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Melbourne In The Rain: Photos Reveal Its Beauty No Matter The Season

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: People shelter from the rain under umbrellas as they cross the road from Federation Square on July 31, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100mk/h hit Melbourne this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

It’s the cultural capital of Australia renowned for having four seasons in one day, but unlike it’s dryer, neighbouring states, Melbourne’s wet weather only adds to its appeal.

Think: outdoor heated laneways with the distinct scent of roasted coffee beans, old pubs offering mulled wine alongside an open fire and a local style that proves Australian fashion is so much more than denim shorts and Havaianas.

While its year-round drizzle may deter some travelers, most residents will tell you the rain generally only lasts in short bursts, before the clouds open up to sunshine.

Either way, the below magic captured by various photographers proves rain, hail or shine, the city is something special.