It doesn’t seem that long ago since we welcomed the hottest season of the year in but here we are on the final day of summer officially.
It doesn’t signal the end of pleasant and warm days but the nights are closing in quite quickly and overnight temperatures especially in the south, have a distinct autumnal feel.
Mother Nature has been in full force in both New Zealand and Australia over the last 3 months with earthquakes, cyclones, floods, bushfires and heatwaves therefore it’s one that many people will remember for a very long time.
The impact of La Nina has been more obvious across the ditch with some devastating results but we also have had a taste in these parts especially between Christmas and New Year.
Today the weather appears mostly serene across New Zealand with just some cloud and possibly rain moving into Fiordland and other parts of the West Coast with some falls maybe spreading across the deep south.
Elsewhere it should be mostly bright and sunny with just a few cloudy areas and temperatures quite summery for many of us, a perfect way to end for what has been for many of us an eventful season.
on 28/02/2011 1:49am
Phil, do you see any signs of the La Nina effect diminishing here and in Australia yet?
on 28/02/2011 2:12am
It does slowly appear to be weakening but La Nina is still with us but hopefully not continuing to make the impact that is has for some during the summer.
on 27/02/2011 9:33pm
Now that summer has officially left us , what do the next couple of months have for us.Do you see any decent rainfall during the Autum months. I’m really talking the far north. Thanks
on 27/02/2011 6:55pm
In the north the whole of March is more of a summer month than autumn.