Wednesday, 30 June 2010

cold, cold winter

The weather this month has been awful.  Weeks in a row with a low of 5 or 6 and a high of 12 or 14.  Rain, rain, rain, we actually have more rain than average for once.  A few days ago we had the coldest June day since ... wait for it ... 2000.  OK, not the longest record on the books.  All I could think when I heard that was, so you mean June used to be colder than this?  For someone who moved here well into the drought, it feels freaking cold.  I'm used to Melbourne winters where days of 18C and sun are not uncommon but heavy rainfall is.  I'm told this month has been closer to what Melbourne winters used to be like, except they were even a bit colder and wetter still.

I'll finish off my whinge now.  I really can't complain considering I survived two winters in Boston where long underwear was needed just to leave the house.  And I really can't complain when our dams have gained 8% more water compared to last year; at this rate it'll only take 8 more years of this much rain to fill them to capacity!  We've got a long way to go before anyone would be crazy enough to say our drought was over, but in the meantime, bring on the rain.