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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Winter

It seems winter has arrived in Sydney. Last night it rained.

The Sydneysiders have been wearing long coats, fleece tops and gloves for the past 2 weeks. The average daytime temperature has not been below 10 Cesius. I will freely admit that there has been a hint of winter about the mornings recently but it's a basic rule of thumb that if you can't see your breath, you don't need gloves. Winter here is a mindset not a season, and I'm not inclined to think it's Winter just yet.

3 comments:

  1. Where I live, on the other hand, it's summer that's the mindset, not winter. As soon as the sun emerges in, say, March, all the citizens take to the streets in shorts, T-shirts, sandals and not much else - even though the temperature's no much above 10C. Peculiar!

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  2. Over in sunny J-pan it's anything but. We are a mere fortnight away from the two month rainy season, then into the truly unique Japanese summer...the key word here is humid.

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  3. Dad - the 'borough fans must be right at home! I've never seen people dress in so little as norhterners out on the town in the middle of winter.

    Chris - as I remember summer brought you out in hives. Humid though is bad. We had a few days here where it was 40C+ and upwards of 80% humidity. Air conditioning becomes an essential on days like that.

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