Wednesday, 11 April 2012

MELBOURNE WEATHER

There's a wry saying amongst Melburnians (mainly directed against complaining tourists!) that "If you don't like Melbourne weather, wait five minutes..." It is true that we have a lot of weather and it changes a lot. Several years ago in late Summer I personally experienced this very dramatically: We had been having an exceedingly hot day that is common every now and then in February, with the mercury climbing to about 44˚C. In the afternoon, after sweltering all day, in the space of half an hour a cool change came through and the mercury dropped down to about 14˚C - true story!

Here's is a photographic record of another such change of the kind that frequently swoops through our city. A lovely morning in the City as can be seen in the first photo, and as the change comes through, a drop in temperature and the rain begins to pelt down, the remaining photos taken at my local train station when I got home! This occurred on the 16th of February this year.

This post is part of the Watery World meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.







17 comments:

  1. We have that same saying here in Virginia...particularly in the Tidewater area... and I too have seen drops of 40 degrees in a short time! Just makes your body crazy! Love the watery photos...especially the sidewalk!

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  2. And we've had the same saying here in the northwest as well and seen some of those incredible drops in the temps! Love your captures, Nick, they do show it all and so well!

    Sylvia

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  3. It was certainly a watery day!

    btw I see you found a new meme to replace Watery Wednesday - I was a little concerned that she suddenly stopped hosting with no word and I didn't post a water picture this week.

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  4. Nice series of photos!
    When «Louis» was growing up in Texas, we had the same phrase about the weather changing in five minutes - and it often did!

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  5. It seems to happen everywhere these days Nick, it certainly does here in Perth also, but I know what you man, I've definitely heard that expression used about Melbourne! Beautiful images, adore the last two 'puddly' ones!!

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  6. I have experienced those Melbourne extremes too but maybe not so much in one day. We just had a glorious weekend that felt like summer but since yesterday we have been snap frozen by chilly winds that feel like winter.

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  7. Hi there - great set of pictures - 'Four Seasons in One Day' and all that!

    Stewart M

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  8. Hi Nick,
    I can see the difference clearly. The last photo is amazing and is telling strongly.

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  9. Our weather has also been strange. But if you have a little too much rain you can always send it here. That's one thing we haven't had enough of. :)

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  10. The bottom shot is fantastic! We're having this kind of weather here but, unfortunatelly, not with so much rain and we really need it.

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  11. Love the sequence of your photos. Here in Michigan we have that kind of weather too. Not rain but snow, lol!! ^_^ Thanks for joining Water World Wednesday do appreciate it.

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  12. Like Kim we would end up with snow in the last pic but never would be at 44˚ ever!

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  13. Is your most dramatic weather during the summer months?

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  14. Sounds rather like New England in USA ~ Excellent photography ~ colors, composition ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  15. Snap!.. rain and hail in the morning and big clouds with blue skies as I commute home.

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  16. Rain such as I've had the last couple of days. Beautiful pictures.

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  17. nice pics! it really gives me the feeling its warm there..
    in the netherlands the abrupt change of weather happens often too. mostly from rain to sunshine, and back. and again... too bad its never that warm...

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