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bearskin Mar 29th 2017 3:46 am

Sick of the weather / alleged "summer"
 
Anyone else heartily sick of the weather?

Wettest March in history.

I tend to joke that NZ has 6 months of Winter and 6 weeks of Summer. Looks like that has come true, again.

There's one guy I know who ahs had his home flooded 4 times in the last few weeks now - each time it's been a "1 in 20 years" or "1 in 100 years" occurence! Ha. You're joking.

Official. Weather here stinks.

MrsFychan Mar 29th 2017 4:26 am

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we didn't really have a summer, now its autumn we need to be weary of the ides of march

MrsFychan Mar 29th 2017 4:48 am

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Wellington airport has been cancelling flights all day due to this, taken 16.30


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8Dki_FVsAAE_Pf.jpg

fog on the tyne comes to mind

Pom_Chch Mar 29th 2017 5:05 am

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This summer has been a bit of a wash-out admittedly. But still better than a good UK summer :p

Tom H Mar 29th 2017 5:10 am

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Odd

I thought New Zealand has 12 months of glorious weather??? That's what I was told

Dam that stuff media :)

LoCarb Mar 29th 2017 5:26 am

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Beautiful day today where I am. 25 deg and fine :thumbup:

Bo-Jangles Mar 29th 2017 7:30 am

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Tell me about it, it's been 'orrible!! The Warehouse is chock full of Arctic fleece blankets and electric heaters once again. The rain has been insane and my washing hasn't dried properly for weeks. I just re-washed another load today for the second time, as it was just festering in damp and getting smelly.

Utterly depressing to think clocks change this weekend. :thumbdown:

Roll on November!! I had to laugh at this

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/we...ington-winters

bearskin Mar 29th 2017 8:02 am

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Latest mental-ness about the great wet in Auckland - Watercare calls for more water usage cuts despite heavy rain - National - NZ Herald News
Quite an eye opener.
We're all doomed.;)

bearskin Mar 29th 2017 8:05 am

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Originally Posted by LoCarb (Post 12215781)
Beautiful day today where I am. 25 deg and fine :thumbup:

See, you're heading into classic kiwi head-in-the-sand territory there.
To most of the world temperature is not the epitome of a weather report.
As Auckland frequently proves - the temperature can be good, but the weather can be foul.
To me weather is about what is physically happening - clouds, rain, wind etc. Temperature is not weather. To kiwis, it seems temperature is the weather?

bearskin Mar 29th 2017 8:08 am

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Originally Posted by Pom_Chch (Post 12215774)
This summer has been a bit of a wash-out admittedly. But still better than a good UK summer :p

I'd say the 6 weeks of summer was good. Not denying that.
But I'd expect March to be summer.

It ain't been. It's been horrific. Storm after Storm. Can't say I'm up for this, if that's what we got in store.

Clappy Mar 29th 2017 9:51 am

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Originally Posted by Tom H (Post 12215776)
Odd

I thought New Zealand has 12 months of glorious weather??? That's what I was told

Dam that stuff media :)

Nobody claims that the weather in New Zealand is one long permanent summer.

There is a winter too but it is short and over in just nine to ten months.

MrsFychan Mar 29th 2017 9:59 am

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Originally Posted by Clappy (Post 12215922)
Nobody claims that the weather in New Zealand is one long permanent summer.

There is a winter too but it is short and over in just nine to ten months.

PMSL - so right Clappy. :goodpost:

Bo-Jangles Mar 29th 2017 10:40 am

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Originally Posted by Clappy (Post 12215922)

There is a winter too but it is short and over in just nine to ten months.

:goodpost:

LoCarb Mar 29th 2017 7:35 pm

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Originally Posted by bearskin (Post 12215858)
See, you're heading into classic kiwi head-in-the-sand territory there.
To most of the world temperature is not the epitome of a weather report.
As Auckland frequently proves - the temperature can be good, but the weather can be foul.
To me weather is about what is physically happening - clouds, rain, wind etc. Temperature is not weather. To kiwis, it seems temperature is the weather?

Did you not read the bit "fine" which means no rain. :lol:

bearskin Mar 29th 2017 11:53 pm

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There has been the occasional 'fine' day in Auckland as well, in amongst the mostly 'not-fine' weather.

BTW, it was the mention of the temperature that triggered me. Gets me every time.

I can't watch the weather reports on TV these days with their overwhelming focus on what the temperature has been today / will be tomorrow. Find myself fuming "So What, what's the actual WEATHER going to be?!?"


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