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Old Jan 21st 2003, 3:42 am   #1
Jim
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Default August/September weather in Melbourne?

My wife and I have an invitation to visit Melbourne during this next
August/September. We know that's into spring there, and wonder if we could
exxpect a lot of rain. Obviously, we'd like to have mostly sunny weather if
we decide to go.
 
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Old Jan 21st 2003, 5:04 am   #2
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"Jim" wrote in message
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    > My wife and I have an invitation to visit Melbourne during this next
    > August/September. We know that's into spring there, and wonder if we
could
    > exxpect a lot of rain. Obviously, we'd like to have mostly sunny weather
if
    > we decide to go.

Melbourne, like most of Australia, is still experiencing the drought that
has been with us for nearly two years. We would really like it to pour cats
and dogs for the next 6 months. So if you come and effect by your presence a
breaking of the drought in September you will be witnessing the greatest
celebrations known to Australians!

Seriously, if it does rain in Melbourne while you are here, it will not be
heavy rain by tropical standards and you will only need a good umbrella to
enjoy yourself.

Cheers

Geoff Lillico
 
Old Jan 21st 2003, 7:10 am   #3
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It always rains in Melbourne.
It's the most depressing place in Australia weather wise.
Otherwise it's a great place!


"Geoff Lillico" wrote in message
news:3e2ce48c_1@news.iprimus.com.au...
    > "Jim" wrote in message
    > news:rFidnfRw2vo_UrGjXTWcoA@comcast.com...
    > > My wife and I have an invitation to visit Melbourne during this next
    > > August/September. We know that's into spring there, and wonder if we
    > could
    > > exxpect a lot of rain. Obviously, we'd like to have mostly sunny
weather
    > if
    > > we decide to go.
    > >
    > >
    > Melbourne, like most of Australia, is still experiencing the drought that
    > has been with us for nearly two years. We would really like it to pour
cats
    > and dogs for the next 6 months. So if you come and effect by your presence
a
    > breaking of the drought in September you will be witnessing the greatest
    > celebrations known to Australians!
    > Seriously, if it does rain in Melbourne while you are here, it will not be
    > heavy rain by tropical standards and you will only need a good umbrella to
    > enjoy yourself.
    > Cheers
    > Geoff Lillico
 
Old Jan 21st 2003, 7:18 am   #4
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"Jim" wrote in message
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    > My wife and I have an invitation to visit Melbourne during this next
    > August/September. We know that's into spring there, and wonder if we
could
    > exxpect a lot of rain. Obviously, we'd like to have mostly sunny weather
if
    > we decide to go.
I used to have offices just nearby the Old Melbourne Inn which has an
outdoor swimming pool - you could always tell the overseas visitors from the
Northern Climes 'cos they were swimming in the pool June, July, August,
September. Brrrrrrrrrrr. A winter's day in Melbourne can be like a good
summer's day in Scotland.
 
Old Jan 21st 2003, 7:26 am   #5
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Hi Jim, you are wron!

There are actually less rainy days in Melbourne than in Sydney.

2 years ago we were in Syd. end July, early Aug. for a week,
rain every day with just one exception.
At the same time it was sunshine every day in Melbourne.
Mind you, we would dearly love some of your rain at present.
Cheers, Michael.

Jim wrote:

    > It always rains in Melbourne.
    > It's the most depressing place in Australia weather wise.
    > Otherwise it's a great place!
    >
    >
    > "Geoff Lillico" wrote in message
    > news:3e2ce48c_1@news.iprimus.com.au...
    >
    >>"Jim" wrote in message
    >>news:rFidnfRw2vo_UrGjXTWcoA@comcast.com...
    >>>My wife and I have an invitation to visit Melbourne during this next
    >>>August/September. We know that's into spring there, and wonder if we
    >>could
    >>>exxpect a lot of rain. Obviously, we'd like to have mostly sunny
    > weather
    >
    >>if
    >>>we decide to go.
    >>Melbourne, like most of Australia, is still experiencing the drought that
    >>has been with us for nearly two years. We would really like it to pour
    > cats
    >
    >>and dogs for the next 6 months. So if you come and effect by your presence
    > a
    >
    >>breaking of the drought in September you will be witnessing the greatest
    >>celebrations known to Australians!
    >>Seriously, if it does rain in Melbourne while you are here, it will not be
    >>heavy rain by tropical standards and you will only need a good umbrella to
    >>enjoy yourself.
    >>Cheers
    >>Geoff Lillico
    >
    >
 
Old Jan 21st 2003, 1:12 pm   #6
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On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 19:26:24 +1100, Michael wrote:


    > 2 years ago we were in Syd. end July, early Aug. for a week, rain every
    > day with just one exception. At the same time it was sunshine every day in
    > Melbourne. Mind you, we would dearly love some of your rain at present.

I remember the first time I went to Sydney. It rained every day for about
5 days. And everyone said that I ought to be used to it coming from the
UK. Sydney is a lot wetter than London and we were in the middle of a
drought at the time.

Jason

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Old Jan 21st 2003, 8:24 pm   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I guess we can expect some sun and some rain.
Guess we'll go and see how it works out.

Jim
 
Old Jan 21st 2003, 11:22 pm   #8
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Michael wrote in message
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    > Hi Jim, you are wron!
    > There are actually less rainy days in Melbourne than in Sydney.

Nope! According to the Bureau of Meteorology there are more "raindays" in
Melbourne BUT more overall rainfall in Sydney (I do recall this topic being
discussed on this NG before...). Quite frankly, who cares? Go, you'll have
a great time regardless of the weather! Just remember that you will be at
the end of winter and early spring so don't expect balmy days at the beach
(although you never can tell...). You can check out average max and min
temps, rainfall etc for Melbourne at the following site:

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averag...w_086071.shtml

Michelle


    > 2 years ago we were in Syd. end July, early Aug. for a week,
    > rain every day with just one exception.
    > At the same time it was sunshine every day in Melbourne.
    > Mind you, we would dearly love some of your rain at present.
    > Cheers, Michael.
    > Jim wrote:
    > > It always rains in Melbourne.
    > > It's the most depressing place in Australia weather wise.
    > > Otherwise it's a great place!
    > >
    > >
    > > "Geoff Lillico" wrote in message
    > > news:3e2ce48c_1@news.iprimus.com.au...
    > >
    > >>"Jim" wrote in message
    > >>news:rFidnfRw2vo_UrGjXTWcoA@comcast.com...
    > >>
    > >>>My wife and I have an invitation to visit Melbourne during this next
    > >>>August/September. We know that's into spring there, and wonder if we
    > >>>
    > >>could
    > >>
    > >>>exxpect a lot of rain. Obviously, we'd like to have mostly sunny
    > >>>
    > > weather
    > >
    > >>if
    > >>
    > >>>we decide to go.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>Melbourne, like most of Australia, is still experiencing the drought
that
    > >>has been with us for nearly two years. We would really like it to pour
    > >>
    > > cats
    > >
    > >>and dogs for the next 6 months. So if you come and effect by your
presence
    > >>
    > > a
    > >
    > >>breaking of the drought in September you will be witnessing the greatest
    > >>celebrations known to Australians!
    > >>
    > >>Seriously, if it does rain in Melbourne while you are here, it will not
be
    > >>heavy rain by tropical standards and you will only need a good umbrella
to
    > >>enjoy yourself.
    > >>
    > >>Cheers
    > >>
    > >>Geoff Lillico
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
 
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