This was not a year of extremes weatherwise, despite droughts, floods, tornados and snow. It’s easy for the media to use the word “extreme” but really the stormy weather events this year were fairly isolated and few and far between.
Here are the highlights from the WeatherWatch.co.nz archives:
* Jan 21: Drought zone declared in Northland but, ironically, on that same day the North Island is pummelled by heavy showers and thunderstorms.
* Jan 27: A major electrical storm lights up the night skies in Hamilton.
* April 27: For the first time in months, nationwide rain is forecast.
For more go here: http://msn.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10696571