A glance at the news and weather from around the world over the holidays shows many examples of extreme conditions – early snow in the Northern hemisphere, the coldest December since records began in the UK, heavy rains causing summer flooding in many usually dry parts of Australia. Here’s an image of storm clouds over Orange, NSW yesterday which caused flash flooding in some parts of town. Very unusal for the time of year and surprising after so many years of drought. What is the weather doing where you are? Do you feel the local climate has changed during your life time?