The leaves that once strewn the sidewalks have now been kicked to the gutter! Or have they?
That’s the Melbourne winter difference—the leaves get to stick around.
After Autumn, the weather doesn’t change that much. The roses will still be in bloom and lemons will be growing on backyard trees.
It is dark now around 5 p.m., light at 7:20 a.m. But the shortest day of the year is June 21st (right around the corner) and it will start to get lighter.
The coldest day I’ve had didn’t last past noon, because once that sun comes up it really warms (to 18 degrees Celsius usually).
What Clothing Do you Need?
But still, morning and evening temperatures of 4 and 9 deg. cels. are cold enough to make you want light gloves and a “beanie” (“toque”).
A good scarf is the perfect addition to any outfit as it really heads off that ‘damp cold’ that surrounds you before the sun’s high.
Melbournians walk nearly everywhere; never change their shoes for winter (yep–some Aussies will still be wearing thongs!); and keep an umbrella close at hand in the winter.
But you don’t have to shovel the driveway before work–ever. Oh, and the footy’s on 🙂