Re: It's Hell Out There!
Originally Posted by Barry
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...
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 28°C whereas the mean minimum in winter is 0°C (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.