It was Wellington's turn to fall victim to Global Warming yesterday. Not only did snow fall in places where snow isn't supposed to fall, but a new and unwanted record was created; the Dom-Post reports (with our emphasis added):
Kiwis nationwide hunkered down while the coldest day of the year to date brought power blackouts, travel chaos and soaring firewood sales.
Temperatures plummeted throughout New Zealand yesterday, falling to minus 6 degrees Celsius in Tekapo and Stratford, while Canterbury experienced a blizzard.
MetService forecaster Micky Malivuk said yesterday was Wellington's coldest since records began in the 1940s.
At 11am, it was 4.4C in Kelburn, 4.1C in Lower Hutt and 3.9C in Upper Hutt.
And Christchurch wasn't far behind, nor the Queen City:
Christchurch's maximum temperature yesterday was 1.9C, the second-coldest since a 1.2C day in 1918.
Auckland had its fifth-coldest day on record yesterday.
We're not surprised that yesterday was such a record-breaking day. We flicked in and out of the Metservice's Wanganui page with some frequency yesterday, and ironically, the day's highest temperature was reached around 9pm last night when the mercury hit 7.9*! For most of the day the temperature here was somewhere in the 6* band, although at one point we felt a chill, and the thermometer dropped to 4.9* in a matter of minutes.
Doubtless the climate scientists and warmists will have an excuse for yesterday's cold snap. We remain unconvinced however that man is solely responsible for climate patterns, which have of course been changing since Creation. But nothing will change the fact that yesterday was bloody cold!