Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Tikka, I don't think I'm in Melbourne anymore

I realised today why I cannot consider myself a Melbournite anymore, and have to concede that I'm a Canberra-type person. I no longer carry an umbrella with me everywhere. When I first moved here, and indeed for the first 18 months or so, I had an umbrella in my bag at all times. You just never know when it's going to rain. But I've learnt that there may be rain forecasted for Canberra, but that means nothing. You have about a 10% chance of rain. However, in Melbourne, it will rain if there is rain forecast, simple as that. This weekend, there is rain forecast for Brisvegas and Canberra. I don't have an umbrella with me for my trip up north, I'll probably need it. I don't think I'd need it if I were staying at home. My prediction for this weekend, it will rain in QLD, it won't in the ACT. I've been here too long, I don't carry an umbrella with me anymore. I don't even know where mine is!

2 comments:

baronvonhuffing said...

What are you talking about? Melbourne is in one of its greatest ever droughts. It did rain today, but that was the first time in about six weeks. Less than 10mm of rain fell for the whole of October. It doesn't rain here anymore...

scientician said...

But does it rain in Melbourne if rain is forecast? Regardless of whether it is in drought or flood? I think you'll find the answer is yes. In Canberra, even when they predict rain, it hardly ever shows up. That was my point. And I haven't lived in Melbourne for 2.5 years, it used to rain there.