The sun is now officially spending more time in the northern hemisphere that the southern, following the Autumn Equinox last Thursday and it’s becoming very clear as our amount of daylight plummets.
“The days are now getting shorter by about 20 minutes a week” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan “With the sun setting quicker than it does rising later the evening’s are most noticeable”.
He says Auckland’s averaging around 17 minutes less sunlight each week, while Wellington and Christchurch are closer to 20. “Due to the shape of the globe the days get shorter quicker in the South Island as we go into Autumn. Places like Dunedin and Invercargill are losing closer to 25 minutes each week”.
Daylight Savings ends this Saturday night. “Some prefer the longer evenings while some don’t enjoy the dark mornings” says Duncan.