While some western parts of the country – particularly Canterbury and Gisborne – have been sweltering in high temperatures to kick off our warmest season, many others canÂ´t say the same.
For most kiwis, summer signals a return to jandals, BBQs and beach towels – but the start of this summer has seen some cooler than average conditions in most places.
Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Invercargill and the West Coast – to name a few – have seen much lower December temperatures this year than normal – and, as with most of the wacky weather around the Pacific – itÂ´s all thanks to El NiÃ±o.
Check out some of our readersÂ´responses to the recent cooler weather, below – and keep the submissions coming, on our twitter page, here.
â€” Ben Haarmann (@pihasurfie) December 16, 2015
â€” Mart Verstappen (@mart_verstappen) December 16, 2015
â€” Miss Michelle â™¡ (@MIkitule) December 16, 2015
â€” Bruce (@fairleigh_ag) December 16, 2015