Ginger Meggs by Jason Chatfield

Ginger Meggs

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    How cold do Australian winters get anyway? I may be from the US state of Washington, but a cousin in Arizona told it’s like the hundred teens this summer (so far).

  2. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    It would be extremely rare for an Australian school to be closed due to snow – except maybe in Alpine ski areas, of which there are a few. Cyclones*, on the other hand … unfortunately quite common in the northern tropical areas of the continent.


    *Cyclone … aka. hurricane, typhoon etc.


    The coldest daily MAXIMUM temperature I can remember in Melbourne in my nearly 60 years is 8C. Of course, it gets much colder overnight in winter – often below freezing. Our weather is also very variable – in 2006 we had a massive heatwave + bushfires close to the City in the lead-up to Christmas … Heat, smoke, wind – it was like the gates of hell had opened. On Boxing Day it snowed on the nearby hills and we had to light the wood fire to keep warm … remember that this is the height of summer.


    It keeps life interesting.

  3. Locura

    Locura said, over 1 year ago

    @dukedoug

    Of course, Australia covers a lot of area too. I know that being near the ocean tends to moderate temperature change, but does the southern part of Australia get a lot of snow, as it is…Souther?

  4. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @Locura

    We get winter snow on the “high country” in the southeastern part of the country (states of Victoria and New South Wales) and also in Tasmania … the southeastern island state. There are ski fields there and a season that typically lasts from June to August. The snow really only falls and stays on the tops of the various “resort” mountains, say above 1000 metres. Our cities rarely get snow and we certainly don’t get snowed in … as I have experienced even in the UK when I lived there in the late 70’s.


    For comparison Melbourne latitude is around 37S, Toronto Canada is 43N, New York is 40N and London UK is 51N (and I have been kinda’ snowed in there once around Christmas time) … more Norther !!


    Southern New Zealand is renowned for its winter snow. It is more exposed to colder, wetter airstreams from the Southern Ocean and Antarctica … and has higher mountains. Check out Queenstown NZ.

  5. Jason Chatfield

    Jason Chatfield said, over 1 year ago

    @dukedoug

    We certainly do get some cold ones here in Melbourne. The record low for June in here was −2.2C (28F). Crazy.
    Certainly we get snow, and storms and cyclones are well and truly enough to close a school in Australia.

  6. Marc

    Marc said, over 1 year ago

    Exactly how is what is depicted in these panels anything close to “extreme” weather? Looking at Ginger in P2, it can’t be much worse than a brisk chill out there.

  7. scsurfer

    scsurfer said, over 1 year ago

    Nobody ever closed school “because it’s just too nice of a day.”

  8. Jason Chatfield

    Jason Chatfield said, over 1 year ago

    @Marc

    It’s a cartoon. Try not to analyse it too much champ.

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