Tropospheric Temperatures January 1979 to August 2021

Weather Eye with John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from, at times, milder...... Read More

Waiting for the music to return …

Winston Watusi Music Plus  Once again I write this while much of the city and the Bay remains silent, devoid of live music. It’s been harder this time. The Delta variant has screwed over the few establishments that braved...... Read More

Climate change: both sides of the story... a Rotary Conference discussion

Weather Eye with John Maunder Some of the answers to the complexities of the climate system are given in my recently published book "Fifteen shades of climate... the fall of the weather dice and the butterfly effect"....... Read More

Television and level two

Winston Watusi Music Plus  I don’t know anybody who is happy about the state of television at the moment. That’s what I was going to write about this week, and I still intend to. But there’s been a level...... Read More

Tauranga August Rainfalls and Afternoon Temperatures 1898-2020 and 1913-2021

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of August have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1909. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga...... Read More

Takeaway coffee a reminder of simple pleasures

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP I don’t know about you, but I was strangely excited with the ‘freedom’ afforded to me with Level 3. Even though I have a nice little coffee machine at home it...... Read More

Paying tribute to T. Rex

Winston Watusi Music Plus During our first lockdown last year, one of the saddest losses to Covid was the extraordinary American producer Hal Wilner. Initially a producer with Saturday Night Live, Wilner produced albums for Marianne...... Read More

Blocking highs

Weather Eye with John Maunder Some of the answers to the complexities of the climate system are given in my recently published book Fifteen shades of climate... the fall of the weather dice and the butterfly effect. The following...... Read More

Our essential workers and our essential support

Tamati Coffey Labour List MP  Firstly, as we continue to pull together as a community to stamp out Covid-19, I want to personally thank all those essential workers who are working hard every day to play their part in this emergency....... Read More

Tauranga July Rainfalls 1898-2021

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of July have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph for the period 1898-2021 shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high...... Read More