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NEW POLL: Have you used heating this Summer?

With the results of our last poll suggesting our visitors are less than impressed with Summer so far, we thought we’d go one step further – and find out just how un-Summer-y it’s been.

Weatherwatch’s Head Weather Analyst, Philip Duncan said on CountryTV this week that he’s used a heat pump this year – to the disbelief of many around the office, and the country.

So is Phil alone in this? Has anyone else felt the need for heating -or is starting a fire, or switching the electric blanket on too much like admitting defeat?

Let us know in the poll, and which Island you’re in, and give us some more detail in the comments – we’ll publish the results next week!

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Guest on 26/01/2014 10:52pm

No heating, unless bed socks count. One cold wet thundery day I gazed wistfully at the wood-burner though.

Guest on 26/01/2014 10:51am

Snow on the mountain tops at least three times in the last fortnight. Once staying there all day instead of melting away. Outside temp on drive home from work tonight measured 8 degrees at 10pm. Fire lit tonight when we got home. I get hayfever from grass pollen and this year the sneeze season has been prolonged I presume due to the cooler wetter weather meaning grass isn’t browning off and going to seed as soon as usual.  – Queenstown.

Guest on 26/01/2014 3:02am

It has been such an awful “summer” in Dunedin. Cloud every day, rain almost every day. Used the fire twice. Have worn my down jacket numerous times. 

Guest on 26/01/2014 1:59am

Only twice in the car on the way to work early morning – Wellington.

Dan w on 25/01/2014 11:19pm

Been horrible down here been using heat pump and nearly got firewood in!

Is there and end to this horrible cold summer?

Derek on 25/01/2014 10:31pm

I have put our central heating on a couple of times in our part of Whangarei, mainly in December when the early morning temp was around the 10/12 deg, since then I have not although it came close. Did not run it for long just to make it more comfy while waiting for the heat from the sun to take over and then all doors and windows came open SW wind permitting.

Guest on 25/01/2014 10:18pm

Does the heater in your car count? We have had to turn that on each morning before going to work and we liv in Auckland.

Anne on 25/01/2014 9:27pm

Bring on the air conditioning it’s getting humid now

Suzie on 25/01/2014 9:23pm

its been a very wet Summer but not cold enough to need heating

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