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12-08-2019, 08:11 AM
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Last weekend I went to Canberra during the coldest weekend this year. Fortunately I was able to capture some of the weekend to show that living in Australia is not all sweetness and light.

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12-08-2019, 08:14 AM
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Serves you right why should you have lovely weather all the time .
Besides snow will fill up the reservoirs.
It's wet and miserable here and it's only August .
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12-08-2019, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Bruce ->
Last weekend I went to Canberra during the coldest weekend this year. Fortunately I was able to capture some of the weekend to show that living in Australia is not all sweetness and light.

We have a friend that lives in Canberra and who loves it for the cooler summers, the downside of course being the colder winters. On the upside though spring is just around the corner for her now...
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12-08-2019, 10:26 AM
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A cute little fluttering of snow Bruce.

I remember the winter of '63 ... don't get me started ...
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The big freeze of winter 1963 - some facts:



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12-08-2019, 01:31 PM
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A cute little fluttering of snow Bruce.

I remember the winter of '63 ... don't get me started ...
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The big freeze of winter 1963 - some facts:

I walked to school everyday in the winter of 1963 (after digging my way to the footpath) so there is nothing you can tell me about that. I even watched the BBC's Tonight program when Cliff Michelmore suggested to Britain that it was the beginning of a new ice age.

Much younger I holidayed at Hunstanton in the summer of 1953 after it was devastated by the biggest natural disaster in British history. Unfortunately I was at an age when my understanding of North Sea surges was such that I spent the entire holiday terrified that it was about to happen again at any minute.

Anything else you wish to know about inclement weather in the UK?
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I walked to school everyday in the winter of 1963 (after digging my way to the footpath) so there is nothing you can tell me about that. I even watched the BBC's Tonight program when Cliff Michelmore suggested to Britain that it was the beginning of a new ice age.

Much younger I holidayed at Hunstanton in the summer of 1953 after it was devastated by the biggest natural disaster in British history. Unfortunately I was at an age when my understanding of North Sea surges was such that I spent the entire holiday terrified that it was about to happen again at any minute.

Anything else you wish to know about inclement weather in the UK?
reminisce away ....
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12-08-2019, 01:42 PM
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We have a friend that lives in Canberra and who loves it for the cooler summers, the downside of course being the colder winters. On the upside though spring is just around the corner for her now...
Ha ha, I suspect they haven't lived in Canberra for very long if they are looking forward to cooler summers. Canberra is renowned for its freezing winters and unbearably hot summers - that is why most Australians live on the coast.

I think the mean maximum in summer is over 28C whereas the mean minimum in winter is 0C (those figures are from memory but about right)

There are lots of lovely things to say about Canberra but its climate is not one of them.

BTW all that traffic on that road is purely because of the snow which is not normal for that area, if you drove there any other weekend you would be lucky to see four cars. The unusual cold snap over the week meant that snow fell as low as 500 metres as far north as Queensland.
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