Early summer, continued

We have had an extremely good run of good weather in Dunedin, and around most if not all of the country.

Apart from some morning harbour fog and some occasional cloud we have had an extended run of fine mild weather for nearly two weeks.

Temperatures have been maxxing in the low to mid twenties every day – unless exerting yourself these are very comfortable temperatures. I think that 20-24 is the optimum comfort zone, and that’s what we have been in, with enough night time cooling to be comfortable for sleep time as well.

In Central Otago the temperatures have been higher with November records being broken, enough to cause complaints. Cromwell must be up to day 12 or 13 days of 25+ temperatures, with some highs in the low to mid thirties. A few days of that can wear you down.

A few days of weather like this is not unusual, but two weeks is abnormal, especially for November which is often quite unsettled. Here it can swing from warm nor’westers to plummets and hilltop snow via sou’westers.

The Dunedin forecast promises more, with 23-27 highs and dry for the next week except for 18 and rain on Wednesday. Things are drying but aren’t too bad yet, but that rain will be welcome – if we get it.

A thing you learn in Dunedin is to appreciate and make the most of good weather, because variability and swings are the norm.

So this extended run of very nice early summer weather is great bonus.

Enjoy!

22 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  December 3, 2017

    Considering London had its first snowfall on Thursday (lasted about 40 minutes but didn’t settle), I am not sure I want to read about your lovely early start to summer…. 😉

    Enjoy it though, all too soon it will be winter again.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 3, 2017

      It’s been hitting 30 here, and I have two fans on.(larfs and runs away)

      • Missy

         /  December 3, 2017

        well it is going to warm up to 10 here tomorrow, so I may not need the heating on as high as it has been, should be positively tropical by Tuesday when it gets to 11!!

        *sighs*

        To be honest I have been putting the heating on high, and dressing in shorts and t-shirts pretending I am back in NZ, of course doesn’t work when I go outside!

        Though I will admit the snow is very pretty.

        • PDB

           /  December 3, 2017

          “In March 2000, for example, “senior research scientist” David Viner, working at the time for the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, told the U.K. Independent that within “a few years,” snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event” in Britain. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he was quoted as claiming in the article, headlined “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.”

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  December 3, 2017

          When I arrived in London, it was -11o. I had come from 37 in Perth, so went down 48o in 24 hours. I remember going into Marks & Spencer and buying the thickest tights that I could find.

  2. Ray

     /  December 3, 2017

    Very warm late spring/early summer with the night time temperatures being very high.
    I think the weather being so settled ( a large high over the country all week) for so long is most unusual

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 3, 2017

      Yes, night temps in the 20s are less appealing, I must say.

  3. Ray

     /  December 3, 2017

    PS how do you post pictures here?

    • Gezza

       /  December 3, 2017

      Turn them into a jpg or png or bmp online, & then copy & post the link in the Comment box, making sure it ends with “.jpg, .png, or .bmp”

    • You need to have make it available on the internet, either in Facebook, Twitter or and image storage site, then post the link in a comment.

      Or email me the image and I can save it in WordPress and give you the link.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  December 3, 2017

        The PDT is here again,
        The PDT is here again-
        down ticks will now appear again,
        PDT is here again.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  December 3, 2017

          There’ll be downticks from now on
          Until the PDT’s gone…

          Oh ! PDT is here again,
          At every post they’ll peer again
          And make it all quite clear again-
          PDT is here again !

  4. Ray

     /  December 3, 2017

    My lawn is frizzling up so went to to see how the farms are holding up:

    One bonus is our solar water heating is really humming with the high overnight temps 79C this morning after 2 showers

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 3, 2017

      I don’t mind the lawn going brown-it means that I don’t have to mow it.

      • Blazer

         /  December 3, 2017

        that’s like saying..you don’t mind your hair falling out..you don’t have to…comb it.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  December 3, 2017

          Hardly. I could water the lawn and make it grow so that it would need mowing-if I had nothing better to do, One has control over that.

          • Blazer

             /  December 3, 2017

            you don’t have to mow it,if you don’t..want to.

            • Gezza

               /  December 3, 2017

              Correct. But it seems a totally pointless & basically just a chlidishly snarky thing to say. Was there any particular reason for that little brain fart? Just out of interest. 😳

            • Gezza

               /  December 3, 2017

              * childishly. Soz. Dunno how that happened, poor proof-reading tho. Very hot here & got a slight headache. Anyway, just on my question Blazer – maybe have a think? Get back back to me? Interested to know what your thinking was at the time.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  December 3, 2017

              He just likes to be annoying and harp on.It’s sad, because it must make him very unpopular.

              I prefer to risk having an odd typo if it means not having spellcheck shoving its nose in and trying to make nonsense of what people write.