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Thread: How cold is it in NZ ?

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    Default How cold is it in NZ ?

    Just curious about weather patterns..
    It doesn't bother me as I prefer colder weather(could happily live in the south pole), but it'll be nice to see pics of NZ in all weather.
    Also what do new arrivals think of the weather and their opinions.

    Thanks
    Coolvan

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    Inside or outside?

    Daniela

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    Its all relative. We were from Alaska so NZ not cold to us even in winter.

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    There are quite a few threads on this; also http://www.enz.org/new-zealand-climate.html and especially http://www.niwa.co.nz/education-and-...ources/climate
    I would classify the climate here as moderate, including Central Otago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharder View Post
    Inside or outside?

    Daniela
    LOL.....

    0 degrees (fah) last night, 16 in day and this is Autumn and sunny weather at present.

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    Been -5 or -6 consistently in Wanaka these last couple of weeks. Don't believe what Metservice says

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    If you go here, http://www.wunderground.com/, you can enter various locations within NZ, then go to the weather history, and see all the various weather factors day by day throughout the past year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharder View Post
    Inside or outside?

    Daniela
    AFAIK, you don't have weather inside...

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    NZ mainly has a maritime climate so the weather is mild from a global perspective, and it never really gets *that* cold outside here, unless you are up in the mountains. Most of our heavier winter coats are stick packed up in a suitcase even after 5 years here, as it's never felt cold enough outside to need them. However, housing is of a very poor standard compared to other countries, which can REALLY affect your perspective on temperature. Many of us Brits moan about being cold indoors here....I am very guilty myself. I have also met several people here from Canada, specifically Ontario, Alberta and Saskachewan, and they have all, without exception, told me how surprised they have been to feel so cold here given the climate has nowhere near the extremes of Canada. One woman also tried to explain the difference between 'wet snow' and 'dry snow' as an analogy with how they found NZ, but I'm afraid it was rather lost on me. The very fact that expats seem to start discussing the weather, housing and heating options at almost every gathering is very telling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    If you go here, http://www.wunderground.com/, you can enter various locations within NZ, then go to the weather history, and see all the various weather factors day by day throughout the past year.
    These are the details from my own weather station that I set up in December last year. It cools down overnight at the moment but its still quite warm and sunny during the day. I don't really think Auckland has four seasons, just three. That's a longer spring, a longer summer and a longer autumn.

    http://www.wunderground.com/weathers...?ID=IAUCKLAN98

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