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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by SwappingStates, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. We have lived in SA for 2 years and want to go to the Gold Coast can anyone compare the two summers for us. How does 45 to 47oC we have had in Adelaide compare to the cooler but more humid gold coast/brizzy climate.

    Thanks a lot Lee

  2. Fudgley

    Fudgley Guest

    Its only a bit too humid in Jan & Feb, but I personally find it much easier to deal with than the blowtorch you have on your skin in an SA summer. A fan actually cools you down in humidity ,as opposed to just speeding the hot air up as it does in SA.
  3. poolguy

    poolguy New Member

    On a slightly different tack, how do the winters compare during the day and the night?
    It gets really cold at night and in SA (ocasionally down to zero) and not much warmer in the day. I guess an average would be 10 to 15 in the day!

  4. Fudgley

    Fudgley Guest

    We spent 3 years in SA, the weather in winter was partly the reason we left ( not always brilliant in summer either).
    This is our first winter up here. Its been blue skies for weeks, hardly any rain, temps in mid 20's during the day (up in the 30's this week) and it rarely gets down much below 10 on a night.
    Bit like a perfect English summer.
  5. It is a horrible hot heat down in SA and you do feel it burning through your skin gets a little concerning when you work on a roof fixing industrial/commercial ac for a living lol. Winters are pretty cold and the Gold Coast winter sounds like a dream!
  6. Cymru

    Cymru New Member

    Hi, we lived in SA for 2 1/2 years and been in brissy for over a year. I agree the winters in Brissy are fantastic but i much prefer the summer months in Adelaide, we were living there during a heatwave but i found that heat much easier to deal with than the Brissy heat which is sticky and humid. I didnt think i would be able to cope with another summer up here but everyone says you get used to it, so am hoping it will be easier this year.

    Another down point of qld is that even in the summer months its pitch black by 6.30/7pm - so no staying on the beaches until 9.30 pm like in Adelaide not that we are near enough to a beach to get there after work.
  7. poolguy

    poolguy New Member

    Hey Martin and Nicola, We met here in Adelaide once.:biggrin:
    My daughter Lucy was friends with Abbie and we met up in Fasta Pasta in Reynella!
    Small world eh. How are you doing over there?

  8. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    I think we have much less of the extremes in temperature than in SA. Yes, we have high humidity in Jan / Feb, but I would rather that than the dry heat in the 40's! Winter is fabulous here! For example today, like many other days in the last month it is in the mid 20's and we have blue skies and sunshine.


  9. Cymru

    Cymru New Member

    Hi Colin

    yes we do remember you and I think that abbie has been talking to lucy recently on msn.

    so you have decided to try another state ah?

    we are just about beginning to settle after 16 months up here and it took a trip back to Adelaide in July to prove to us that we had made the right decision in coming to brissy so have only really felt settled after that. For us the move up here was harder than the actual move from the uk. I do miss being near a beach but the roads are so mad here you basically have to live where the work is otherwise you will be all day on the road.We are loving the winter months here but i know last summer nearly killed me, as I said I much prefer the summer months in Adelaide - light nights etc.

    anyway good luck with your move
  10. Hi Cymru where have you settled in Brisbane we are setting out selling our property at the moment but we are really excited about leaving Adelaide for GC.
  11. Cymru

    Cymru New Member

    Hi Lee

    We settled in the south western suburbs of Brisbane (Jindalee) which is a beautiful suburb has everything here and is only 11kms outside the city. We ideally would have loved to move to the sunshine coast but you have to go where the work is. There was no way we could have lived on the gold coast and worked in Brisbane the commute doesnt sound that bad if you go by train by it would have worn very thin being on the road that long each day.

    whereabouts do you live in Adelaide? If you want to know anything about the move pm me.

    hope all goes well
  12. moving states! We are currently living in Melbourne.

    We moved here 18 months ago and decided to make it quick, coming in on a 457 sponsorship visa with my husband's company, despite having an application in for permanent residency. Kids are fine, husband OK, but I am really struggling to settle here in Melbourne. We know Brisbane and have quite a few friends up there and I am now desperate to make the move. My husband agrees he prefers Queensland, please tell us it would be a good move!

  13. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    Noone can tell you it will be a good move. Only you know that. Have you been up here to Brissie?

    What are you looking for if you move? What dont you like about Melbourne??

    Speaking for me personally........I came to Brizzy as I was offered work here. I have been to Melbourne and the instant we landed I knew taht I was glad I didnt live there!!!
  14. moving states! We are currently living in Melbourne.

    Hi Mark and Jo,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes we have been to Brisbane and have quite a few friends up there. That was our first impression of Australia and we loved it. We have since been back up for holidays to see friends and I yearn for it every time we get back to Melbourne. Melbourne winters are freezing, its always windy and outside the city it is extremely industrial! We may as well be in London or Manchester or somewhere like that. I didn 't move to the other side of the world for this!!! The people seem different somehow, the Melbournians can be quite withdrawn and sometimes aggressive and the drivers are another story altogether. Talk about road rage!

    Can you recommend any suburbs to us? We would ideally like somewhere rural with a little bit of land but close to the city. I know it may be a bit of a tall order but we have been looking and there seems to be nice places but need to know about schools etc.

    Any more info would be great.

    Thanks again.

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