What the heck has happened to the weather?

September 14th, 2011

It really does seem to have reacted a bit like a “yo-yo” lately doesn’t it?

Luckily for Kiwis, and one thing that I am glad to say, my taxes contribute to, is NIWA.

They’re our official guardian of all things scientific and factual when it comes to the weather in New Zealand.

So lets check out what they have to say.

...temperature anomalies that are away from normal status ....& like is usually the case, RED is hot (this chart depicts percentage of average rainfall statistics)

It would appear that according to official data, there are only two zones that would fall into what one might call “overheated” and yes eager eyes will quickly decipher where they are.

NIWA say;

August 2011 was characterised by frequent southerly winds, and higher pressures than usual, over New Zealand.

and courtesy of that Southern Oceans spell…..

The long-lived southerly winds between August 14 and 17 delivered extremely cold air over the country. Numerous August low temperature records were broken between the 14th and 17th.

However it has left a couple of spots in NZ a bit short of rainfall….and that’s not something we want to hear now, February yes….but not in September.

we sure need water... and soon...

Rainfall is a good thing….especially if you are dirt.

So what does all this show.

Well…..actually if for nothing else its helping to reinforce this…..

SOURCE – NIWA – Climate Update Aug-Sept 2011