradoxically, while Victoria and the southern states are on fire and having record heatwaves, 60% of Queensland is under water, with another low coming down the coast again this week, and we are reported to be in for around 200mm of rain. We had 9 1/2in of rain last Sat/Sun and only a couple of days where it has not rained in between. Some towns have been under water for nearly a week, and there is more rain coming.
It is definately either feast or famine here at the moment.