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‘So much for spring’ – is a saying that should be banned!

Every spring we hear it and every year we feel the need to push back! A wintry or windy change in spring seems to surprise some people who think now that winter is over shouldn’t the weather be settled? The answer quite simply is no.

Spring is all about winter slowly fading away and hints of summer slowly coming in. The word “slowly’ is key. It takes a few months for this transition to occur.

The weather in spring should be chaotic, all over the place – one day it’s like summer is coming, the next day it’s more like spring, the day after that it’s like winter with snow and frosts. Sometimes this can all occur in just a 12 hour period and not over 3 days!

With NZ only just getting into spring properly now don’t expect summer to suddenly turn up. We have at least two more unsettled months ahead, although in saying that our long range IBM data does suggest it will lean milder than usual overall this year…so perhaps more hints of summer coming in.

But next time you hear “So much for spring!” perhaps remind them spring isn’t supposed to be settled and always warm… if it was, it would likely be called “summer” 🙂


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