Melbourne is known for it’s windy days. Often, back in Switzerland, when we had similar strong winds, I would not go outside for too long or at least stay away from trees. Over the last couple of years my attitude changed slightly. I still try to avoid huge trees (if possible) but head outside even if it’s windy. Why? I’m not sure. It’s not as if I feel safer here than back in Switzerland. I think it’s just because everyone does it and it’s normal. You get used to strong winds here.