New Zealand weather experts dub 2014 “unremarkable”


See if you can find the magic words that are deliberately missing

An unusually cold January and warmer June in 2014 did little to skew what was otherwise an unremarkable year for the country’s weather.

The annual climate summary by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – NIWA – says the average temperature nationally was 12.8 degrees, down from 13.4 in 2013.

NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino said a cooler January and warmer April and June were smoothed out by other months.

Whakatane was the sunniest location, locking in 2711 hours, while Cape Turnagain was the windiest, with gusts reaching 209 kilometres an hour.

Mr Brandolino said rainfall was near normal for the main centres, despite Christchurch experiencing its second highest one-day rainfall since 1873.

Average temperature fell 0.6 degrees, on average, in the whole country, on average.


Even Brave Red Radio didn’t dare use the “GW” or “CC” words in association with something that blatantly unsupportive of their “models”.

But don’t you worry.  The latest AirAsia air crash is already being chalked up to Global Warming, among many others things.   One swallow does not make a summer. Or winter.  Or in this case, global warming.




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  • Cadwallader

    Three “averages” in one sentence, more or less depicts the NZ msm.

    • The Accountant

      Does that make it more average? :)

  • Richard

    This one had me really scratching my head.
    Apparently NZ has a high chance of incurring a cyclone over the next few months…..otherwise known as CYCLONE SEASON.
    Muppets the lot of them.

    • The Accountant

      Agree. If we didn’t have cyclones, now that would be remarkable.

  • cows4me

    This is very bad news, expect wall to wall coverage of melting snow flakes and sinking islands in the new propaganda season.

  • Dairy_Flat

    Surely 2014 should be termed “remarkable ” . The AGW crowd must be astonished that the average temperature is lower than 2013 . This is against the very foundation of their religion.

    • Mythrandir

      Yea all very strange. Like… how can the population be getting fatter when the next person you bump into is below the population average weight.

      You are so FonCused aren’t you?

  • Disinfectant

    Tony Morrell was at it again yesterday morning on Radio Live just after 6.0 a.m. saying that due to Global Warming we can expect higher temperatures, colder cold periods, more severe storms with rain and drier periods. The average of all this would be “normal”.
    He was also bagging Bjorn Linquist’s comments about the cost of trying to reduce temperature rises above a couple of degrees.
    And guess what? His old mate Jim Salinger was again mentioned as a recognised climate expert who lectures around the world on the subject.

  • Mythrandir

    “One swallow does not make a summer. Or winter. Or in this case, global warming.”


    Natural variance is known to be approximately 0.5’C over several decades. This is superimposed on the observed gradual rise in surface temps. Hence there is year to year up and down fluctuations around the trend line. So if the IPCC projects a 0.2’C rise in global temperatures per decade, then we can expect to see global temperature change distinguish itself from global weather on the time scale of about 3 decades.

    Here is the climate change over the last 3 decades.