Pictures of an Australian Winter

In Friday’s post I informed you that I was not here, I was in Maroochydore. That information was incorrect.

A Very Public Apology.

This blog makes every effort to be factually correct at all times but on this occasion, it is with great regret that I have to inform you that……. my wife made a mistake.

We were at Mooloolaba.

Even more precisely, our apartment, from which you could actually see the sea, was in a place called Buddina, about 2 km outside of Mooloolaba and about 6 km away from Maroochydore.

I also stated that I would probably have today off. That’s not true either and I’m still working out how I can pin that one on my wife too. But let’s not worry about that now. The reason I have decided to post an article today is because I just couldn’t wait to show you these pictures.

First, let me just remind you, in case you have forgotten. Here in Australia, the first two weeks of August are considered the depths of winter. So we are well into winter here and just two and a half weeks away from the coldest period. And we’re having a seaside break?

Day One: Saturday July 11th, Mooloolaba Beach: temperature 22°C

mooloolaba-beachYes, people are swimming.

Day Two: Sunday July 12th, Buddina Beach: temperature 24°C

buddina-beachJust a few minutes up the road from Mooloolaba, for those who prefer their beaches quiet…..

wedding……… apart from the wedding.

Day Three: Monday July 13th, Caloundra Beach: temperature 26°C

caloundraWe stopped off at Caloundra on the way home. The waves were good too………..

surfers

My hope is that by showing you photographs like these, you will start to get an idea of what it’s really like to live in Australia. I do need to add though, that it was an unusually hot weekend for this time of the year and Queensland is hotter than most states. Elsewhere in Australia people were wearing coats.

But not where I live.

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  • Roy February 29, 2016, 10:37 pm | Link

    Hi Linka n Bob,

    Now, I started to think if moving to Adelaid during this year July is a good idea or not. I Just finished paying lump-sum to Singapore Airlines for My big move SA.

    • BobinOz March 1, 2016, 12:22 am | Link

      It’ll probably be something like 16°C during the day and 7°C at night time. Quite a bit colder than Singapore, but I’m sure you will cope 🙂 Maybe bring a jumper and a pair of pyjamas?

  • BobinOz January 5, 2014, 8:57 pm | Link

    Hi George and Linka

    Well, yes, of course I know it’s not the same everywhere, that’s why I made sure I said at the end of the above article “I do need to add though, that it was an unusually hot weekend for this time of the year and Queensland is hotter than most states. Elsewhere in Australia people were wearing coats.

    Cheers, Bob

  • Linka January 2, 2014, 1:38 pm | Link

    I grew up in Adelaide and I’m here over the holidays. ^Correct.
    Actually, even now, it’s the middle of summer, and we’ve been mostly having 10-15 degree nights, and a lot of low-20s overcast, windy days. It’s awful. Then once in a while it’ll rocket up to the high-30s. But then right back down again. It’s disgusting.
    Still better than the UK/northern USA etc. of course!

  • George January 2, 2014, 9:28 am | Link

    Well Bob you speak of Brisbane like its entire Australia, but even Sydney winters are quite strong, never been in Melbourne but Adelaide winters are very ugly and boring and on top of that warm weather in Adelaide is only like for 3 months the rest of the year, is cold dry and arid.

  • Linka June 14, 2013, 10:08 pm | Link

    Brilliant 😀
    Only in Queensland. Growing up in Adelaide, at school, I would stay inside Jun-Aug at lunch because it was too cold to go outside. For me. In the 10-15 range, which is what you can expect from Melbourne too.
    Nothing compared to the UK of course, but it’s no mid-winter beach day that’s for sure!

    PS A handy tool for comparing the average temperatures of two places: http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/vacationplanner/compare

    • BobinOz June 17, 2013, 1:14 pm | Link

      Hi Linka

      Yes, that is a handy tool, I’ve just had a play around with it, it’s really good, thanks for posting.

      It’s pretty much the middle of winter right now here in Brisbane, I’m looking out of my window and we have crystal clear blue skies and my outdoor thermometer says it’s 20°C. Not bad 🙂

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