Monday, December 20, 2010

A white Christmas

To day on Victorias Mt Hotham there is snow!  It might not sound like a big deal but Mt Hotham is only 1,861 metres or 6,105 feet about sea level, not huge by mountain standards. But the most amazing detail of all this is that we are supposed to be in the middle of SUMMER!!!!!!
The summer solstice is only days away and we have snow on our mountains. Add to that, there are years in the middle of winter that Mt Hotham has no snow and the operators have to use snow making machines for the ski season.
How bizare!!
It is cold and wet and misrable here at the moment and I can only hope the weather picks up for christmas day and boxing day.
How many of us plan to have outside BBQ's and family picnics, its just wrong. I got up at 5.30 this morning and left the house a little before 6.00 to get to gym and I felt that I must of slept in till june it was so cold.
Hello universe we have had enough rain now, please let the sun shine on us again.
see ya

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Crazy weather alright! It's nutty weather patterns everywhere. It's like it's all shifting. Have noticed it over the last several years.

I hope you get some sunshine for your Christmas BBQ!

Debbie said...

It definitely is silly weather (silly season) it is hot and muggy one day and then it is cold and windy.It is only 16c here today and the wind is freezing.

Cathy said...

Hello Angela
Don't know where Debbie is but theres no hot and humid here this week lol B.....freezing over here near the hills - torrential rain again yesterday along with hail. Had the heater on then and its on again today.
I did Hear about the snow at Hotham and theres more forecast for today. Aren't they lucky:))
I also saw Christmas Day is supposed to be about 28c here in Melbourne - am wondering how long that forecst will stay - Jeans or shorts? Oh the decisions lol
Oh I didn't hear a sound from the woodpecker - quite made my day seeing it tho'
Take care
Cathy

Mieke said...

Snow in Summer in Australia!!!Now that is weird, at least our snow comes in the right season!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree the weather all over the world is very weird.

Gill in a cold and snowy Canada