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May 7, 2008

Tasmania cold? Yes!

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Observation

Just returned from a long weekend in Tasmania.

As an adopted Queenslander, to say the southern state is cold is an understatement.

Temperatures in Hobart by day were those we get by night in Queensland. And a cold night at that.

Mt Wellington in clouds

Mt Wellington in clouds

Went for a drive up Mt Wellington (pictured), which overlooks Hobart, and the information boards there say the temperature at the summit is on average 10 C colder than the city below.

I'd packed away the woolly jumpers, never to be seen again. Wish I'd had the foresight to pack them for the journey.

What amazes me the most though is seeing the people in this island place go about their daily business in the knowledge that warmer places are available just a short flight away.

What must they think when they watch the telly and see all these sunny places so close by?

I'm told some are already making the move.

Mark my words; Australia is turning itself upside down. It won't be long before the northern (close to the equator) places are the most populous.

Buy land now as the cashed up southern fozeners are on the move.

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