Just about sums it up right now. It's hot and muggy with intermittent rain coming down in solid waves and some high winds. But nothing like what is happening up along the northern Queensland coast and then well inland. Yasi is about to hit - the winds and rain are already frightening. More here:
Like many Australians, I've relatives up there. This is slated as potentially the worst cyclone to hit in Australia's history. And there's nothing we can do but cross our fingers and hope.