Yesterday was the solstice, the longest day in the southern hemisphere.

In Hobart, we have clear skies, wall to wall sunshine, a gentle breeze, temperatures in the twenties.

First light at 4.52am

Sunrise at 5.28 am

Sunset at 8.49pm

Last light at 9.24pm

This compares to our shortest day in June with sunrise at 7.41am and sunset at 4.42pm.

The current La Nina, where sea surface temperatures in the Pacific are lower than normal, is causing unusual weather conditions around the world. Heatwaves in mainland Australia, storms and a cyclone in Sydney suburbs last week. Mild wet winter in the northern hemisphere.

As our favourite coffee shop chalk board stated recently…..