Strange as it may seem to some, danger time for bushfires in Queensland is from winter through to early spring. We have to be particularly aware in august when at the end of our usual dry winter we get strong gusty westerly winds. I'd noticed clouds of smoke to the West of Brisbane in recent weeks and on a visit last week to Brisbane forest park I came across a large burnt out area. You'll notice the bush is burnt out on both sides of the track, It reminds us how perilous our bushfires are and how easily we can be cut off.
Thankfully we are having welcome showers in Brisbane this week. We havn't had enough in our catchments unfortunately and we started on level 3 water restrictions this week which is buckets only. I heard on the radio today that it's already saving 50 million litres a day.