Sydney winter sucks

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  1. standtall

    standtall Well-Known Member

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    Who else hates Sydney winter? My productivity drops and not to mention an onslaught of allergies as soon as the winter starts.

    I wish it was possible to opt out of Sydney winter!
     
  2. Simon Hampel

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    Seriously? Have you lived anywhere else?

    Try moving south or even inland for a couple of years - that will make you appreciate the mild (and often sunny) Sydney winters!
     
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    ....ever lived in Canberra?????

    Cheers

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    sydney winter is fantastic! love the chilly nights but yet sunny days (most of the time)
     
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    Sydney winter is mild. agree with @Pat
     
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    I agree 100%, winter is such a big distraction. I spend more time on snowatch.com.au and ski.com.au, BOM Alpine, I'm surprised that I still have time to post here, read the news, watch Mister Woo Tube AND get some work done.
     
  7. Ed Barton

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    It is. Move north. You probably wouldn't like the summers though.
     
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    You're 1/2 right - I didn't like the winters that much either - too mild.
     
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    Eddie Woo is cool. We're going to Mt Hotham this year.
     
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    I'll take a Sydney winter over a Perth one nearly any year.. (except last)

    Perth is cold, wet and windy in June - Sept. and unlike Sydney has no ski fields within driving distance. :eek:
     
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    Come to Queensland, the winters are lovely.

    On the other hand, the summers.......
    Marg
     
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    It's the lack of sun in Perth that kills me in winter. I get winter depression every year from lack as sun. I just tell work to expect me to be grumpy for 3 months. But it really only starts to turn around at the Spring Equinox.

    @standtall, I do hate winter. I don't like that it is dark when I leave work and I hate the cold. If I ever get enough money to retire I would love to spend Spring, Summer and Autumn in Perth and winter in Brisbane. My grandparents from Adelaide lived in Brisbane about 4 months a year. Loved it. :)
     
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    :eek:

    No. Sydney winter is one of the best for those who doesn't like extreme cold. Weather is usuallt great with little rain. I still go to the beach this month without much add on. Will totally miss it when I'm in Melb :oops:

    Ever been to Orange?
     
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    I actually don't mind the sunny winter mornings in Canberra :p
     
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    I have the same problem with hay fever in winter. Though I have it all year my severe attacks happen in winter (almost to the week).
    Otherwise it has some good points - I can run around playing tennis for hours and not have to worry about heat stress. I like outside fishing which can be quite good in winter and the weather is often more stable for it.
     
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    I hear you all - may be sydney summer is so fantastic that I hate sydney winter in comparison.

    I would love to be someday able to have a winter only residence in Brisbane.
     
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    My biggest turn off is that day is smaller and I need my daily dose of sun (vitamin D) to function well.

    I have lived in New York for some time but I would take an extreme winter over a milder one for many reasons.

    1) better heating
    2) no allergies (snow cover hides away all bad stuff)
    3) enjoying snow is a bonus
     
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    When I moved from Geelong to Sydney I didn't wear a jumper for 3 years :D

    By year 4, I was acclimatised, yep, now its cold again :(

    Doesn't matter where you live, summer to winter changes (and back again) are terrible:p
     
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    Not too keen on winter myself. Don't like changing my attire....out with the thongs and in with the ugg boots.
     
  20. Gockie

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    Well, Brisbane has lots of apartments going for only 250k! Maybe your dream can come true :)
     
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