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Old 11-15-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Nice spring weather today. Overcast and pleasantly humid. I much prefer this to sunny sea breeze days.

Having to work the weekend again. A couple of photos,... of where I had my break, and a photo of a cool old house across the street - these sorts of places are disappearing, as the older hill suburbs, become more sought after.

24C/74F (3.17 pm), with 64% RH, overcast and calm.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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Nice spring weather today. Overcast and pleasantly humid. I much prefer this to sunny sea breeze days.

Having to work the weekend again. A couple of photos,... of where I had my break, and a photo of a cool old house across the street - these sorts of places are disappearing, as the older hill suburbs, become more sought after.

24C/74F (3.17 pm), with 64% RH, overcast and calm.
Wow look how tall those CIDPs are! Wellington's climate seems to be very very comfortable for them, more than their native habitat haha
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Wow look how tall those CIDPs are! Wellington's climate seems to be very very comfortable for them, more than their native habitat haha
Yep, climates with good year round rainfall are lucky.

Some of the newer species of palms around here, grow quickly -Washingtonias grow about 2 ft of trunk a year.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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Yep, climates with good year round rainfall are lucky.

Some of the newer species of palms around here, grow quickly -Washingtonias grow about 2 ft of trunk a year.
Always find it funny that some vegetation that isn't native to one place manage to grow better than their native habitat. I don't think Washingtonias grow that fast here, despite it being a native palm to the US
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Nice spring weather today. Overcast and pleasantly humid. I much prefer this to sunny sea breeze days.
Never ever will I express a preference for an overcast day. The only context where a day with some rain is acceptable for me is if it hasn't rained for quite a while, the day is mild to warm, zero wind or light breezes, cloud cover is thinnish and quite high, and the rain is light and intermittent.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Never ever will I express a preference for an overcast day. The only context where a day with some rain is acceptable for me is if it hasn't rained for quite a while, the day is mild to warm, zero wind or light breezes, cloud cover is thinnish and quite high, and the rain is light and intermittent.
Your aversion to rain and cloud is interesting. Do you get a claustrophobic feeling under cloud? I know someone who expresses their dislike of cloud/rain, in that way.

I generally prefer a sunny day, but those clear blue days with a chilling sea breeze, can get a bit old- particularly with North Easterlies.

It's been about two weeks since rain here. Still green, but the ground is getting hard
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Very nice today with a 27 C high. Extensive high cloud gave way to sunny skies early afternoon. But the inevitable southerly change came through about half an hour ago, dropping the temp to 15 C at 8 PM.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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Really starting to get sick of these stupid dry westerly winds. Dew point of -6.8C at 5pm. You'd think a strong El Nino event would be occurring right now with this exceptionally dry weather, but ENSO is currently in a neutral state. 68.4mm of rain here since the start of August, in November alone there should be more rainfall than that. If I don't see any more soon by the end of this month, then it will be the driest August-November period in nearly 100 years.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Your aversion to rain and cloud is interesting. Do you get a claustrophobic feeling under cloud? I know someone who expresses their dislike of cloud/rain, in that way.

I generally prefer a sunny day, but those clear blue days with a chilling sea breeze, can get a bit old- particularly with North Easterlies.

It's been about two weeks since rain here. Still green, but the ground is getting hard
I've simply seen too much cloudiness in my lifetime. Even in your climate, I would not welcome most of the cloudy days. I also far prefer brightness and lovely blue domes to most cloud effects and have a particular aversion to hill-hugging low cloud.

As for rainfall, I'd prefer to be in a much drier climate. Although if the number of 1mm+ raindays were below say 75, up to 1200mm might be tolerable.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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Really starting to get sick of these stupid dry westerly winds. Dew point of -6.8C at 5pm. You'd think a strong El Nino event would be occurring right now with this exceptionally dry weather, but ENSO is currently in a neutral state. 68.4mm of rain here since the start of August, in November alone there should be more rainfall than that. If I don't see any more soon by the end of this month, then it will be the driest August-November period in nearly 100 years.
I'm sure Full Overcast would love that
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