After listening to John and Nick on the latest Podcast

Nick did warn John that he would struggle in the Oz heat. It reminded me of this classic story. A POMs diary from Karratha.

August 31st

Just got transferred with work into our new home in Karratha, Western Australia, now this is a town that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings.

What a place! I watched the sunset from a deck chair on the veranda. It was beautiful. I’ve finally found my my home. I love it here.

September 13th

Really heating up. Got to 35 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I’m turning into a sun worshipper.

September 30th

Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of palms and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but i love it here.

October 10th

This temperature hasn’t been below 35 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat.

At least today it’s kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

October 15th

Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol’ sun in a climate like this.

October 20th

I missed Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time i got to the hot car for lunch, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $3,000 leather upholstery. I told the kids that she ran way. The car now smells like Wiskettes and cat sh1t. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat.

October 25th

The wind sucks. It feels like a giant fucking blow dryer!! And its hot as hell. The home airconditioner is on the blink and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needed to order parts.

October 30th

Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. Bloody $600,000 house and we can’t even go inside.

Why did I ever come here

November 4th

Its 38 degrees. Finally got the ol’ air-conditioner fixe today. It cost $1,500 and gets the temp down to 25, but the bloody humidity makes the house feel like its about 30. Stupid repairman.

I hate this stupid fxxkin place.

November 8th

If another wise arse cracks, “hot enough for you today” I’m going to fuckin throttle him. Fuckin heat!

By the time I get to work, the car’s radiator was boiling over, my clothes are soaking fukin wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

November 9th

Tried to run some messages agyer work. Wore shorts, and sat on the black leather seats in the ol’ car.

I though my fuckin arse was on fire. I lost to layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and my fuckin arse. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass and baked cat.

November 10th

The weather report might aswell be a fuckin recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and fukin sunny.

It’s been too hot to do anything for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn’t it ever rain in this damn fukin place? Water rationing will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms just might dry up and bow into the fukin pool. Even the palms can’t live in this fxxkin heat.

November 14th

Welcome to HELL!!! Temperature got to 41 today. Now the air-conditioner’s gone in my car.

The repairman came to fix i and said “hot enough for you today?”

My wife had to spend the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail my ass out of fail for assaulting the stupid fucker. Fxxk Karratha! What kind of sick demented fukin idiot would want to live here?

December 1st

WHAT??? This is the first day of Summer??? You are fuckin kiddin!!!


Im moving back to Aus next week after a few years away. The heat yea, its something alright


As a Northman whos idea of a good weather day is when I get icicles in my beard when going outside to hunt Danes in the 4 hours of sunlight, this terrifies me.


I get it’s HOT, I’m not downplaying it. But also that I do cope fairly well with heat. So yeah, I’d love to try it out.

Its the heat combined with the humidity. The humidity makes it so muggy and uncomfortable that even when you are inside or in the shade it’s impossible to get cool. At it stays from 6am to like 10pm before it gets somewhat cooler.

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The heat and the oversized creatures with WAY too many fucking legs is reason enough for me to never ever go there, haha.


The heat is nothing compared to the UV index. Melbourne isn’t as bad as Queensland or WA. OP picked a shit spot to be relocated too. Western Australia is a mix of the tropics and Saudi Arabia and the winds push from the interior to exterior with little to no mountain ranges to buffer that.

Good beaches tho


For someone from the UK, Melbourne is probably perfect weather wise

Those 40+ degree summer heatwaves might make them think twice.

Doesn’t happen much anymore mate

It’s Feb 9. Summer is almost over and not a SINGLE 40 degree day yet. No signs of one happening either. 38 or 39 was the closest we got. Once.

Same here in Adelaide. Its been a really mild summer, but as you know when we get those weeks of 40+ its pretty draining. Hottest day we had here was 46.6 in 2019.