The solar eclipse slipped over from the Northern Hemisphere into our territory at daybreak.
Seems we may have a repeat of the solar eclipse.
Interactive map HERE.
Further future solar eclispes are listed HERE.
Another possibility to lack of sunshine was the following...
The Combined Chiefs of Staff approved that “Gas warfare will be undertaken by both the United States and British Commonwealth Forces on the decision of a representative especially designated for that purpose by its highest governmental authority (eg: General MacArthur)”Source.
Melbourne's Princes Bridge Mark II was opened on this day.