Wild Weather

Stormclouds North-East of Hamilton Island (Photo: Jenni Shah)

Spectacular Stormclouds North-East of Hamilton Island (Photo: Jenni Shah)

We experienced some wild weather on Hamilton Island last week as a great mess of thunderclouds drifted across from the mainland and treated us to an awe-inspiring hour of thunder claps and lightning flashes. Strong winds were felt all over the island and the roads became littered with twigs and small branches that had snapped off the trees.

We had front row seats of the amazing cloud formations as they travelled over the Whitsundays. The children were less than impressed with the thunder, but noise-cancelling headphones were an easy solution.

We had dinner booked at Bommie, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club restaurant and were pleased to see the worst of the weather pass over before we left the house. The sky action continued throughout dinner with the wide panoramic windows of the Bommie restaurant providing a spectacular view of the lightning flashes over the golf course at Dent Island as the storm came up from the south-west.

While we had been dining the Gardens team had been busy working behind the scenes, clearing debris off the roads, and once the rain stopped there was a beautiful scent of eucalyptus in the air.