nzherald.co.nz and Philip Duncan team up to bring you the latest on the cold snap rushing up the country. It brought snow to the South Island today and gales to the lower North Island. Rain and winds are now pushing north, but despite the wintry snap the weekend is still looking mostly sunny for the long weekends in the upper North and South Islands.
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on 27/01/2012 9:36am
I have been a devoted fan of WW for a long time now and I really have to implore you here to tell us all – what the hell is going on with our weather? How can it be called “normal”? This being told our weather is “normal” in all the media channels is just plain bull. I have been doing some searching on stats right across the web to try and uncover where our current weather sits in the grand scheme of “normal” and Im sorry but I just cant buy the story that this cold/snow/rain we are having is anywhere near “normal” – a result of the La or El or whatever we are in right now.
Phil its freezing. Truly – there is something different here in our weather patterns. Im a Masterate so have reasonably honed research skills. I know what I am looking at. Especially when I look at some of the trees out here and the leaves are starting to brown.
I have always admired your team for your concise and intelligent expression, truthfulness and clever analysis. C’mon, please. I mean to say you have 2degrees as the listed low for Wed in Queenstown. It has been snowing in Dunedin. Snowing. What the hell?