From: Mike Harding
Subject: Re: Oh, drats!
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 17:09:25 +1100
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On Sat, 28 Dec 2002 22:53:19 -0500, "Peter O. Brackett"
>> In Melbourne (Oz) it's currently 10am and 30 degs. C,
>> forecast to hit 35 but will probably go to 37+ where I am,
>> but I rarely use the AC, I prefer to open the doors/windows
>> and use some fans.
>Hello in Melbourne, OZ...
>Well in Melbourne, FL just across the lagoon from me here on the barrier
>island, it is 42F and fair.
>Here in Indialantic By-the-Sea, on the island, a few miles to the East of
>Melbourne and just a couple
>of hundred feet from the Atlantic beach it is warmer, around 50F this
>evening, with a slight breeze
>and a clear sky full of bright stars.
>A little too cool to sleep with all the windows and lanai doors open this
>evening, so we will
>just throw a blanket over us on the bed this evening.
>BTW... Melbourne, FL here just a few miles South of Cape Canaveral was named
>after your fair city by one of its' former residents who migrated here in the late
>1800's. He founded this town and named it after his former home in Oz.
Thanks for that info. Peter. Because Oz is such a new country (so
to speak) I had always assumed Melbourne Fl. was there first.
My Melbourne is generally a mild and low humidity climate, a few
hot weeks in summer and a few cool ones in winter (10 deg C would
be a cold winter day). However we do have some pretty good skiing
in the hills 2-3 hours drive from the city in the winter. But best of
all, once out of the city, we have hardly any people at all and lots
and lots of open space :)