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  Reply # 2056803 16-Jul-2018 08:26
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I've got Lower Hutt annual weather stats going back to 1993 and I can't see any pattern of increasing rainfall for my area.

 

2004 and 2006 were standout years for rainfall at 50% higher than usual but 2007 was the lowest in the last 25 years.

 

By the way, rain recurring on the same day of the week is not unusual. It happens almost every year that I can remember.


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  Reply # 2056805 16-Jul-2018 08:28
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Despite the occasionally breathless reporting, there has been little no statistical increase in tropical storms and hurricanes coming to land on the USA east coast:

 

https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/historical-atlantic-hurricane-and-tropical-storm-records/

 

 


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  Reply # 2056809 16-Jul-2018 08:36
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@timmmay there can only be one, that is Welly. Last summer was awesome in Wellington. Our winter has been gloomy, about the average rainfall but a lost less sunlight. Roll on another awesome Wellington summer.





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  Reply # 2056821 16-Jul-2018 08:42
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You can't beat Wellington on a good day.

 

 


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  Reply # 2056822 16-Jul-2018 08:44
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kryptonjohn:

 

You can't beat Wellington on a good day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a bad day too. We do Southerly storms very well and crossing streets like Taranaki street can be very exciting or out on the Rocky shore on the South Coast.





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  Reply # 2056828 16-Jul-2018 08:58
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See? Wellington already had weather extremes. No need for climate change! :-D

 

 


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  Reply # 2056843 16-Jul-2018 09:33
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As hammerer states and the OP has alluded to, the real stats show that weather is doing pretty much what it does in winter.
It gets wet on the Coromandel, it floods in the Waikato, BOP cops a fair bit of wet, East Cape and Gisborne get some rough weather.
What's different these days is
A: A lot of hype about it in the news
B: We like watching videos of it
C: everybody expects to be able to drive *whenever* they want to regardless of the weather.


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  Reply # 2056926 16-Jul-2018 10:32
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kryptonjohn:

 

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..

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion - I hadnt realised that they might need to be cleaned or looked at occasionally - Will follow up with that.





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  Reply # 2056930 16-Jul-2018 10:38
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The Metservice and Niwa records show for 2017 for example.......

 

"Hamilton Airport (1271mm) was the highest January-September tally since records began in 1935."

 

 

 

"Ruakura (1234mm, records since 1905), Rotorua (1717mm, records began in 1963), and Taupo (1091mm, records since 1976)."

 

 

 

"It was the second wettest January - September period for Te Puke (2020mm, records since 1958), and the third wettest January -September period at Pukekohe (1271mm, records since 1986)."





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  Reply # 2056956 16-Jul-2018 11:04
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robjg63:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

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..

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion - I hadnt realised that they might need to be cleaned or looked at occasionally - Will follow up with that.

 

 

Now that I think of it, we've also had them fill up with leaves that somehow washed through the grating and decomposed into muck. Easy enough to pull the grate off and shovel out though. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2056976 16-Jul-2018 11:21
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timmmay:

 

Auckland seems to be getting a lot more storms. Wellington is about the same.

 

 

 

 

Yes, I have not noticed an appreciable difference in the Wairarapa. Winter is usually fairly wet and depressing and continues in the same vein!








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  Reply # 2056978 16-Jul-2018 11:22
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The Metservice and Niwa records show for 2017 for example.......

 

"Hamilton Airport (1271mm) was the highest January-September tally since records began in 1935."

 

 

 

"Ruakura (1234mm, records since 1905), Rotorua (1717mm, records began in 1963), and Taupo (1091mm, records since 1976)."

 

 

 

"It was the second wettest January - September period for Te Puke (2020mm, records since 1958), and the third wettest January -September period at Pukekohe (1271mm, records since 1986)."

 

 

Makes sense. Global warming means higher sea evaporation, = more rain. Higher temps, mainly sea, mean higher temp variance from high to low, = more wind. While we get bad events, they just seem badder and more frequent, the new norm.


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  Reply # 2056984 16-Jul-2018 11:30
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I live in Hawke's Bay, not too far from the coast. The weather seems to have been a lot more unstable so far this year but that is only subjective perception. Sometimes I feel like I have to take three changes of clothing when I go into town because I don't know if it is going to pour, be hot and sunny, or freezing cold. It seems to change by the hour sometimes and the forecasts are not particularly helpful.

 

So far we have been lucky. Lots of rain and wind at times but no major damage or power loss. Last night it dumped down rain again. Right now it is bright and sunny. It is like living in the bleeding tropics!

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2056985 16-Jul-2018 11:31
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How about we look at the data? The following only shows rainfall; it doesn't look too bad:

 

https://statisticsnz.shinyapps.io/seasonal_rainfall/

 

 

 

 


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