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Old Jul 31st 2007, 12:20 pm
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Here's Melbourne's seasons in pics!
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Originally Posted by Shakmaty View Post
Some outer suburbs around Melbourne are quite high and can experience a little snow....they have this year. But it is unusual for most of Melbourne to get a daytime high of less than 10C, and the nearer the bay the higher the temps, generally. It's also unusual, except in the outlying hills, for the temp to reach 0C even at night.
Mt Dandenong and the upper hlls get cold, but even the foothills of the Dandenongs barely reach 3-5 degrees a few times a winter. We average about 7. Right now its 12.5 odd and its 1030 at night.
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Here's Melbourne's seasons in pics!
Very nice photos! Can I ask where each of these were taken?
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Old Jul 31st 2007, 9:45 pm
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Very nice photos! Can I ask where each of these were taken?
Thank you! The first one is Olinda in the Dandenongs (a couple of weeks ago), the second is Wicks Reserve, The Basin (where we live), the third is Chelsea Beach and finally, Emerald Lake Park.

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Thank you! The first one is Olinda in the Dandenongs (a couple of weeks ago), the second is Wicks Reserve, The Basin (where we live), the third is Chelsea Beach and finally, Emerald Lake Park.

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Great photos Rachel! whers Chelsea beach? I haven't heard of it
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Old Jul 31st 2007, 10:30 pm
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Great photos Rachel! whers Chelsea beach? I haven't heard of it
Just down the Bay - you've got Mordialloc, then Aspendale, Edithvale then Chelsea. A great spot - very shallow & clear (unless windy) sea, fantastic for younger children.
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Where did it snow last year? I can't remember seeing or reading about it?
http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/stories/s1789247.htm

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...81-661,00.html

Snowed in a few areas but seeing how I have to prove it links above to one area!
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http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/stories/s1789247.htm

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...81-661,00.html

Snowed in a few areas but seeing how I have to prove it links above to one area!
Don't get so defensive - I was only curious as I couldn't remember seeing any
Now I remember - it wasn't WINTER snow but summer snow! We didn't get any here, just hail.
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We used to live in Melbourne but were not that impressed with the weather so wanting a change from so many UK winters, we moved to Brissy. Here we are on a day out last Monday (Peel Island)
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In August 2005 we packed our shorts and went to Aus.
Driving back from Phillip Island it SNOWED!!
We called in at a wildlife park and the woman said
"We haven't had any bloody snow here in over 20 years"
Mmmm.......
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We used to live in Melbourne but were not that impressed with the weather so wanting a change from so many UK winters, we moved to Brissy. Here we are on a day out last Monday (Peel Island)
I don't think it's any surprise that the winters in Queensland are warmer! If anyone emigrates for that sort of weather they wouldn't or shouldn't pick Melbourne. We seriously considered the Brisbane area for a while, but decided we wanted real seasons, a vibrant city, a wide variety of scenery and easy access to skiing in the winter - so it suits us fine (also better job prospects for hubby here).
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I think that your take on Melbourne's climate will depend heavily on where you are comparing it with. Compared to other parts of Australia it can be seen as cold (btw, whoever said it was the coldest state obviously doesn't count Tassie as a state!).

However, if you're comparing Melbourne weather to UK then it is going to come off very favourably, averagely 10C warmer throughout the year

Now, while I don't particularly like cold weather, I also am not overly keen on continual heat and overbearing humidity so this climate in Melbourne is perfect for me.
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Originally Posted by Shakmaty View Post
I think that your take on Melbourne's climate will depend heavily on where you are comparing it with. Compared to other parts of Australia it can be seen as cold (btw, whoever said it was the coldest state obviously doesn't count Tassie as a state!).

However, if you're comparing Melbourne weather to UK then it is going to come off very favourably, averagely 10C warmer throughout the year

Now, while I don't particularly like cold weather, I also am not overly keen on continual heat and overbearing humidity so this climate in Melbourne is perfect for me.
You put it so much better than me - that'll teach me for replying when I'd just got out of bed
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Try also to appreciate that the Melbourne area experiences some pretty extreme weather. In summer it can reach 40+ degrees and go as low as 5 degrees in winter.
Most houses are single brick, and for a good reason. Its all to do with "Thermal mass", basically bricks absorb heat during the day and expell the heat during the night. If you had a double brick house, the temperature inside would be unbareable during the hot summer nights as the walls would literally radiate more heat into the rooms than a single brick vaneer house does.

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I don't think it's any surprise that the winters in Queensland are warmer! If anyone emigrates for that sort of weather they wouldn't or shouldn't pick Melbourne. We seriously considered the Brisbane area for a while, but decided we wanted real seasons, a vibrant city, a wide variety of scenery and easy access to skiing in the winter - so it suits us fine (also better job prospects for hubby here).
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