Summer has arrived in Melbourne (not that you’d know it with the drenching rain we had for a large part of the afternoon). But even in the heart of winter we’d never see the sort seaside scene shown above, with snow to the edge of the water. We mostly only get snow in the high country.
The photo above, from the Guardian Eyewitness iPad app, shows a couple of people walking their dog by dawn’s early light, along Tynemouth beach in North Shields, after a heavy overnight snowfall.
For those without an iPad, the Guardian’s Eyewitness gallery for the past year can be seen on the newspaper’s website. A direct link is here.