As mentioned in Reminder 13, winter is drawing to a close here in the South-West. August marks a particular change which locals have become well aware of. For example, last weekend it was like early spring -- beautiful and warm. Next thing? Heavy rains and bitterly cold winds. We’re sort of used to August being fickle like that.
In fact, noticeable shifts like this usually happen before the 3 months are up. This has long been recognised by the original inhabitants of the South-West of this state, who have identified six seasons. I’ve summarised these in the table below.
The Six Seasons of South-Western Australia
The descriptions at http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/nyoongar/ are much better. Please take the time to look at this site for the official information on Indigenous Weather Knowledge.
One of the great ways you can use this information is to keep your wardrobe weather-ready. Get tips from my wardrobe upgrade download (upgrade download?) on my DIY page.
If you’re on a tight budget, just smarten up accessories or staples.
Remember to discard/recycle any superseded items.
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