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Winter is here

By johnboy - 2 July 2013 26

fog

It’s noon.

It’s foggy, and Canberra is languishing alone in the low single digits for temperature.

Cold, gray, and a good day for pho.

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Winter is here
Postalgeek 1:34 pm 02 Jul 13

schmeah said :

Man I wish it would just snow … winter would be so much more tolerable

No. Hell no. Visiting snow is one thing. Living in snow is completely different.

Think of Canberra drivers and snow and ice on the road. Think of Canberra drivers and chains. Think of spending an hour shovelling a spot for your car and some bogan parking in it. And think of all the road salt corroding your car. Do not wish it on us.

Canberra winters are great. Most days you get sun and crisp air, you can walk around without slipping and breaking your hip. You don’t overheat when you exercise outside, which is a lot less inviting when it snows, warm drinks, hearty food, log fires, schnapps, the smarter winter fashions kick in, and we get a respite from wife-beaters, stubbies and thongs (and not-so-smart little nightclubbers still wear skimpy clothes, bless ’em). And if you really need a snow fix you can still do a day trip to the snow.

Rollersk8r 1:33 pm 02 Jul 13

And Canberra just wouldn’t be Canberra without some dill walking around Civic in shorts and t-shirt in this, as I just saw.

harvyk1 1:29 pm 02 Jul 13

p1 said :

On the other hand, I have seen many, many cars running round without lights on at all.

I don’t know if this is illegal or not, but I’d love it if it was illegal to drive a car in fog without lights on…
The number of cars that I passed going the other way this morning which you could only see them as they went past was unbelievable, the worst was the white cars with no lights. They where pretty much invisible even as you where driving past them.

p1 1:11 pm 02 Jul 13

Today is a good day – have not seen a single car unnecessarily using its fog lights.

On the other hand, I have seen many, many cars running round without lights on at all.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:00 pm 02 Jul 13

R. Slicker said :

beardedclam said :

Goulburn, Australia’s first in land city.
Played the first ever rugby match in Australia against the Lions many years ago.
Still go alright at rugby now actually. I lived there for a few years, nice place.

A big pity they demolished the old toilet block in Belmore Park more than ten years ago which was one of the best gay beats in Australia.

Haha you are a classic, r.slicker.

I lol every time when you randomly make a post about how you miss the good old days and the many gay beats.

toadstool 12:48 pm 02 Jul 13

It’s 17 on the coast.

Ben_Dover 12:30 pm 02 Jul 13

HiddenDragon said :

Not a good time to be homeless, or even too poor to have heating – which makes this story all the more pertinent:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-student-gives-up-bed-to-sleep-on-the-streets/108754

The government should legislate against it dropping below 16 degrees.

R. Slicker 12:27 pm 02 Jul 13

beardedclam said :

Goulburn, Australia’s first in land city.
Played the first ever rugby match in Australia against the Lions many years ago.
Still go alright at rugby now actually. I lived there for a few years, nice place.

A big pity they demolished the old toilet block in Belmore Park more than ten years ago which was one of the best gay beats in Australia.

schmeah 12:19 pm 02 Jul 13

Man I wish it would just snow … winter would be so much more tolerable

Holden Caulfield 12:09 pm 02 Jul 13

I walked to work this morning and I think it was colder just now when I went across the road to get some goodies than it was at 8am when I arrived at work.

We usually get a few of these days a year. Just be thankful we’re in the positives.

beardedclam 12:09 pm 02 Jul 13

Goulburn, Australia’s first in land city.
Played the first ever rugby match in Australia against the Lions many years ago.
Still go alright at rugby now actually. I lived there for a few years, nice place.

HiddenDragon 12:08 pm 02 Jul 13

Not a good time to be homeless, or even too poor to have heating – which makes this story all the more pertinent:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-student-gives-up-bed-to-sleep-on-the-streets/108754

poetix 12:03 pm 02 Jul 13

Go have your soup, pea or pho, and stop your whingeing exclamations!!!

johnboy 11:48 am 02 Jul 13

Perisher Valley is warmer than Canberra right now!!!!

johnboy 11:47 am 02 Jul 13

It’s over 10 degrees in Goulburn right now FFS!!!

http://www.bom.gov.au/act/observations/canberra.shtml?ref=dropdown

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