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post-5438-0-99583900-1338932313_thumb.jp this is a friends garden now

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Lovely to see the variations of weather around the world - thanks for this :D

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Whereabouts in New Zealand was this taken? They had a major snow event last year as well!

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Whereabouts in New Zealand was this taken? They had a major snow event last year as well!

Defiently South island and most probably Christchurch.

10cm ( 4 inches ) reported from there. That is quite considerable for the city centre, eventhough the foothill suburbs usually receive snow every year.

Funnily enough Christchurch is almost at the same latitude as Hobart, but we have not seen snow in the city here for 26 years. One of the reasons is simply unluckly allignment of the weather systems. Very unfair!

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I found this

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Defiently South island and most probably Christchurch.

10cm ( 4 inches ) reported from there. That is quite considerable for the city centre, eventhough the foothill suburbs usually receive snow every year.

Funnily enough Christchurch is almost at the same latitude as Hobart, but we have not seen snow in the city here for 26 years. One of the reasons is simply unluckly allignment of the weather systems. Very unfair!

Yes Christchurch is quite a frosty place it seems as well, it seems to drop below freezing at night there quite regularly in the winter months. I take it this doesn't happen often in Hobart?

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Over a foot in some areas of the Canterbury region of NZ. Last year Christchurch got a spell of very snowy weather. This winter they have had a maximum temperature of 1C, possibly a record

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The remarkable thing about last winter was that there was even some snow recorded in Auckland. Wellington also saw considerable accumulations down to sea level which is very rare indeed.

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Yes Christchurch is quite a frosty place it seems as well, it seems to drop below freezing at night there quite regularly in the winter months. I take it this doesn't happen often in Hobart?

You are right, and I think the topography has a lot to do with it. Overnight lows are more tempered by the proximity of the sea, and a weaker inversion influence. Further inland though, and not too much further inland, frosts are probably just as prevalent as in Christchurch district.

What has become more noticable though is the lack of frequency of freezing nights here ( just 3 since 1995! ), prior to this it used to be almost a yearly event.

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Hellfire!

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