Sunday, January 15, 2012

Summer in Melbourne

The marvellous Rubye mentioned in a comment that it must be summer here. Indeed it is. Above is the photo to prove it. I was at work battling the elements while R entertained Sis in Law and Chainsaw Niece just after the hail had fallen. At one point during the unseasonable weather, a line of stationary trams formed below the Highrise as the tram line power had been knocked out by a fallen tree in Domain Road.

Later when R was out and about, the fire alarm had gone off at the local police station, a few buildings along. When I say police station, it is not a small building but some twenty or so storeys high. Most people had evacuated to a marshalling area in the gravel park behind the building, but the prisoners in handcuffs were lined up in St Kilda Road for public display.

10 comments:

  1. ....crikey! We'd read via The Age website that the snowfields were also likely to get a sprinkling.

    ....so that's where Geneva's snow has disappeared to!

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  2. I reckon I wouldn't mind Melbourne winters so much if they were like our recent few weeks of "summer".
    Cool and soggy without the Antarctic breezes.

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  3. It has been an odd time, weather wise, Andrew, but we're in for the heat again, well in time it would seem for the usual return of kids to school.

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  4. Summer? Yes, after a fashion. Wait until February when the kids go back to school!

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  5. Kath, and they did. Meanwhile, tomorrow is to be mid thirties.

    FruitCake, step on to our balcony over the last week and you will quickly remember Antarctic breezes. Best summer ever for me.

    Elisabeth, you are of a certain age, and hasn't it always been, 'once the kids go back to school?'

    Christine, I just hope the weather can continue as it is until the end of March, when it can never be too hot again for a few months. February is our hot month isn't it.

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  6. Hello Andrew:
    Gosh what very strange weather you are experiencing. And here, in the UK, it feels like spring with daffodils in bloom everywhere and the sun having real warmth. Its all upside down as well as down under these days!!

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  7. This summer has really been upside down inside out. Its gunna be a hot one today and tomorrow so fire up ya air conditioner and stay cool :-).

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  8. Actually, it is like another spring day here in Oklahoma with the bright sun and 60 degree temps. Go figure.

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  9. JayLa, yet still people have doubts about climate change. It has changed so much in our lifetimes.

    Hot it is Windsmoke, just as the rels arrived from England. They wanted sunshine, here it is.

    Rubye, it may well be even more pronounced in the northern hemisphere from what I heard.

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  10. That's one thing about Melbourne - the weather will always keep you on your toes!

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