At the shop the shopkeeper asked me today how I was finding the weather. I said, "I feel like I'm living in Australia." The shopkeeper started laughing.
Turns out, she has in-laws living in Western Australia and when she talked to them on Skype this week, they said Invercargill's weather was hotter than theirs.
When I got back home, out of interest, I looked up the weather data for this week and, it's official: Invercargill's weather was warmer than Western Australia this week.
If you have difficulty understanding what the significance of that is, look at the world map and compare where Invercargill is compared to Perth.
Sure, it's kind of cool having strawberries flower in October, but... at the same time, it's, like... ahem. Cool and makes me very apprehensive at the same time.