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Topic # 230516 27-Feb-2018 16:11
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Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years, I wonder what our winter will be like.


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  Reply # 1965237 27-Feb-2018 16:39
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The UK does get pretty chilly if winter weather comes predominantly from the East. That way lies the cold North Sea, Scandinavia and Siberia.

 

I used to live in the East of England and it was not uncommon for the M11 motorway to get so much snow that the police had to evacuate drivers and leave all the cars buried in snow until it melted! The East is worse in England because of the Fens. For those unfamiliar, they are extremely flat (below sea level too in many points) areas covering about 4,000 sq Kilometres which used to be swamp and bog but which were drained from about 1600 onwards. Now they are largely incredibly rich and productive arable and vegetable growing farms.

 

The Fenland is very, very flat. So any bad weather coming across the North Sea just howls in unchecked for a good distance before meeting any resistance in the form of hills etc.

 

As to whether the weather here will be cold too, who knows? Queenstown overnights are already well down in single figures and we have seen 9 degrees one night here in the Wairarapa, so maybe..!






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  Reply # 1965248 27-Feb-2018 16:55
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Niwa seasonal outlook only goes to April:

 

 

The weather events causing cold conditions in Europe at the moment can't be used to predict future weather in NZ.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965314 27-Feb-2018 18:17

Some climate scientists say there may be signs of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current starting to slow.


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  Reply # 1965324 27-Feb-2018 18:28
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madcarue:

 

Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years, I wonder what our winter will be like.

 

 

On average, the climate is warming due to CO2 emissions. While there is a cold snap over the uk/europe, the arctic is enjoying temperatures 25c over the normal. 

 

The north pole is currently hovering around 0c at the tail end of winter. That is crazy hot for the north pole. It makes you wonder, if the north wind isn't that cold, what will be the flow on effects further south?

 

 


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  Reply # 1965328 27-Feb-2018 18:35
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madcarue:

 

Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years.

 

 

Recent years were too warm in average. Tonight we'll have -14°C here - nothing to be concerned.





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  Reply # 1965332 27-Feb-2018 18:42
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According to TV1 news England is now expecting -15 degC..


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  Reply # 1965451 28-Feb-2018 04:14
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Preparing for Winter

 

One year, a young Ojibwe boy was given the task of ensuring the entire village had enough wood for winter. This was the first time he had been given such an honor and he wanted to do it right. Before he went to work he decided to call the weatherman to ask what kind of a winter was to be expected. The weather man told him it was going to be a warm and uneventful winter. The boy thought to himself, ‘this is great. I won’t have to work too hard and I’ll be able to look good in front of the whole tribe.’

 

Just to be safe, he gathered a few of his friends and they went to work for a week. At the end of the week, after chopping and piling the wood, the boy decided to give the weatherman a second call. The weatherman told him it was going to be a very cold winter. Shocked at this sudden change and not wanting to disappoint the elders of his village, he gathered more of his friends and they went to work. For two weeks they cut and piled wood, hoping that it would be enough to last the whole winter.

 

Once again the boy called the weatherman and this time the weatherman told him, “Son, its going to be a very bitter, cold and long winter. Maybe the worst winter on record.”

 

Exasperated, the boy had to ask, “What makes you say that sir?”

 

The weatherman replies, “The Indians are gathering wood like crazy!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(found here: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/culture/arts-entertainment/native-humor-preparing-for-winter/)





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  Reply # 1965462 28-Feb-2018 08:14
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/101793767/really-extreme-global-weather-event-leaves-scientists-aghast

 

 

 

This is the cause of the Europe weather right now. Warm winds hitting the Arctic and pushing the cold south

 

Here we had a ex cyclone move further south than usual as our seas were warmer. Up there the warm air is also moving further north than usual


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  Reply # 1965467 28-Feb-2018 08:19
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surfisup1000:

 

madcarue:

 

Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years, I wonder what our winter will be like.

 

 

On average, the climate is warming due to CO2 emissions. While there is a cold snap over the uk/europe, the arctic is enjoying temperatures 25c over the normal. 

 

The north pole is currently hovering around 0c at the tail end of winter. That is crazy hot for the north pole. It makes you wonder, if the north wind isn't that cold, what will be the flow on effects further south?

 

 

Are the Europe freeze and the Arctic warm connected? You'd think a cold air current has moved over the former instead of the latter. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965469 28-Feb-2018 08:26
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surfisup1000:

 

madcarue:

 

Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years, I wonder what our winter will be like.

 

 

On average, the climate is warming due to CO2 emissions. While there is a cold snap over the uk/europe, the arctic is enjoying temperatures 25c over the normal. 

 

The north pole is currently hovering around 0c at the tail end of winter. That is crazy hot for the north pole. It makes you wonder, if the north wind isn't that cold, what will be the flow on effects further south?

 

 

Are the Europe freeze and the Arctic warm connected? You'd think a cold air current has moved over the former instead of the latter. 

 

 

 

 

Read my link, thats exactly what is happening.


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  Reply # 1965470 28-Feb-2018 08:29
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kryptonjohn:

 

surfisup1000:

 

madcarue:

 

Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years, I wonder what our winter will be like.

 

 

On average, the climate is warming due to CO2 emissions. While there is a cold snap over the uk/europe, the arctic is enjoying temperatures 25c over the normal. 

 

The north pole is currently hovering around 0c at the tail end of winter. That is crazy hot for the north pole. It makes you wonder, if the north wind isn't that cold, what will be the flow on effects further south?

 

 

Are the Europe freeze and the Arctic warm connected? You'd think a cold air current has moved over the former instead of the latter. 

 

 

 

 

Read my link, thats exactly what is happening.

 

 

And remember earlier this summer we had some super warm sea temps around the beaches and Australia's were colder than ours... same thing.

 

 


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kryptonjohn:

 

tdgeek:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

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madcarue:

 

Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years, I wonder what our winter will be like.

 

 

On average, the climate is warming due to CO2 emissions. While there is a cold snap over the uk/europe, the arctic is enjoying temperatures 25c over the normal. 

 

The north pole is currently hovering around 0c at the tail end of winter. That is crazy hot for the north pole. It makes you wonder, if the north wind isn't that cold, what will be the flow on effects further south?

 

 

Are the Europe freeze and the Arctic warm connected? You'd think a cold air current has moved over the former instead of the latter. 

 

 

 

 

Read my link, thats exactly what is happening.

 

 

And remember earlier this summer we had some super warm sea temps around the beaches and Australia's were colder than ours... same thing.

 

 

 

 

And while we cannot say because of these particular two scenarios, "told you global warming is real"  Its pretty darn compelling. In in ChCh, its a temperate climate, AKL is sub tropical, but its only a 70 minute flight away. Doesnt take that much for weather to vary. Add warmth, lots of factors change


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  Reply # 1965474 28-Feb-2018 08:39
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And the weather systems migrate... fast and unpredictably too.

 

 


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  Reply # 1965552 28-Feb-2018 10:03
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Any weather experts here? I heard on the radio that England is expecting temperatures of –8 deg C over the next few days and Holland has had –15 deg C these are colder than average than in recent years, I wonder what our winter will be like.

 

 

I can feel it in my bones. Winter will be... cold! And wet! Get me a chicken and I'll read its entrails. A family bucket will do.


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