Last night was the coldest of the year so far, and I certainly felt it. The BOM weather monitoring station closest to me would be Moorabbin, and apparently it got down to 0.0 at 3:35am. Not as cold as Scoresby though, -1.3 at 7:32am.

Certainly it was the first time this year I’ve found ice on the car in the morning. If the weather is going to keep this up, it might be time to crack out the flannel sheets.

But on the bright side, should be plenty of snow this year — hopefully even more than on our last visit, two years ago.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “C-c-c-cold”

Yes, that is a wee bit chilly for you folks! Break out those socks, and flannel pj’s and sip on a cup of hot cocoa. Lovely. I do hope the skiing is good.

Is this a normal low temperature in Melbourne or is this extreme winter weather? How cold can it actually get in Melbourne? This temperature is mild in cities like Chicago USA where I remembr it being -28 F one winter mornrng in 1982. In early 1986 the temperature did not rise above 0 F (-18 C) for 16 days in a row. Good thing practially all homes in the USA and Canada have central heat!

Your nearest weather station is Caulfield South Weather Station. Just google it and check out what you need. BTW, it is the only known weather station devoted to being accesible to kids in Australia.
It was cold!

I have to say that in the time I lived in Australia I actually felt cold more often than living in northern Europe. The reason is that the insulation and heating of houses in Australia is inadequate to what, in Melbourne, is actually a temperate climate. So, while there is nowhere in Australia that you can experience the negative thirty degrees Celsius that we get every couple of winters or so in Poland, you also don’t have the proper heating in many houses to keep the inside above twenty degrees. And sitting in fifteen degrees for hours on end is bloody unpleasant, I can tell you.

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