''A more traditional summer'' is how Otago Federated Farmers
president Stephen Korteweg describes the season.
Ask anyone and they will tell you Otago's had a lousy
summer - even the experts. With the official summer season
ending yesterday, Rebecca Fox seeks the truth behind the
In nearly 40 years of measuring the weather at his Balaclava
home, John Bradley has never seen a summer quite like it.
February's outlook is for warm sunny weather, and hot
temperatures in some places, but the summer weather might be
Summer is finally coming back to most parts of country with
long, hot afternoons forecast and little rain for farmers.
Wild winds brought by ex-Cyclone June which crashed into the
top of the North Island yesterday has calmed but delivered a
final blow to an Auckland property this morning - bringing a
tree down on a house and car.
The weather will take a turn for the worse with the remnants
of Cyclone June bearing down on the country.
Gumboots and raincoats will be needed this week, as weather
forecasters are expecting rain and strong winds for much of
While Dunedin shivered in temperatures which barely reached
12degC yesterday, today should be much warmer, MetService
An active front barrelling up the South Island "like a
freight train" is leaving cool Antarctic air in its wake and
threatening the eastern side of the country with 100kmh
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