Spring is here

To me, Sunday seemed like the first genuine day of spring. Warm enough to ditch the jumper and walk around in a t-shirt most of the day. No hint of rain. The sun streaming (on and off) through the window. (So much so that I do believe I may even have a slight sunburn on my neck.)

I suspect some of the events of the last few months have left me a little down, but whatever the reason, I am very pleased to see the spring.

It’s probably my imagination, but it seems like it’s been a long cold winter. It hasn’t really; the BoM statistics indicate that mean temperatures this year have been pretty close to those recorded in the last thirty years. Though notably, August was colder than usual.

Mean max Apr May Jun Jul Aug
1981-2010 21.0 17.5 14.8 14.2 15.7
2010 22.9 18.2 14.6 14.6 14.7
Mean min Apr May Jun Jul Aug
1981-2010 11.8 9.8 7.9 7.1 7.8
2010 14.5 9.8 7.5 7.3 7.6

Anyway, Sunday was a very pleasant change. Well, apart from the fact that I spotted two mosquitoes in the house.

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.

One reply on “Spring is here”

Yeah, according to the channel 2 weather-person, Sunday was the first day in 140-odd days that the temperature reached 20.

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