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Yeah, in Hamilton yesterday it was really rocking with the 'tropical style storms'. Very violent and heavy :) :) :)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay. ... on=general
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and... Waikato Times story
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2740696a11,00.html
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No more rain in central Chch since about 11AM, but still cloudy and bleak. Dark cloud to the north/northeast this afternoon. The (southerly) wind has also freshened.
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Yes, another boring day here in Christchurch compared to with Auckland/Hamilton again getting all the luck as far as 'good' weather goes :(
Borometer still dropping here tho'
A front is supposed to go through this evening.
Wait and see if anything evolves from it but I think it will be bugger all!

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Foggy Hamilton wrote:Yeah, in Hamilton yesterday it was really rocking with the 'tropical style storms'. Very violent and heavy :) :) :)
Good stuff, there Foggy. Should change your name to Stormy Hamilton ;)

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NZ Thunderstorm Soc"]Borometer still dropping here tho'
A front is supposed to go through this evening.
Wait and see if anything evolves from it but I think it will be bugger all!

Theres a bit of green near Banks Peninsula on the latest radar screen probably a few showers ;)
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The next southerly wave has freshened,steady heavish rain(probably light to Aucklanders ;) .
Temperature has dropped to 8.5 degrees.
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Temp has dropped to 6.8 degrees with persistent rain.
Chilly for the end of November,the snow level must be down to around 700-800 metres by now,as forecasted.
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Snow has settled down to 800 - 900m around the mountains here in Alexandra, no rain but a very chilly day.

Top today was only 13.2.... last year it was a balmy 30.1 :(

Looks like there could be another frost tonite.. where is summer :(
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Temp has dropped to 6.8 degrees with persistent rain.
Chilly for the end of November,the snow level must be down to around 700-800 metres by now,as forecasted.
6.9C at Jeff's suburban Chch (Hillmorton) station, so yes, rather wintry for late November. A wet evening in Chch as well. I see MetService has put out a snowfall warning (2-3cm of slushy snow) for Porter's Pass above about 700 metres. Could also be a dusting on top of Mt Herbert tonight.
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Andy Top today was only 13.2.... last year it was a balmy 30.1 :(

Looks like there could be another frost tonite.. where is summer

Its still in the northern hemisphere the USA is having record temps still especially in the south where the canadian front bisects the continent in half and jetstreams remain north ;)
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Deano The next southerly wave has freshened,steady heavish rain(probably light to Aucklanders ;) .
Temperature has dropped to 8.5 degrees

There was little rain in the day yesterday just overcast cool conditions with a gale from the SW and some rain last night for a period
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Andy Top today was only 13.2.... last year it was a balmy 30.1 :(

Looks like there could be another frost tonite.. where is summer

I can easily remember lots of people on this forum asked "Wheres Winter?" and about the south placed anticyclones until the cold snap arrived end of June/early July so it appears all the seasons have moved a couple or so months forward ;)
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Mostly sunny in central Chch, but clouds all around, some of which look showery, especially to the east. By the look of the 7AM radar, the small bright blobs could even indicate a few brief hail showers in the (coastal Canterbury) area.
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Wet and windy here (yet) again may give up on summer till at least the new year
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Summer does not officially start until 21 December - be patient! ;)
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I taking to some of the older neighbours this morning and they reckon this would have to be one of the worst springs on record, especially for horticulturalists and gardeners. We have had 2 air frost this week and there might be a 3rd tonight. :(

In Alexandra this week
Tuesday –1
Thursday –2.2 air frost and –5 ground frost

Arrowtown had –3.5 last night with a –7 degree ground frost

The season in growing days, we are 7-10 days behind last year 2002 and 15-18 days behind in 2001. :(


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I took this photo of Mt Hutt at 10.00am this morning,maybe the seasons are lagging behind somewhat.
Frost of 1.8 degrees recorded this morning,fine and clear day today.
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Yea Deano

A good dusting down here in Central Otago as well

Clear blue skies here at the moment
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In late November 1991, I went with a school group to Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu. We got snowed in and enjoyed blizzard conditions for three days. Great fun! :)
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I took this photo of Mt Hutt at 10.00am this morning,maybe the seasons are lagging behind somewhat.
I'm not surprised there's fresh snow on the mountains. As there was still cloud over Banks Peninsula this morning (looking at Lyttleton webcam), I couldn't see the top of Mt Herbert, but could easily have been a little snow up there early on. The 1PM radar shows nothing over Canterbury, though a layer of high cloud is now spreading onto Chch from the southwest.
In late November 1991, I went with a school group to Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu. We got snowed in and enjoyed blizzard conditions for three days. Great fun!
I remember that period (late spring/early summer 1991) as a wintry one, thanks to El Nino and (possibly) the effects of Mt Pinatubo. I was visiting Chch at the beginning of December - after a mild 20s northwesterly day on the 1st, it was 5C and raining the next morning. (I recall accidentally writing a cheque and putting the date as August, not December!) There were snow flurries on the upper plains, and a dusting on the summit of Mt Herbert.
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Warmed up considerably this afternoon in Ashburton,now feels like late spring weather (shorts and T-shirt).
Temperature now 20 degrees.
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Warmed up considerably this afternoon in Ashburton,now feels like late spring weather (shorts and T-shirt).
Temperature now 20 degrees.

Yes it got 20 degrees here in Alex as well, cooling down a bit now as the wind and cloud has picked up from the south
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