In Australasia the traditional terms for seasons apply to the temperate zone that occupies all of New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the south-eastern corner of South Australia and the south-west of Western Australia, and the south east Queensland areas south of Brisbane.
Winter is from the 1st of June until the 31st of August. Our Winter solstice this year is on the 21st June, at 2:24 p.m. Winter in Melbourne is quite mild compared to most major cities in the Northern Hemisphere temperate zone. We rarely get snow, but having said that, Winters in Melbourne tend to be cool and wet. The lowest temperature on record is −2.8 °C, on the 21st of July 1869. The most recent occurrence of sleet in the Central Business District was on the 25th of June 1986 and the most recent snowfalls in the outer eastern suburbs and Mount Dandenong were on 10 August 2005. More commonly, Melbourne experiences frosts and fog in winter.
There are lots of things to do in Melbourne in Winter and many people who live in the tropical and sub-tropical North of Australia visit Melbourne during the Winter to experience "cold weather"!
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