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Biggest weather event of 2009

Another year is about to depart and what do you think was the stand out weather feature of the year?

To help jog your memory there were the late central North Island snowstorms in October, parts of the Bay of Plenty saw a big hailstorm earlier in the year and there were 2 or 3 depressions that delivered cold snaps during the winter period.

2 or 3 months were much colder than normal with october being very cool overall.

Perhaps you saw something in your area that’s worth a mention. Feel free to post a comment 🙂



pete on 26/12/2009 12:06pm

no weather happened in chch this year..hmm…maybe the 40 deg back in early jan, or the days high of 23 at 3am earlier this month..but no snow, no major storms..quite a bit of dull an cool..a few scorchers…seems was all north island in 09

Andy H on 26/12/2009 4:58am

The massive thunderstorm that passed up the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula in January. The one that heaps of people took amazing photos of from Auckland. Phil I think you called it similar to the storms they get in America’s mid west. Anyway, from my view point in Tairua, it was incredible!

Guest on 26/12/2009 2:30am

The one for me that I recall is the storm in Tauranga. Got caught in it at a petrol station and had to wait it out.


Guest on 26/12/2009 2:28am

Loved the heavy snow in Hanmer in September. Hot pools and snow-great mix!
Terry Whangarei

Guest on 26/12/2009 2:27am

The one I noticed mostly was April and May in Nelson for the best weather. Lovely and still days and pleasant night mmmm wonderful!
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