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BLOG : Well….hasn’t it got boring all of a sudden!

The weather man in me is utterly and truly bored already.  Just 24 hours after our longest lasting storm this year has dragged itself away and I’m finding myself at a loss for things to talk about.  The irony is that on Sunday morning I was thinking “I just want a day off to not think about weather! (which is a complete lie…because even when I think I’m ‘over it’ I continue to check all my favourite weather websites and observations across the country!) 

Working for the Radio Network means I’m involved in a number of radio stations (click the Radio Network link at the very bottom of the page to see them all) and so I’m busy telling them all about what’s happening.  When the storm stops, so to do the interviews…and anyone who knows me knows that I love talking…especially about the weather!  So here I am…rambling away to someone I hope…because after 9 days of non-stop stormy weather it’s hard to just suddenly stop cold turkey!

The weird thing with about a storm – and 99% of all weather geeks agree – is that you actually grow attached to them…you get to know them as if they have a personality.  In fact, they really do develop a personality….in this recent case, it was an angry overweight person who didn’t want to go anywhere and didn’t want to please anyone. 

Now that it’s finally moved out to sea – and don’t get me wrong  it was great to see the sun today – part of me misses the adrenalin rush a storm can give you.

I shouldn’t complain…9 days of telling the country about this amazing storm was quite simply awesome!…and now I have a couple days off before the next one.  Yep – the next one.  More heavy snow, strong winds and rain are on the way…this time it should be more of an southern event – mostly impacting regions south of Central Plateau.

From my point of view I want something different to talk about.  Not a repeat of what we’ve just seen.  Maybe some heavy snow for Dunedin….maybe a good hail storm in Auckland….maybe a week afterwards of nothing but clear skies and huge frosts. 

I like my weather diverse and lively.  

Thank you to those of you who have sent in comments.  For those who haven’t please do use the CONTACT US button at the top of the page.  I want to know what you like, or don’t like, about the Weather Watch Centre.

Right-o…I’m off to not think about weather now………ha, who am I kidding?!


Philip Duncan – Head Weather Analyst



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