Port Augusta, SALee Flaherty '12 | May 29, 2010
What kind of weather do you think of when the Australian bush comes to mind? Certainly not this:
But that’s what we’ve got. It’s late fall going into winter down under, and that means it gets a little wet – even in the dry parts of the driest Aussie state. Now, that’s not to say the weather is going to be rainy or cold, because the forecast this week is 19 degrees (mid 60′s in Fahrenheit) and sunny. Average rainfall here is about 250 mm/year, with the wettest months (~25 mm/month, or a bit less than 1 inch) during the winter. For comparison, that a hair under three times less rain from Port Augusta’s wettest month to Philadelphia’s driest.
Regardless, the weather is pretty dismal, and once it starts to get better I’ll head out to the build site and explore the town. The contractor is fencing off the build site, so we’ll see how that is progressing.