If any of you fine readers are living in the great state of Victoria, you will know this: the weather here is so bloody unpredictable it’s basically one huge clusterfuck where any finite season becomes obsolete. It’s actually gotten to the point where this is something to be kinda proud of. So precious are Melbournians about our climate’s temperament that any one of ’em will fight you to the death that Crowded House‘s famous banger, ‘Four Seasons in One Day’, was written about us (it’s actually about Auckland, to clarify).
It started pissing down again at 2pm today, and King reckons another epic one is coming, like, right now. So, sorry, dear commuters, but you’re gonna be looking pretty bleak when you get home tonight. King even issued a warning for flash floods:
“These storms could easily produce 10 to 30 millimetres and possibly more, even 50 to 60 millimetres, so we are quite concerned about flash flooding in the Melbourne area this afternoon”.
It has been advised that people shouldn’t drive, ride or walk through flooded areas, and to remove yourself as far as possible from storm drains, creeks and the like. Apparently, everything should be back to “normal March conditions” by Thursday/Friday. To be honest, I was feeling pretty tripped out by how unseasonably warm it’s been here for the past few weeks.