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POLL RESULTS – A reluctant transition…

The results of our latest reader poll are in, and it seems a reasonably even split between those who are clinging to the past and those who are looking forward to Autumn.

Just under 50% of respondents said they were still clinging to what remains of Summer, and didn’t want to turn their clocks back for daylight savings – in parts of the North Island you would still be fooled – and with a big high remaining in place over the country, the prospect of Summery weather is certainly better than the prospect of avoiding daylight savings this year!

On commenter reflected this mood, saying:

“I want my hour back!!! If it turns out we have daylight saving all year round then I might just forfeit the whole thing as an act of protest.”

This would probably make it difficult to make it to get to appointments on time, but other than that, it’s a flawless plan! Maybe here at Weatherwatch we could start a revolution…?

Until then – remember to check out our new poll – up on the site tomorrow morning at 10!

– Drew Chappell 


David on 30/03/2014 12:46am

how about taking empty marmite jars and collecting all that unused sunshine we don’t really need in the summer time, and simply release it in the depths of winter. when we need that much needed Vitamin D, and  besides people would be much healthier after getting through all those extra jars of marmite! Now that’s what I call a win win situation….

Wetshore Erosion on 29/03/2014 9:59pm

In answer to John Gaul’s suggestion – would it not be easier to remove the lunch hour during winter – say between 12 noon and 1pm. Less people sleeping during daylight, saves cost of lunch and less obesity – it’s win win and worth a try.

John Gaul on 29/03/2014 7:05am

Why not have “Daytime Saving” in winter instead of summer, as in winter it would be good to have an extra hour of sunshine when the days are shorter than in summer?

just a suggestion.




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