Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's all relative

Andrea is...sitting at the computer, wondering what to write

My brain is fried at the moment. I am a little bit sick and haven't been sleeping despite having left the hostel. The weather is hot and work is slow. So this doesn't help.

<-- (where I'd rather be!)

I get to talk on ABC local radio in the mornings. I start at 5.30am to prepare for the broadcast at 6.15 (which is a bit cruel if you ask me), but I have to get in at least 10 minutes early to put on the coffee and get through my first 1 or 2 cups of the day. On the radio I am supposed to give the forecast for the Kimberley region (Fine, fine, fine) and coast, synoptic situation (a high sitting over the south of the state...Easterly flow) and current temperatures in places such as Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kalumburu, Kununurra, Wyndham, Bidyadanga, and discuss interesting weather (temps were 1 degree cooler overnight at Mount Elizabeth. Is that interesting?)

It's the same every day. Now I cut it down to 'another fine day' and a few temps here and there and whatever else the DJ prompts me or gives me time for. Mostly we just chat (DJ:what did you do on your day off? me:went to the beach). Today however, I got to choose a song! And after the song he said "As requested by Andrea at the weather station". Pretty cool!

Aside from that, nothing else has happened today. Although I did see the Royal Flying Doctors leave with a patient, presumably to Perth.
<-- RFDS hard at work

Oh, back to the radio - quite often the comment is 'quite chilly this morning'. It does feel chilly, even though for those back in Melbourne, 14 degrees is the daily max, not the min! But compared to the average 32 degrees during the day, 14 is cool.

So I'm counting down the hours of SKC ('sky clear' ie no cloud) and 02 (no significant change in weather) before having 2 welcome days off.

Plus tonight is the famed 'Staircase to the moon'. If my camera wishes to behave, you shall have some pics later in the week!


Jayne said...

The weather reporter on Melb ABC radio has a few quips with the presenter, too. What song did you request? lol