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Old May 27th 2012, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by chippy64 View Post
Blue sky, sunshine, shorts, t-shirt, sandals and it's 1st day of winter next Friday .
Where does that wind pick up so much warmth ? Switched off all heating and open doors windows and it's still warm and 19.30 in the evening.....Is that wind a usual occurence ?
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what she fails to mention is that it was chucking it down first thing.....
Yep but not for long - when I went out the weather was as I said.
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Is it a Nor'wester Storms? If it is you are benefiting from this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27west_arch
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Old May 29th 2012, 12:43 am
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Is it a Nor'wester Storms? If it is you are benefiting from this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27west_arch
Thanks for that Matelot... I was wondering if it was a local phenomena. So the Canterbury arch picks up on a hot summers day and we all roast... So is this the condition that can cause some very high recorded temperatures out on the plains ?
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our heatwave has disapeared now thats probably our summer over lol
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our heatwave has disapeared now thats probably our summer over lol
you should move down south still hot here
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you should move down south still hot here
well its was still quite warm but more sort of humid than the nicer heat we've had. took the dogs for a swim which they enjoyed

hopefully we'll get a decent summer but not holding my breath
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Hi guys,

Any news from christchurch??
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How cold is it?? No more snow? Its been sunny today but last couple of days have been around 12oc and heavy rain, this is supposed to be our summer

Glad to hear petrols going down! Hows the rebuild going? i read something about one of the CBD streets is nearly open again or already has? i cant remember the name though sorry, i'll see if i can find the article.

Im hoping to come over by the end of this year at the latest
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Gloucester St and Durham St North now open in CBD.
Saturday night went down to -5c, after the AB's v Ireland match, first international in ChCh for 680 days.
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Yeah i think it was Gloucster st that i read about, It's good news then, at least things are starting to open up again.

Brrrr thats chilly, the coldest i've ever been was -15 in 2010. Cold just thinking about it lol.

I think if I come over i'll need to try and get into rugby!
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Don't worry too much about Chch weather Stacey it is nothing like UK winters never mind Northern UK climes. Christchurch runs without road salt...that should say it all really. To get a frost here you need clear skies so usually the sun gets up and very quickly no frost or ice. There haven't been many days since we arrived where we went without seeing a bit of blue nothing like the never ending grey....Even with overcast skies here the amount of daylight is good no dark dark days.....
Certainly since we have been in Chch we have seen more sun than the last 5 winters we had (or didn't have) before leaving...and by all accounts this year hasn't been much better!
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Storms.. I agree about the winter sun in CHC. I had some of the most pleasant winter days where you are! Hard frost at night, full sun with deep blue sky and temperatures up to 14-15C by noon! Don't be fooled by the fact they don't use salt. There's many an accident on those winter mornings due to the lack of it! I expect you will become aquainted with the Nor'easter, a very lazy wind which just goes straight through you! Coupled with the poor insulation in many of the houses and the reluctance for Christchurch residents to switch on their central heating, I'd say I was more affected by the winters in CHC than Sussex. Taking everything into account though, I'd prefer to be still living in Halswell!
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Storms.. I agree about the winter sun in CHC. I had some of the most pleasant winter days where you are! Hard frost at night, full sun with deep blue sky and temperatures up to 14-15C by noon! Don't be fooled by the fact they don't use salt. There's many an accident on those winter mornings due to the lack of it! I expect you will become aquainted with the Nor'easter, a very lazy wind which just goes straight through you! Coupled with the poor insulation in many of the houses and the reluctance for Christchurch residents to switch on their central heating, I'd say I was more affected by the winters in CHC than Sussex. Taking everything into account though, I'd prefer to be still living in Halswell!
All perfectly spot on Matelot... Though I have found cold with the sun out not so bad, NZ house open the windows in winter to warm the place up....., winters in the UK just stay indoors..., grey skies......that hurts...depressing. When you coming back?
Your posts show you know Chch and Burnside well so what's your story to tell are you in Sussex?

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