17 signs that Summer is just around the corner

Summer is just around the corner 🌞

Long days. Warm water. And glorious, glorious sun. Yep... we can practically smell the sunscreen and BBQ aromas in the air already, which can only mean one thing – summer is just around the corner!

And while we love winter and all, there's nothing quite like spending lazy days at the beach or soaking up some rays in the park. Here are 17 surefire signs that summer is on its way.

1. The mercury starts to climb

After months of being bundled up in jackets and scarves, the first few days of warm weather are always a welcome relief. Suddenly, going for a walk or sitting outside for a flat white doesn't seem quite so daunting anymore.

2. Zooper Doopers becomes a staple diet

During summer, there's nothing better than cooling down with a delicious Zooper Dooper (or three). Whether you prefer yours classic or in weird flavours like bubblegum, there's no denying that this sweet treat is the perfect way to beat the heat.

3. The days get longer

As the weather gets warmer, the days start to feel longer and more relaxed. There's nothing quite like spending a lazy afternoon at the lake or beach, and with summer comes ample opportunity to do just that.

4. You start planning your holidays

Summertime means endless possibilities for holidays and road trips. Whether you're heading to the coast for a long weekend or taking a few weeks off to explore Australia, there's no doubt that summer is the best time to travel.

5. Your wardrobe gets a makeover

Gone are the heavy jackets and bulky layers – summer fashion is all about light, airy fabrics and bright colours. Time to say goodbye to your winter wardrobe and hello to your flowy and casual summer style (a.k.a. pluggers and as little clothing as possible).

6. You start drinking more white wine and beer

As the weather warms up, our taste buds seem to follow suit. Suddenly, all we want to drink is crisp white wine and refreshing beer. Fortunately, Australia has no shortage of amazing craft breweries and wineries, so we'll be spoilt for choice come summer.

7. The BBQ comes out of hiding

As soon as the sun starts shining, everyone seems to dust off their BBQs and get cooking. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner outdoors, and there's nothing quite like a good old Aussie BBQ feast.

8. Your social calendar gets full

In summer, there's always something going on – whether it's a friend's birthday, a wedding or a family reunion. With warmer weather comes an influx of social events, so get ready to celebrate the silly season in style!

9. You start craving salads and fresh fruit

After months of comfort food, your body starts to crave lighter fare come summer. Suddenly, all you can think about is devouring a big bowl of salad or indulging in some delicious seasonal fruit. Yum!

10. You start counting down the days until Christmas

Okay, so this one might be a bit premature. But let's face it – once summer rolls around, the countdown to Christmas begins in earnest! From festive parties to gift shopping, there's so much to look forward to… and we can't wait.

11. The beaches start to get busy

As soon as the weather warms up, the beaches start to fill up. If you're planning on spending some time at the beach this summer, be sure to get there early to snag a spot in the sun!

12. You start feeling more active

With longer days and warmer weather, you'll find yourself feeling more energised and motivated to get out and about. Summer is the perfect time to get active, whether you're hitting the gym or going for a run outdoors.

13. Your skin starts to glow

Thanks to the warmer weather and longer days, your skin will start to look healthier and feel softer come summer. If you've been neglecting your skincare routine over winter, now is the time to get back on track!

14. You begin making plans for New Year's Eve

As soon as summer hits, thoughts of New Year's Eve start dancing in your head. Whether you're planning a big night out or a cosy night in, there's no better way to ring in the new year than with your closest friends and family.

15. Friends and family start returning to your hometown or suburb

After months of being away, your friends and family will start making their way back to your neck of the woods as summer approaches. This means good ol' catchups around a backyard BBQ or lazy days on the beach – either way… perfect!

16. The cricket season heats up

If you're a cricket fan, then you'll know that summer is the best time of year to watch the sport. With the Big Bash League and international matches taking place, there's plenty of action to keep you entertained.

17. Summer music festivals give you something to look forward to

From Splendour in the Grass to Stereosonic, there's no shortage of amazing music festivals to enjoy in summer. And with so many great artists performing, the hardest part is choosing which ones to see!

So there you have it, 17 surefire signs that summer is just around the corner. Get ready to enjoy all the best this season has to offer and make the most of the warmer weather!

Happy (almost) summer everyone.

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