Usually I would not write about such an inane subject as the weather, but frankly this situation has been going on far too long to ignore. Living in Auckland has its ups and downs. The weather can go from beaming sunshine to pouring rain in the space of half an hour. I guess that’s the price you pay for living in a South Pacific island paradise. On average I’d guess that we get one rainy day per week at a bare minimum. In high summer we could go maybe two weeks in a row without rain.
So it is with some concern that I note that the barometer has barely dropped below 1000 hectoPascals since about the 10th of January (the day I returned to work after the holidays, strangely enough). Seriously, in three months we’ve had barely three rainy days, and the rest have been absolute corkers. Fantastic. If this is what global warming does, I say bring it on baby.
Usually at this time of year we’d be fully into Autumn, with cold weather and increasing rain. Instead it’s still running low-to-mid 20’s (Celsius!), and only cooling down in the evenings. In fact I’d almost go as far as to call April to date absolutely perfect. Not a spot of rain, comfortably warm daytime temperatures, and perfect one-blanket nights. I love this place.