Typically in Winter the south wind prevails and is most prevalent along Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia’s south eastern and south western coastlines. The Great Southern region of Western Australia is also affected.
Large populations living with the effects of corrosion from southerly winds in Victoria include Phillip Island to Cape Patterson in the south east. The Great Ocean Road beginning at Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Lorne, Torquay, Aireys Inlet and Port Fairy experience salty winter southerlies. So does the Mornington Peninsula along the Port Philip Bay suburbs including Black Rock, Brighton and St Kilda. Melbourne clotheslines need to be robust and narrow for both coastal and city living.
Tasmanian towns that suffer salty winds are the suburbs along the Derwent in Hobart including the South Arm, Clifton Beach to Bruny Island. Many towns along the Huon River including Cygnet & Geeveston experience signs of corrosion.
Adelaide suburbs of Henley Beach, Glenelg, Hallet Cove, Noarlunga and Aldinga Beach face west and are in the direct line for corrosion. Even down to Port Elliot and Victor Harbour in the southerly direction, stainless steel clotheslines would be the smartest choice for laundry days.
WA towns of Albany, Walpole, Denmark and Augusta bunker down over the winter as the southern bite winds blow.