A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Edgy weather.

Here on Lamb Island, we’ve been kinda edgy, experiencing the periphery of Cyclone Marcia for the last couple of days, with big winds and lots of rain (although nothing like the clobbering they copped up north in Yeppoon and Rockhampton). Yesterday (Friday), the bay was pretty rough and there were even warnings that the waterbus and vehicle barge services might have to be suspended. But in fact, by evening the rain had stopped, the wind had dropped to nothing, and the bay was like a millpond. 

Except it turned out to be the calm between the storms. As I post this mid-morning on Saturday, the Bureau of Meteorology website is saying that there’s a big storm with more wind and heavy rain coming down the coast towards us (actually, the extreme low-pressure system that’s the remnants of the now ex-Cyclone Marcia), and we’re being warned that it’s gonna be fierce enough for us to get edgy about all over again. But there’s not a lot we can do about it, so I guess I’m back to my book.

Update Saturday 3:30pm: Okay, I’ve finished the book, made some coffee, so let’s see… The ‘storm’ that the weather boffins were forecasting turned out to be maybe a couple of hours of moderate rain, and the anticipated ‘gale force’ winds didn’t get to more than 35 kilometres per hour. But we’re not complaining about getting less than promised – just looking forward to everything drying out.