Friday, 24 September 2010

Nyah, nyah, Summer

The Bureau of Meteorology (and what a fine bureau it is) predicted a sweltering top of 21ºC for Melburnium today. This 21º peak would have been the Bourne's first encounter since the 10th of May with the far side of 20º. I will confirm everything you ever thought about me (i.e., nerd! number obsessive! weather-zoid!) when I tell you that I have been keeping a hawkly climatographic eye on these statistics, and quietly rejoicing in Melbourne's 136 consecutive days of under-20º-ness. And I'll confirm it all over again by waxing ecstatical at today's triumph over the Bureau's haruspications, a triumph which tips 136 consecutive days below 20 to 137 days below 20. Nice work, Smelbourne.

NEWS FLASH! Two days later now and it's 20.2 degrees in the City of Melba! Winter is offishly over.

6 comments:

Ann O'Dyne said...

that's just the Bile Beans talking.
For the billion$ poured into The Bureau, we could instead, develop an ensemble, for a comfortable day when at the freezing tramstop at 8am, the sweltering lunch-hour later, and the frosty trip home at dusk.
Years of hating The Bureau while being a city office drone and getting the weather/ensemble ratio wrong taught me, when dressing, to just enrobe for whatever Adelaide had the day before.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Have you seen those nifty tracksuit pants with the detachable lower legs?

(Am pleased to report that today only got to 19.9, so it's now 138 days. Woohoo!)

Mitzi G Burger said...

I used to wear hiking pants with detachable forelegs. The zipper part could be a bit scratchy. You would find this dessert climate up here quite intense: brisk at night and HOT by day. In fact, good weather for eating desserts.

TimT said...

22 today, poo.

TimT said...

Mitzi, I can't resist: you mean you get good weather for desserts in deserts?

(In fact I once read that Balranald, where I grew up, near Deni, was a desert town and was incredulous.)

Marshall-Stacks said...

"TimT said...
22 today, poo"
... only according to The POOreau Of Meteorology.