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Who has the best summer weather so far?

The past month or so has seen some wild weather – from thunderstorms and gales to heat waves and even a sprinkling of snow. 

But while a spring-like pattern in summer can bring cloudy and cool weather to many western and southern centres, those in the east have a much better chance of sunnier and hotter weather. has received the most amount of complaints about the weather from Dunedin and Auckland so far this summer.  In Auckland it’s to do with a windy sou’wester that is lowering the highs and bringing a lot of cloud with the odd light shower.  Dunedin has much colder weather with some days only just making it to 13 degrees.

However we have also had a lot of positive emails from those loving the hot, sunny. weather.  Most of the positive weather comments have come in from parts of Northland, eastern Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.

In the South Island we’ve had very few positive commments about the weather from any region – but that may be simply because you’re out enjoying it!


Post a comment below and let us know if you’re having GREAT summer weather – don’t forget to tell us why, and where you are too.

– Homepage image / Claud Therond



sw on 15/01/2014 5:04am

I think the worst summer I can remember was 1982/83 though was in Wanganui for that one,it was so windy and showery for dec-early march.

Guest on 15/01/2014 8:04pm

So you’re speaking for Whanganui and not Manuwera?

Guest on 14/01/2014 7:02pm



Aucklanders are just looking for something to complain about! I for one, am very much enjoying Auckland’s weather at the moment. This summer reminds me of the summer of 2011/2012, theat was a good summer.


It is quite interesting that we are having this spring like pattern, is this similar condition to El Nino? Should we expect further El Nino eather pattern into 2014? 



Guest on 14/01/2014 10:04pm

I agree – generally I prefer cooler temperatures so I’m glad the Auckland summer isn’t stinking hot and humid for a change (at least not yet).  I like sunny weather but don’t get the ‘hotter is better attitude’ that is so prevalent – to each their own, but I bet the Aussies sweltering in 45C temperatures at the moment would trade places with us in a heartbeat.

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