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#145076 - 03/03/06 09:55 AM Freakin' Cold II  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
Well Kiwi,
It's freezing here when it should be nice and warm.
I can only blame Pauluk for this. [Linked Image]
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 01:44 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
ianh  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 54
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...

#145078 - 03/03/06 06:25 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
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.

Wood work but can't!

#145079 - 03/03/06 10:57 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
RODALCO  Offline
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 854
Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
You may have to shift to Auckland,
Average temp over 20°C or 68 F since mid Nov 2005. [Linked Image]
Ok, we have traffic problems here...? [Linked Image]
and an overloaded power grid too...! [Linked Image]
it is warmer.. [Linked Image]
CU up north one day.
Regards Ray

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#145080 - 03/04/06 07:38 AM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
kiwi  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 354
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 [Linked Image]

It maybe warmer in Auckland, but the motorway is always freezing up! And judging by tonights result; so is the rugby team. [Linked Image]

#145081 - 03/04/06 09:43 AM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
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! [Linked Image]

Eccles on Sea, Norfolk, 2/28/06
[Linked Image]

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#145082 - 03/04/06 04:55 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France

pic. #2

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

"Look at that idiot fishing off the breakwater in this weather!"

Wood work but can't!

#145083 - 03/04/06 07:00 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
Uppeydog  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 68
Loch Lomond
You'll have to invent a Snowboard / Surfboard!......A Snurfboard!

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#145084 - 03/05/06 05:35 PM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,402
Vienna, Austria
Looks similar to our situation. Slightly below freezing and all snow.

#145085 - 03/06/06 04:15 AM Re: Freakin' Cold II  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
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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