The summer of 2007/08 has been one to remember for the Mainland as March continues the trend of the three previous months, according to South Island weather analyst Richard Green.
“The nights and mornings may be drawing in and a tad autumnal but the days have been mild and with plenty of sunshine too”.
Green says Autumn leaves are starting to take effect in many areas but up till this point, ground frosts have not been too frequent.
“35 degrees has been the official high recorded in Timaru this month which was a record breaker for the city. Other centres have also sweltered at times and the lack of moist southerlies moving up the Island has been noticeable”.
He says precipitation is needed now after a healthy dose in some eastern areas last month but the immediate future doesn’t look too positive rain-wise.