Posted Feb 3, 2011 10:56 UTC (Thu) by pjm (subscriber, #2080)
In reply to: LCA 2012 by djm
Parent article: LCA 2011
If LCA 2011 was a great conference despite coming immediately between international-news-making floods and a category-5 tropical cyclone, then Ballarat sounds pretty promising.
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_089002_A... gives climate information for Ballarat. It doesn't look particularly menacing. Comparing with a couple of other places where LCA has been held, the humidity is drier than Sydney and Brisbane, but similar to Melbourne; while average temperatures looks similar to both Melbourne and Sydney and cooler than Brisbane; and hot days (90th & 100th percentiles) look about a degree C hotter than Brisbane's, and a degree or more cooler than Melbourne's.
(However, I'm not sure I've been to Ballarat in summer, so I've no personal experience of what it "feels like" compared to elsewhere.)