It’s around this time of the year I like to do my Australia vs England, winter vs summer weather comparison.
Traditionally, I go to Google and take a snapshot of the weather in London and Brisbane, then compare the two. I do it in July which is the middle of winter here and summer in England.
This tradition dates way way back to 2010 and you can see the results from that year in my post called My Traditional Winter Summer UK Oz Weather Comparison Post.
Now, as I was calling it a tradition last year, I’m pretty sure I did it in 2009. But I couldn’t find it, and as I am on holiday using the apartments Internet ‘connection’, which takes about 15 minutes to open a page, I gave up looking.
But before I gave up, I found this from 2009, Pictures of an Australian Winter. As you can see from those posts, Brisbane and Queensland winters are almost identical to London’s summers.
But this year, as I have just mentioned, I’m on holiday. So this year I have been reminded of how big Australia is and how different each state is.
First, London’s weather today….
Now the weather, also from today, in each of the major Australian cities…..
Again, Brisbane vs London, not much in it. This year, Brisbane beats London. But this year, I’m not in Brisbane, I’m in Hobart, Tasmania.
My little chart says 10°C, but I can tell you, it was 5°C here for most of the day. I haven’t been this cold since November 2007!
When I was last in England.
At first, and by that I mean on the first day, being cold was quite fun. Now, and it’s only day 3, being cold is just COLD!
More about Tassie later, when I get a better ‘connection’.My thanks to Weatherzone for the stats.