Icebergs off the Otago Peninsula.

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Icebergs off the Otago Peninsula.

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Yes its for real ...I thought id drive home over the high road 300 metres above sea level. Sure enough as I rounded a bend with a huge sweep of the Pacific ocean visible there they were plain and easy to see with the naked eye.
A truely awsome sight.
How cools that. :D :D
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If it's a hot day in Dunedin you could just hop on the boat and get some ice for a nice cold beer :D :lol: .
Certainly a rare occurance got to really ask ourselves is it part of Global Warming despite it has happend years ago. :?
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Air NZ did their bit: wifey was flying up to Wtn from Dunedin this morning and the flight diverted to sightsee over the 'bergs! Lucky thing!
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some great news coverage on TV1 2 nite
they said it would have taken 5 years for them to travel that far north!
i would love to be able to see them close up
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Maybe it's Global Cooling :lol:
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Posts 4, 5, and 6 in here have photos of them... 8)

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Were there some extreme weather events soon after the last Dunedin Iceberg visit of June 1931?
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There must be a good number of icebergs off the coast.
Took my daughter up onto the tops last night and good easily see another even bigger iceberg on the horizon. There along way off the coast but none the less easily spotted, quite a surreal vista given the latitude.
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Heres a few photos of the smaller berg taken by a friend who flew out.
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Hey Janos, is "along the tops" Highcliff Rd? I drove out to Cape Saunders yesterday morning and could JUST barely see a berg with my naked eyes. A fellow spotter had binoculars which confirmed the sighting.
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It's a real shame with all the low cloud and drizzle that has settled in Dunedin overnight and today - 'bergwatching was starting to become a local craze! Took the daughters up to Signal Hill last night and we could _just_ make out a berg on the horizon using 10x50 'noks. Reports in the ODT today are saying there are more to the south coming up.
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Icebergs off Haast next :?:

1 pm Sat 18 November

Haast

Temperature: -44 °C
Wind Speed: 19 km/h
Wind Direction: SSW
Rainfall (last hr): 1.0 mm
Humidity: 0 %
Pressure: 1001 hPa
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James wrote:Icebergs off Haast next :?:

1 pm Sat 18 November

Haast

Temperature: -44 °C
Wind Speed: 19 km/h
Wind Direction: SSW
Rainfall (last hr): 1.0 mm
Humidity: 0 %
Pressure: 1001 hPa
Oh no! The day after tomorrow has begun :shock:

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Hey Janos, is "along the tops" Highcliff Rd? I drove out to Cape Saunders yesterday morning and could JUST barely see a berg with my naked eyes. A fellow spotter had binoculars which confirmed the sighting.
Yes thats right between Sandymount and Pukehiki stopped just opposite the big stone house. Just been back up and there is one to be seen on the horizon south of the Cape.[/quote]
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I wonder if these icebergs will survive as they head up the coast and perhaps be visible from high points at eastern end of Banks Peninsula. :?: Or will they be pushed offshore and maybe reach the Chathams?
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I guess if they head North and stay coastal then they surely will remain visible...unless one of those destructive NW blow through.
Tried to upload a photo take half an hour ago of the berg from land but having some problems.
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Oh no! The day after tomorrow has begun
Would our shiny little gps still work in these temps....
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Interestingly the Ice berg that appears in stuff today is the same one that my daughter and I saw on Friday night.
It completely dwarfed the well photographed iceberg and was in quite a different area.
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Are any bergs visible from land presently?
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and do the bergs show up in any satellitography?
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i see tv1 news said they were off timaru now...but small ones only, and causing a boating hazard...
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No bergs in view at the moment.
Still about 100ks off shore.
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