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New Zealand appears to be split in half, winter for some, spring for others, according to our latest poll.

The poll asked whether or not you’ve found the past 4 weeks winter-like or spring-like.

52% of respondents votes “spring-like” while 48% said “winter-like”. says it’s quite clear that the country has warm and cold pockets.

Many in the North Island have commented on the warmer weather as have those in Southland.  But eastern parts of the nation seems to show the coldest weather.  Canterbury especially has had a cold run of weather lately as has the lower North Island.

Warmer than average temperatures have repeatedly affected Northland, Auckland and Bay of Plenty in recent weeks.


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Zelda Wynn on 21/08/2010 11:22pm

Split nation in more ways than one!
I laughed at the results of your poll.
Yesterday I saw bean plants and other vegetables in an Auckland garden centre. May be warmer up North of the Bombay hills, however I’m sure cold weather will arrive when it is ready 🙂
Enjoy the slushy warmer weather while it lasts.

RW on 21/08/2010 8:37pm

As far as I can see from Climate Explorer maps temps. have been average or above over nearly all of the country, apart from an eastern slab of Otago. But in many places milder nights under cloudy skies will have helped that. Sun totals have been generally low if the maps are correct, especially for Ch’ch and the Canterbury Plains. That could further increase a feeling of coldness there. (All data up to 21st)

sw on 21/08/2010 7:44pm

Though frosty weather is considered as winter,here in auckland we dont get enough frosts to call that period winter,winter here is days of dreary cloud,windy and wet weather,maybe we have a “wet” season,traditionally called winter a “windy” season (spring/early summer)and a “dry” season.(Jan-april).

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