Summer hasn’t quite been as “summery” as many expected!
Friday morning was especially cold for end of December, with single digit lows as far north as rural Auckland, and overnight lows dipping down to 3 or 4 degrees through the Central Plateau and around Central Otago.
While not anything earth shattering, those temperatures are not much fun in a tent – just ask someone who forgot to bring a warm jersey camping!
â€” WeatherWatch.co.nz (@WeatherWatchNZ) December 29, 2016
Towards the end of the week we asked how many of our Facebook friends had been lighting fires recently – and we had more than 100 comments (and counting!) with people confirming they’re using heating in midsummer!
on 2/01/2017 6:22am
No heating for the last 8 weeks. But I would have if we had any fuel left. We are in the North Waikato: Ohinewai.
on 1/01/2017 2:38pm
From Wellington. While it has been relatively warm here for two or three months, the weather has otherwise generally been foul with gale-force winds and driving rain on many days. The temperature aside, it has been as bad as winter weather can get. If this is “mid-summer” then God help us. Rather, I think, the seasons have shifted over the past few decades. Spring no longer starts when the lambs are born, and wintry weather does last through until the end of the year. We can hope for summer any time from now through until about June – if the past few years are anything to go by.
on 1/01/2017 2:15pm
well this summer reminds me off an el nino than a la nina……so the el nino has been going 3 years we haven’t had a major cyclone in that long
on 1/01/2017 12:46am
Been to warm for heating up here in Whangarei but one or two mornings were close to switching on C/H, put a jumper on instead and that helped till day warmed up. The SWesters are to blame, very cool and evening walks with dog I had to wear a light jacket.
I felt sorry for the young campers in small motor homes trying to cook evening meals over at the Info centre under the trees. All rugged up and trying to keep out the cold winds.
on 31/12/2016 11:56pm