The Land of Crazy Weather

So what is one of the things I miss most about Denmark now that we’re (temporarily) living in another foreign country? Believe it or not, I miss the weather.

Now, for those of you living in Denmark who are looking at this with one skeptically raised eyebrow, let me explain. I don’t miss the dark or the constant mist-rain. But I do miss the consistency.

This is what Melbourne’s weather looks like for the next week:

Melbourne Weather

I’m not saying that it’s not nice to see all those happy suns in my future, but those temperatures are all over the place! And this morning, it was pouring rain, so much so that Brian’s tram had to drop him off three stops early because the tracks were flooded.

Suffice it to say, I’ve been spoiled by Denmark’s consistent weather. In Aarhus, I don’t even have to look at the weather forecast  before heading out the door. I just stick my head outside and know it’s going to feel about the same all day long. Here, I have no idea what to wear. Not only do the temperatures swing back and forth between days, but they do so within the days as well. So now as I leave the apartment, I have to make sure I have at least three layers and a scarf with me just in case the wind picks up or the clouds cover the sun and the temperature plummets.

Yep, definitely spoiled. But I miss the predictability of Danish weather.

Oh, and one other thing. The bad thing about traveling so that you experience two springs in one year? Two allergy seasons. The allergies here have hit us. Hard. And I don’t usually have outdoor allergies (unlike Brian, who has them big time), but even I’m sneezing and coughing all over the place. Bleh.

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3 thoughts on “The Land of Crazy Weather

  1. i’d always thought that weather in european countries are always unpredictable. holland has always been so unpredictable and the wind is killing me. many other countries have similar conditions. never knew that aarhus is predictable. i went there a couple years ago, nice small town!

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    • It may be because it’s such a small country surrounded on water on three sides, so much of the up and down of weather is mitigated by the coastal effect. I’m still having trouble knowing when it’s going to rain, though. It always looks like it could, so I’m constantly carrying my umbrella. All the native Danes seem to have a built in radar for when rain is actually expected, so usually I’m the only one carrying an umbrella 😉

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