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April 27, 2007


Filed under: news of the day — lexifab @ 1:27 pm

It’s really freaking cold here today, or rather too cold for the single layer of clothes that sees you right through a Canberra summer.

I’m now enough of a native to be aware of the local folklore which contends that Anzac Day invariably marks the sharp decline from late summer into early winter temperatures in Canberra. I suspect the reality is that the cold sets in a bit earlier most of the time, but the numbers of people up and about before dawn on that particular day exceed the norm by a considerable degree, so that the myth gets a disproportionate amount of traction.

Today, however, it’s overcast as well, so it’s not even warming up to the point of being pleasant at lunchtime. It’s lunchtime now, and it’s too damned cold for this shirt.


  1. I heard on the radio that it was the coldest ANZAC day in Sydney for 70 years. As for me, I’ve worn a long-sleeved shirt and turned on the heater in my office, so am now sweating heavily.

    Comment by Dr Clam — April 27, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

  2. I think jackets are in order.
    Maybe even scarves and gloves and wooly hats.
    But maybe that is just over-doing it.
    (Gotta save some of the layering for actual winter.)

    Comment by emmajeans — April 27, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

  3. We’re having a bit of a heatwave here…want some of it? I’d like to be able to wear sleeves again.

    Comment by Jenny — April 30, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

  4. I marched on ANZAC day with Townsville Brass. A bit hot, but bearable. Will do it again. Takes my breath away!

    Comment by Marco Parigi — April 30, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

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