12th July - Today's News: Giant Iceberg Breaks from Larsen C Ice Shelf
Expected for some time, and now confirmed: Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic
A whopping 8.8mm of rain yesterday and overnight breings me up to 48% of average for the month so far. Although some models do suggest a risk of thnderstorms (!!!!) next week, there is little sign of any further frontal rain and this could well end up another dry month. So far, only May has seen above average rainfall here in 2017. A very mild month also looks to be on the cards with temperature at average or above for the foreseeable future (after yesterday's maxima dropped below average for the first time in weeks).
Wellington wintry weather to worsen, as flights are disrupted and lots of photos as New Zealand shivers through a classic winter storm
Not many English language reports on this: Rare tornado spotted near Vienna International Airport
An auspicious sign? Lightning strikes father of the bride during his speech
NASA confirms Juno probe completed its historic flight over Jupiter's 10,000 mile-wide 'Great Red Spot' (although we'll have to wait a few more days for pictures - they need to edit out the space aliens first!)
And an incredible ‘rectangular moon’ sighting caused by the mixing of cold and warm air sparks conspiracy theories - obviously proves the Moon is just a hologram!