It’s 1pm and it’s been raining for an hour in Anglesea. Judy and I are down
at the Surfing Albatross and the usually quiet cafe is packed. All the people
who would normally be in the courtyard are inside and some extra people have
come in because there’s nothing else to do. Everyone’s go wet hair and several
people have beach towels wrapped around themselves. Quite a few people have
waterproof jackets on. And the surest sign that it’s cold and wet is the number
of toddlers in pushers. It’s an amazing contrast to yesterday which was itself
an amazing day.
We had a mild day but all around us the state was sweltering. In Melbourne
(North East of here) it reached a New Year’s Eve record of 42, 46 in Horsham
to our West and 41 in Ballarat to our North West. At 10:30 the Bureau issued
an ammended predicted maximum of 32 because the wind had turned to the south
but, after a brief pause, the mercury continued to climb until the maxium
was reached at 5pm
After the change last night in Melbourne it dropped to 25. That’s Melbourne.
Sweltering hot one day and raining cool the next.