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#145076 - 03/03/06 05:55 AM Freakin' Cold II
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Well Kiwi,
It's freezing here when it should be nice and warm.
I can only blame Pauluk for this.
The reason being, he submitted some pictures last year of the English weather, cold as it looked, we had warm weather here.
No pictures now and look at what we have.
Bad South-westerlies and no real rain.
We've gone from Summer straight into Winter, no Autumn, the leaves haven't even had time to fall off the trees!.
{Just pulling your leg Paul}
Our weather is becoming more like an English Summer every year.
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#145077 - 03/03/06 09:44 AM Re: Freakin' Cold II
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Registered: 06/16/04
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Loc: Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
Well Trumpy, if it makes you feel any better is was -10oC over on my little island last night, and I believe the UK was pretty chilly too.

Not a real extreme I know, but that is cold by our normal standards...
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#145078 - 03/03/06 02:25 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II
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Registered: 03/23/05
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Loc: Mayenne N. France
Too right, it's hovered round 30-40F [-1 to +5 C] here since before Xmas, and we are practically sitting next to the Gulf Stream. Snow yesterday. We've gone through 250 gallons of diesel since October, nearly twice our normal use and had to buy in another 3 steyres of firewood, as next-year's woodpile is still not dried out properly.

Aye, but it's not as cold as t'were when I were a youngun! By 'eck! T'were that cold back in't old days- We used t'set fire to us clogs to defost our legs before hobblin' off t'mill at 3 o'clock in't mornin'. And there were 13 on us living in a cardboard box. It caught fire eventually, a'course.
Electrical fault, apparently.
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#145079 - 03/03/06 06:57 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II
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Registered: 12/08/05
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Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Mike,
You may have to shift to Auckland,
Average temp over 20°C or 68 F since mid Nov 2005.
Ok, we have traffic problems here...?
and an overloaded power grid too...!
but...
it is warmer..
CU up north one day.
Regards Ray

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#145080 - 03/04/06 03:38 AM Re: Freakin' Cold II
kiwi Offline
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Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 354
Loc: christchurch new zealand
Yup Trumpy, autumns here!

Rodalco, it'll be a cold day in Christchurch before we relocate to Auckland just to avoid some frost

It maybe warmer in Auckland, but the motorway is always freezing up! And judging by tonights result; so is the rugby team.
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#145081 - 03/04/06 05:43 AM Re: Freakin' Cold II
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
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No pictures now and look at what we have.


In the interests of Kiwi-Brit relations, maybe these will help improve the N.Z. weather!

Eccles on Sea, Norfolk, 2/28/06







[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 03-04-2006).]
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#145082 - 03/04/06 12:55 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II
Alan Belson Offline
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Registered: 03/23/05
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Loc: Mayenne N. France
Paul

pic. #2

Golfer; Eccles-on-sea course, 15th green:

"Look at that idiot fishing off the breakwater in this weather!"
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#145083 - 03/04/06 03:00 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 68
Loc: Loch Lomond
You'll have to invent a Snowboard / Surfboard!......A Snurfboard!
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#145084 - 03/05/06 01:35 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II
Texas_Ranger Offline
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Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2391
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Looks similar to our situation. Slightly below freezing and all snow.
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#145085 - 03/06/06 12:15 AM Re: Freakin' Cold II
Trumpy Offline


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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Dammit,
Have I shot myself in the foot again!.
Upon Paul posting them pics, the wind changed to the Nor'west and we have had multiple Scrub Fires (K66 Ray).
It's been a gambling game to keep the Pump Rescue free, in case some idiot tries and drives a Campervan across the Canterbury Plains.
I'm just glad no-one asked for a Chopper, to help fight the fires, it would have been absolute suicide flying in these conditions.
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