The weather bureau has always been a 'non-prophet' organisation but I am starting to seriously wonder about whether even this has been overstated.
Have a look at the following sequence of weather widgets for Melbourne over the last few days:
Wednesday, 8am. Looks wet for Friday, no?
Wednesday, 4pm. Not quite so good for Friday. But showers at least.
Wednesday, 9pm. Still showers on Friday PLUS showers on Saturday. Fingers crossed.
Thursday, midday. Holding firm on two days of showers.
Thursday, 5pm. What happened to Friday?
Friday, 7am. What happened to Saturday?
This is not new, I collected these screen shots because it happens over and over again.
Every week we are promised showers (never rain) and, without fail, they don't show up. Of course, Tom, Bartek & others, I know that this climate change thing is all a myth but we are breaking a few records here folks.
We last saw rain of any value in mid December.
For my own sanity, perhaps I should do something positive...
...like delete the widget.