Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria and second largest city in Australia, has a temperate oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. This is mainly due to Melbourne's geographical location. This temperature differential is most pronounced in the spring and summer months and can cause strong cold fronts to form. These cold fronts can be responsible for all sorts of severe weather from gales to severe thunderstorms and hail, abrupt temperature drops, and heavy rain. In late Winter and early spring we do get a lot of weather and it's quite dramatic to see the sky darkening with clouds as the change moves in.
In the last few weeks we have experienced a great deal of weather and some quite spectacular changes that have come through and affected the city. I'm just grateful that we have not had the extreme heat and drought that have caused the massive bushfires that have been burning for months now in the Northeast coast.
This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
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