Monday, September 14, 2015

The weather is a'changin'

After 14 degrees on Friday, on Saturday post winter we had our first 20 degree day. Today, Sunday was sublime with a temperature of 25 degrees and little wind. Tomorrow it will be 27 and windy. Too hot too soon for my liking but we have experienced a long and quite cold winter. Saturday was the first day we did not have the heating on and today, not even thinking about heating. Never mind that our heating has been on for months, only being shut down while we sleep.

Within two days elms are bright green with their ready to release hops. Plane trees are full of ready to release pollen and tiny bright green leaves are showing on branches. There are a few remaining magnolia flowers, but as with most blossom trees, leaves are appearing as the petals fall.

Melburnians got out and about on such a fine day. Every Jewish person in Melbourne needed to buy bagels in Balaclava, causing massive traffic jams. Every person from Upper Bayswater North needed to lunch in St Kilda and caused massive traffic jams and overloaded trams. Those who did neither of the above clogged up our outer parks, such as Lysterfield Park, and Mount Dandenong.

And if Melburnians did none of the above, maybe they went into town and clogged that up as well. I have that they did that on good authority. 

Bless, by Tuesday the temperature will drop back to 14 and rain is forecast. As I have learnt from all over the world, 'well we need the rain' is quite a common expression.

18 comments:

  1. Both Saturday and Sunday were warm and sunny here too. Very warm. I even got too hot working in the garden. And the sound of lawn mowers filled the air.
    Rain forecast for a bit later in our week. And I hope it falls.

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    1. EC, I noticed long queues at carwashes too. Go on, say it, you need the rain.

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  2. at my place was today 25c tomorrow abourt 30 and no rain. we need it the prices of veggies are getting higher and higher

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    1. Gosia, you weather news is very troubling. It has been a strange summer for you.

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  3. Wonderful weather the best time of the year.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, autumn is my favourite, but spring is pretty good too.

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  4. That's the thing I remember most about my short stay in Melbourne Andrew, do we need a jumper, an umbrella? No of course not the sun's shining.. on hang on now it's not :) one thing that seems the same everywhere, a little sunshine after winter brings the populace out en masse!

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    1. Grace, well it certainly did bring them out yesterday. I remember similar weather in England, hot in the sun one minute then cold and wet the next then back to sunny.

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  5. Melbourne is the place Crowded House wrote "Four seasons in one day" about, isn't it? :)

    We've had a lovely weekend here, very sunny and gorgeous.

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    1. Snoskred, that would be correct. I quite like it that way. Never boring.

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  6. We had our three hot days and I got all my bedding either washed or aired, today started out sunny and warm, but the temperature started dropping right after lunch and now we have clouded sky and I've put my winter pyjamas on. At 4pm! You might recall this is a regular weather pattern, a few hot days every early spring, then a drop back to near winter temperatures for a week or so before we start warming up in earnest.

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    1. River, it is the regular spring pattern. As we slip into summer, the days of heat extend before the cool returns. But then it can go all wrong with heat waves, or cold spells or floods. I was so pleased to learn you have air conditioning now. Don't be mean with it and keep yourself comfortable this summer.

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  7. Wierd weather indeed. I think a lot of people came along the Great Ocean Road today...

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    1. Margaret, I don't think the seas are so spectacular with a northerly blowing. Note, for today it is warmer in Hobart than Melbourne.

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  8. and here it's the other way around of course, it's getting cold and colder and we have the heating on by now !

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    1. Gattina, some of Europe is so dry but not Belgium, I think.

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  9. I went to the botanical gardens on Saturday, they weren't as busy as I thought they would be!

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    1. So I saw Fen. It must have been lovely there and good that it wasn't so busy.

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