Hutt Valley: Upper & Lower Hutt experiencing record temperatures
Record high temperature for Upper Hutt
By ROSEMARY McLENNAN – Upper Hutt Leader
Upper Hutt’s temperature of almost 20 degrees celsius on Saturday, August 15, rivalled the highest for any August since 1947.
NIWA’s only Upper Hutt weather station – at Wallaceville – recorded 19.9 degrees on August 15.
The highest August temperature at the station since records stated there in 1939 was 20.0 degrees in 1947.
The highest winter temperature at the station was 20.2 degrees in June 1973.via stuff.co.nz
Following on from this, last Saturday in Lower Hutt was 20 degrees.
Is it me or are the temperatures for this time of year way above average for this time of year. Must go and do some more research, but it seems we have quickly moved from the depths of Winter in late July to temperatures that are extremely mild, equally the rainfall is way down for this time of year.
Is that the reason for the spate of earthquakes as well, so says my mum.
Well as I said some more research needed, but if this continues expect a drought come February March 2010. I said it here first.