While we’re still technically in winter most people who are writing in to WeatherWatch.co.nz or our social media pages are telling us spring is most definitely here early this year – as we’ve seen in August over previous years, as far back as 2012.
A lot of people have written to us saying this is great news and they embrace a warmer August and earlier start to spring.
But not all are so sure. The warmer trends do clearly link with global climate change, heat records are being broken all year round now across a number of nations. Warmer trends in New Zealand can also be directly linked to our local highs and lows – but the gloabl trend is clear and we are part of that.
So…is the 2018 early start to Spring a positive…or a negative?