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    White Rain

    We needed the moisture and we got it this way today.

    I guess you folks are ready to welcome summer soon. CURIOUS...how much does the climate differ from one island to the other down there?

    Also, what's the best time to come and hunt/fish? If I hit the lottery I'd like nothing more than to visit your country.

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    roughly the further north the more humid it gets. in christchurch south island summers are hot dry and windy.

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    in Waiouru you have all four seasons in a day. wake up to -10c frost then temp will get into the 20's then snow for a bit then a nice heavy rain. much nicer down south cooler temps less rain than jaffaville.

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    Climate can be anything anywhere, and change quite quickly. This has killed plenty of tourists, and a few locals besides. We tend to slog it out more on our hunts... ain't just quad biking up to a tree stand you've been feeding for the season.
    A long skinny country running north-south, predominantly hammered by westerlies. Any weather that makes it over the ranges is gonna be big.

    West coast shore fishing can't be beat.
    Saltwater fishing warmer temps definitely help. I don't bother chasing mud(fresh water) fish.

    Hunt at the beginning of winter cos all the part timers are tucked up in their onesies and animals still have condition on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    roughly the further north the more humid it gets. in christchurch south island summers are hot dry and windy.
    And the south island also has the southern alps. Weather is determined by wind direction. Norwesters are hot and dry because they have dumped all their rain on the west coast before reaching the east coast. Southerlies come straight from the arctic, hit like a steam train and dump their rain on the east coast. The best goose hunting is during a southerly.

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    Compared to a large continent we do get four seasons in one day, while summers can have day after day of good clear weather there is no certainty to it. Hence hunters on even day trips will carry gear for any expectations.
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    It's 22deg C today where I am and quite lovely. Fresh snow up on the top of the hills behind home too. I've been in a snow storm in mid summer before when up high. The weather pretty much does what it wants.

    In saying that, there is no such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing.
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    The western side of either island is the wet side - most weather comes from the NW or SW and as there is effectively a mountain range the length of both islands, the clouds have to unload their moisture to be able to get over the mountains

    The eastern side of both islands is a pretty dry place in relation to the west. Drought conditions are common , but the east has the better beaches if thats important to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    The western side of either island is the wet side - most weather comes from the NW or SW and as there is effectively a mountain range the length of both islands, the clouds have to unload their moisture to be able to get over the mountains

    The eastern side of both islands is a pretty dry place in relation to the west. Drought conditions are common , but the east has the better beaches if thats important to you.
    well if the san andreas fault causes california to sink nevada will have beachfront property
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    In Northland (the actual north, i.e. north of the North Island), it is cool and wet in winter, and warm and wet in summer, but you can get any/all weather in the same day as described above. The hunting is crap in the north, unless you like chasing pigs with dogs, but the saltwater fishing is unbelievably good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_90 View Post
    In saying that, there is no such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing.
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    but the east has the better beaches if thats important to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_90 View Post
    In saying that, there is no such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing.
    Finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær

    That saying dies out at about lattitude 65
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    There are no deer in the South Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    There are no deer in the South Island.
    ...but there is a moose

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    There are no deer in the South Island.
    There is no South Island. It is a myth.
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