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Storm rolling over the Hong Kong airport

I’m travelling to Australia with our soon for a family event. We’re travelling through Hong Kong, and this storm had rolled over the airport. It’s pretty spectacular!

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Nice, sunny day to be outdoors

I’ve taken a couple days off this week to decompress after what feels like a pretty intense six months or so at work. Today turned out to be a really nice, warm day (we have rain and cold weather forecast for the rest of the week), so I went for a walk this morning.

This is also great weather to go for a run, so I’m going to resist the urge to sit in front of the TV for the rest of the afternoon, and spend a little more time outdoors instead.

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Thunderstorms and why I’m so glad I work from home

There are many reasons why I’m glad I can work from home. Rainy, Winter days are definitely one of those reasons. Today is pretty cold (for Israel at any rate), and we have rain forecast for the whole day. We’ve had a small downpour already this morning:

A hailstorm arrived as our kids were about to walk to school. We waited a few minutes, and I took them out when the rain seemed to ease, somewhat. I returned home with pretty soaked jeans, so thank goodness for tumble dryers!

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What a heatwave in Israel feels like.

We have a heatwave in Israel at the moment. It’s pretty hot.

Source: explosion GIF

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The windy, cloudy trail

I noticed this fascinating cloud formation on my way to my train station this afternoon. I imagine it was formed by some sort of high altitude wind. I haven’t seen anything like this as far I can recall.

A winding, cloudy trail over Tel Aviv
A winding, cloudy trail over Tel Aviv

 

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Rainy days are writing days

It is cold and rainy this week in Israel with perfect writing days. At the same time days like these are most definitely not office days. Clearly a tension when my primary job is writing.

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Just when I thought I’d never experience a Cape Town winter

It was starting to warm up here in Israel and, the other morning, we woke up to a pretty chilly, rainy and windy morning in Modi’in. 

I don’t mind the weather all that much although I’m glad we are finally in Spring (theoretically).

  

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Something for rain-soaked Capetonians

I have been hearing how awful Cape Town’s weather is lately. I spoke to a Capetonian today who told me about the clouds, the rain, the wind and the cold weather.

Capetonians are usually so generous when it comes to sharing their experiences of their terrific weather in other seasons, I thought it is only right to remind all you coast dwellers what a clear blue sky on a mild Joburg winter day looks like. Beautiful!

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