Sunday, August 08, 2004

London vs. Brisbane: Weather

The last time I was in Brisbane it rained very heavily, even by Brisbane standards. The week after I left, Brisbane received 4 metres of rain. For the more primitive among you, that's around 12 feet, or 1.5 residential storeys.

I just saw an extra titbit re London's incredible torrential downpour on Tuesday, which caused tremendous flooding and forced an emergency venting of 650,000 tonnes of raw effluent from the sewerage system directly into the Thames upstream of the City.

London received 42mm of rain.

It's a wonder any of us are still alive.


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