This is the satellite view of Australia and as you can see it is covered in clouds, apart from Perth where the weather always seems to be hot and sunny.
The weather forecasters say there is no end in sight to the wet conditions and they predict it will be wet over Christmas and that it could be the wettest summer in more than two decades.
It does not rain constantly here and it is not cold but when it does it falls very heavy and in short blasts. We are getting some sun when the clouds break for a few hours each day but it is not up to the high standards that Melbourne summer has set.
Fingers crossed we will grab a few days at the beach at the end of December.