Being somewhat of a stats man, I like to delve into our weather from the past and there’s always something that seems to stand out. Weather records are great to look at and we’ve got some pretty impressive tallies over the years from intense rain, soaring temperatures and winds that can really hammer away.
For me however it’s the day to day weather which I enjoy even though it doesn’t necessarily have the exciting extremes of records.
Autumn is a lovely time of year and there have been some days this season that have been our best in months with sunshine, little wind and pleasantly warm temperatures. Perhaps the ordinary summer is why some days recently seem to have simply sparkled but I’ve enjoyed it because it hasn’t been dramatic and instead quite serene.
For forecasters it’s a chance to catch our breath but also reflect on recent fluctuations and look forward to the upcoming winter and what it might contain.
I enjoy frosty conditions during the winter with some brilliant sunny days but because I live in the south, southerly changes can deliver showers of rain, hail, sleet, snow with gales making the odd appearance to add to the variation.
Some people say the weather is boring when a big ridge of high pressure moves over the country but for me I love to lay back and take in the big blue skies with the odd fluffy cloud and then enjoy the cool and crisp nights that follow.
Here’s to more lovely weather filled days!.
Story by R.Green
Image of train stopping on a sunny day in Southland
on 16/04/2012 12:43am
nothing like a good hard southland frost lets hope we get a good string of them this year we seem to of lacked the week to 10 days of them at the end of june for a while.
on 15/04/2012 11:32pm
Just a note to say I enjoyed reading this story Richard. Crispy mornings and bright sunny warm days are great,though don’t get many of them in Auckland. I remember eating ice off fence in Hawkes Bay many moons ago. Used to like feeling the ice crunch under bare feet too.