Saturday, May 23, 2009

Weather report

I wish you could see this -- the wind is going absolutely crazy today, and the rain is coming down in regular intervals. This fierce weather has been going on like this for about four days now. I read in the paper that winds were gusting up to 140 km/h (87 mph), and the ocean swells here in Cook Strait (between the north and south island) were supposed to get up to 11 meters! 

But the good news is that temps are ranging between 6 and 12 degrees C (43 and 53 degrees F), which is much warmer compared with our chilly Kansas City winters. 

It snows elsewhere in NZ, but not in Wellington. We'd love to go snowboarding when the time's right. 

It's only May -- not even winter -- so I hope this is just an unusual early season storm. And I think it is. I've heard it's not going to get much colder than this, and that sounds good to us. I'm finally figuring out how to adjust the electric heaters in our house to keep us warm, and they're doing a good job.

1 comment:

Juli Ryan said...

Now you know why it's called the roaring 40s!