A popular saying referring to Melbourne's changeable weather: "If you don't like Melbourne's weather, just wait five minutes, it will change" might sound like an exaggeration, but the capital of Victoria is known for its bizarre and very quick weather changes.
A Melbourne morning could start with fog and rain; by midday clear to become a hot, sunny day without a cloud in the sky; then by evening, a freak electric thunderstorm could streak the skies with lightning.
Do you find Melbourne's changeable weather irritating, or is it something you can live with?
I find Melbourne's weather very annoying! You never know what tomorrow will bring, and the unpredictability of it makes it hard to arrange outdoor activities - too hot, too cold, too rainy! Or what to wear to be comfortable - a coat? sunglasses? gum boots? Shorts? ALL of the above! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Melbourne, though I wish its weather were not so fickle.
I guess it is a city for everyone. If you like it hot - drive 5 minutes. If not, drive the other direction. Overall, Melbourne's weather is on the cold side, however it is a happening city and you just take the good with the bad!
Yes, I find Melbourne weather little irritating. But overall I've liked the city so I can live with it. But summers are horrible. I was ill almost everyday. For a person who has lived in the tropics for 30 years, I still found Melbourne summer unbearable
I lived in Melbourne for 3 years, and have to say that I much prefer the cooler weather there than the weeks (and months!) of the heat and humidity which is common in Perth. When you get the occasional hot and humid day in Melbourne, you know that by later in the day or within the next couple of days it will cool down again. At least if it's cold it's always nice to rug up but so hard to keep cool when it's stinking hot!
We don't mind it, as we're only in Melbourne for about 5 weeks during the year, but NEVER during winter though. Not brave enough! 1 Boxing Day we took the little ones to a kids park, & it was 'freezing'. We always look at the weather forecast after the news each night, as both our daughters live there.