The current 7-day forecast for Melbourne:
Friday 30 August Max 20 Shower or two. Saturday 31 August Min 12 Max 23 Sunny. Sunday 1 September Min 15 Max 25 Partly cloudy. Monday 2 September Min 12 Max 23 Partly cloudy. Tuesday 3 September Min 11 Max 25 Partly cloudy. Wednesday 4 September Min 16 Max 26 Shower or two developing. Thursday 5 September Min 16 Max 20 Shower or two.
I declare summer whenever there’s going to be 7 consecutive days in a row above 19 degrees. Previously, the earliest Summer has started was mid-September, but typically it’s been moving forward from October or November.
Remember we’ve got an election coming up in a week’s time, and that’s your opportunity to repeal the carbon tax. Which we need to do, to keep lovely balmy weather happening in winter-time and to keep the cost-of-living down. Remember: carbon-dioxide is food for plants, and as such good for the environment, which is made out of plants. That’s just science.