Just call me Bob

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch  It is one of life’s great mysteries: why are we so drawn to the water? Like tens of thousands of others in the Bay this year I have jostled with other humans on the roads, parked up...... Read More

Meet the new year – same as the old year?

Winston Watusi Music Plus  Meet the new year – same as the old year? ...And here we are on the other side. Welcome to 2022: brace yourself... If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from the past couple of years...... Read More

Tauranga December Rainfalls 1898-2020

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph below shows the range of Tauranga's December rainfalls, from an extreme high of 447 mm in 1962 to a low of only 4 mm in 1930. The second wettest December was 2018, when 278 mm was recorded The...... Read More

Tauranga Average Afternoon Temperatures for December 1913-2021

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years, including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The average afternoon temperature in December...... Read More

Orange is the new black

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch   ‘Tis the night before Christmas and noisy as heck, the sun is still shining and we’re out on the deck. Stockings are hung by the aircon with care – a sweaty Saint Nick...... Read More

Dancing With The Shadows

Winston Watusi Music Plus A lot of writers are deadline junkies. Perhaps it is just the pleasure of procrastination, but it requires the impending rush of a deadline to unleash their creative energy, to get them writing. That’s...... Read More

In the Bleak Mid-winter

Weather Eye with John Maunder In the bleak mid-winter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone, Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, Long ago. These words, from...... Read More

Worrying about the wrong things

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch  I’m not sure where the fear of heights came from. Since I was a child I’ve been scrambling around rocks and tramping in the mountains, hopping across swing bridges without thinking...... Read More

Life by the numbers

Pick a number - any number - and see how it applies to your weekend just gone by. Numbers, when they are grouped together or put side by side usually paint a picture, and my numbers for the first few days of December lined up better than they have for...... Read More

Global monthly average surface air temperatures since 1979

Weather Eye with John Maunder The following data sets and comments are from the climate4you.com website developed by Professor Ole Humlum who is a Danish Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography at the University of Oslo, and Adjunct...... Read More