Darwin’s big freeze.

Thursday 26th May 2011, Darwin.

What is it with us and running into records with weather conditions wherever we travel? At the moment in Darwin they are experiencing an uncommon cold snap for this time of year and last night recorded the coldest night for May on record. This morning the weather bureau reported that last night the minimum temperature was a colossal FOUR DEGREES below normal at 16 degree just before sunrise, and the maximum for today was a low 29 degrees. I must admit we were expecting a cooler evening and put a blanket on the bed in readiness, but that’s not as bad as the stories about local people having to put the heater on in the car on their way to work. Things must be tough to be a local in such low temperatures, some were even heard to say “We may as well be in Melbourne?, I reckon they would be in for a shock.