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Coldest Day in 130 years of records
« on: June 08, 2012, 01:46:03 PM »
Christchurch, New Zealand, shivered through its coldest day on record yesterday. And winter has only just begun. [freeze]

The National Institute of Water amd Atmospheric Research says the paltry maximum temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius at Christchurch Airport in the official 24-hour period from 9am yesterday to 9am today is the lowest in more than 130 years of record-keeping.

The previous lowest recorded daily maximum temperature in the city was 1.2C measured in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on July 22, 1918.

Until yesterday, the coldest day maximum at the airport was 1.7C on August 28, 1992, during that year's big snow.


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Thanks for the report Tony (Re: Coldest Day in 130 years of records)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 10:11:36 PM »
Hi Tony and WeatherCat climate watchers,

Certainly an interesting report.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just reported the Warmest Spring in the United States on record.  However, temperatures have been below normal in California.  Don't want to start any "heated discussions" but it seems undeniable that the climate is more complex than researchers can manage to predict with any degree of precision and long-term accuracy.  The old saying about: "the butterflies in Brazil effect the weather in New York" remains frustratingly true for anyone trying to understand the weather.

Oh well,

Cheers, Edouard