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Topic # 239384 15-Jul-2018 16:07
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The last few, and couple of years we seem to have a lot of bad weather up there. Very frequently there are bad storms like this weekends, somewhere is getting damaged, power cuts and so on. Do those that live in the mid to upper N.I. see it that way? 


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  Reply # 2056558 15-Jul-2018 17:06
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Seems to me to be a lot wetter in the last couple of years. Doesn't seem to have been windier though.

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Not sure about wetter overall - but more severe weather events.

 

I recall when living in Auckland many decades ago, buying a brand new motorcycle at about this time of year.  Tyres were nowhere near as good as they are today WRT "wet grip", so riding on wet roads was no fun.  For sixteen consecutive weekends from the day I bought that motorbike, it rained every Saturday and Sunday. 


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  Reply # 2056577 15-Jul-2018 18:12
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Yep, last couple of years a bit wetter than usual.

 

But there was some pretty wet weather back around 2003-2005'ish, some good years in between, I think it averages out over the long term to be fairly normal. 

 

The last really damaging weather event was cyclone bola back in 1988. Puts things into perspective a bit. 

 

 




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  Reply # 2056578 15-Jul-2018 18:12
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Everywhere seems to have wilder weather globally. With the mid to upper N.I being sub tropical, and assuming this is all climate change drive, it seems here to stay. Its one thing to have winter storms, but these days it comes with damage, rain/wind. 10 year events seem to be annual if not more frequent.


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  Reply # 2056581 15-Jul-2018 18:16
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Mean while, people say "I couldn't live in deep south, the weather is terrible."

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  Reply # 2056591 15-Jul-2018 18:29
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Yep - certainly heaps wetter in the last 3-4 years.
We have lived in our house in central Auckland since we bought it new in 2002.
Part of the drainage (downpipes) is a soak pit.
It only overflowed around twice in the first 10 years. Its getting to the 3-4 times a year over the last 4 years.
My wife and I were just discussing it this afternoon.




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  Reply # 2056592 15-Jul-2018 18:30
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afe66: Mean while, people say "I couldn't live in deep south, the weather is terrible."

;-p

 

They do. Ask my half brother in North Queensland...

 

Im not referring to the N.I. weather, I'm seeing a big change over the last few years, I pit it down to climate change, and its nothing away, it will get worse. Globally thats the issue as well


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  Reply # 2056597 15-Jul-2018 18:38
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had worse here in 2013 and 2014 Easter. Then going back late 80's I think it was when Paeroa floods and the water level in gorge reached to 2nd level of Waikino Hotel in Waikino.  I ha to strip down and repair many truck engines that had been flooded and people tried to start when floods receded.  We had a lot of rain over those years as well as we are now


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  Reply # 2056608 15-Jul-2018 19:06
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robjg63: Yep - certainly heaps wetter in the last 3-4 years.
We have lived in our house in central Auckland since we bought it new in 2002.
Part of the drainage (downpipes) is a soak pit.
It only overflowed around twice in the first 10 years. Its getting to the 3-4 times a year over the last 4 years.
My wife and I were just discussing it this afternoon.

 

It could be silted up..


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  Reply # 2056786 16-Jul-2018 07:41
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afe66: Mean while, people say "I couldn't live in deep south, the weather is terrible."

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The very low winter temperatures are why I wouldn't live south of Canterbury.


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  Reply # 2056788 16-Jul-2018 07:48
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we are going to experience more and more weather extremes as climate change bites. These will eventually become the norm.





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  Reply # 2056798 16-Jul-2018 08:05
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Auckland seems to be getting a lot more storms. Wellington is about the same.





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  Reply # 2056799 16-Jul-2018 08:11
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@timmmay except last summer was awesome one of the best I can remember. June was low on sunshine one of the lowest on record.





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  Reply # 2056800 16-Jul-2018 08:14
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@timmmay except last summer was awesome one of the best I can remember. June was low on sunshine one of the lowest on record.

 

 

Auckland or Wellington? Wellington summers have moved somewhat, I lose track of which year was what, but last year Wellington had a great spring early summer, average mid summer, and late summer was ok. The year before was very wet, the greenhouse produced way less than usual.





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  Reply # 2056802 16-Jul-2018 08:25
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I don't know that we are getting any more.

 

I just think they are being reported more. To get clicks.

 

Yes, the weather was pretty crap over the weekend, but I feel that 10 or so years ago, before everyone was getting notifications up the wazoo, unless you were affected by them, you didn't know about it.

 

Auckland is statistically a wet city. Always has been. It is on a thin strip of land, in a temperate zone. Sure, climate change may be having some influence, and I do not deny it is a factor, but I maintain that for as long as I can remember, February through to September can and will produce some really crappy weather. It can also be beautiful. Remember, if you don't like the weather at the moment in Auckland, wait an hour and it will change.

 

What I have noticed, though, and I don't know if they are related, is that a lot of these storm events coincide with king tides. That could also have always happened, but the 'news' sources like to shout about it now.


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