Season 2017 - Southern lakes

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by pedub, Mar 17, 2017.

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    pedub

    pedub Active Member

    Too early?
    Feels like winter is coming
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Didn't much feel like the advent of winter today, the nor-wester was blowing and it was pretty warm. There are signs that autumn is starting to happen though.
     
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    Red_switch

    Red_switch Part of the Furniture 30 Day Pass

    We had some pretty gnarly fog here in Dunedin - indicative that the sea is still plenty warm.
     
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    Dumph

    Dumph Active Member

    Cold mornings and evenings, getting frosty, leaves changing . . .
     
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    Telestrom

    Telestrom Addicted Member

    Based on no scientific data, I think it will be a very slow start to the ski season this year.
     
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    pedub

    pedub Active Member

    Worse than last year?

    About 85 days till first lifts
    I can feel the mornings and evenings getting cooler
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
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    Dumph

    Dumph Active Member

    reverse psychology, smart.
     
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    Draizuh

    Draizuh Dedicated Member

    Its no different than any other autumn ive experienced.
     
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    Red_switch

    Red_switch Part of the Furniture 30 Day Pass

    Autumnal
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    It's been quite nice and mild really. Good diurnal temps which should help bring out the autumn colour which is starting to pop all over the place. We've had a few really cool mornings but I'm not quite ready for a frost yet, I've still got cherry tomatoes outside and lima beans and apple cucumbers and courgettes going and miraculously (given the rubbish start to summer) I'll even get a few aubergines this year, though they're in the tunnelhouse. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll be ready for a killing frost to come and close it all down.
     
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    Draizuh

    Draizuh Dedicated Member

    still got chillis out side.. still fruiting and flowering! they had a tough summer but they are still going!
     
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    pedub

    pedub Active Member

    Now only 10 weeks till season opens I think

    I'm planning to head down on 30 July, but the annual leave budget is low :(
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    I've had a fire the last few mornings. And there's a dusting on the Remarks.:)
     
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    Draizuh

    Draizuh Dedicated Member

    Its stuck around for 3 days now.
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    minus 1c at my place this morning. 3c at the gym in Frankton. A thin skein of ice on the water bowl in the chook pen for the first time this autumn.
     
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    Draizuh

    Draizuh Dedicated Member

    If we dont get any rain and this cold keeps up the frankton arm is going to start freezing. not much moisture in there these days.
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    I've started checking the long range on weatherzone again. It's been pretty quiet, not counting ex-tropical cyclones and all that but perhaps there's a chance of some snow for us from about Wednesday next week.
     
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    Draizuh

    Draizuh Dedicated Member

    Dusting on the peaks of double cone today
     
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    Draizuh

    Draizuh Dedicated Member

    A bigger dusting this morning..
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Was gone by the arvo though...
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    This morning's model run on weatherzone looks quite promising for next weekend. A lovely big stationary high in the Aust Bight channelling plenty of cold air and moisture over the South Island.
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

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    Red_switch

    Red_switch Part of the Furniture 30 Day Pass

    I'm happy for it to wait another month
     
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    May's when it will really count, be nice to have snow on the hills round home though.
     
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    pedub

    pedub Active Member

    Forecast shows some cold stuff in about a week??
    Freeze level below 1000m??
    EDIT: I see you have already mentioned this above, I should read posts
     
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    craighelo

    craighelo Active Member

    Showing snow to 500m now on Sunday
     
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