I always figured that Australians in general tend to exaggerate.

The water levels can’t really be that low can they? (Actually yes: a huge nearby lake is at 23% capacity – 75 feet below its full level - due to more than a decade of drought).

The summers aren’t really that hot, are they? (Actually yes: 40 degrees is common, even the norm).

My initial suspicions that Aussies tend to blow everything out of proportion has been proven wrong a few times now. Although a general undertone of exaggeration exists in many ways, it is not so extreme as to be noteworthy.

No, Australia is simply a country of extremes, it seems.

 

So when I heard that Melbourne (and surrounding areas) is known for having “Four Seasons in a Day”, I chucked it up to good ol’ Australian exaggeration.

Not so much.

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