Australia has a heatwave while New Zealand is slipping back to spring with below average temperatures moving in.
If you live in the lower eastern South Island today you can be forgiven if you’re frustrated the weather isn’t very summer-like, and may not be right up until about Christmas.
Over the next week New Zealand has at least three strong south to south west changes moving through. Not only will this keep the Australian heatwave over their way but it will usher in cooler Southern Ocean air bringing below average daytime highs and colder nights over NZ.
December is an unsettled month and true summer weather often doesn’t set in until January – and even then NZ’s location on earth means we can get sudden cold changes just as easily as sudden sub-tropical ones.
But after all the hotter than normal weather lately this temperature drop to below normal may really stand out for some people and feel “cold”. Daytime highs in some southern coastal areas may even be struggling to reach the teens today and this working week.
The very top of NZ is least affected by the changes – but the humidity dropping will make it feel cooler in the north with temperatures dropping back to average, or still staying slightly above normal.
on 18/12/2019 1:57pm
no global warming then …..see its a hoax like some people say
on 18/12/2019 7:53pm
That is such a uneducated and ignorant statement. You need to understand how the science of global warming and climate change works.
Do some research!
on 21/12/2019 9:54am
Yes and how the climate change church fraudulent science does not include the sun in its climate models…go figure talk about let’s get more tax and wealth transfer AL Gore has made millions from his nonsense. Now even NAsa scientist is saying we going through co2 starvation.