Well it has been pretty average here in Canberra for weeks now, cold when the sun is out and raining an awful lot!
We got absolutely hammered by rain while down for a long weekend at Lakes Entrance last weekend, I mean hammered, it did not stop raining from Saturday till Monday. Luckily we were staying at a lovely cottage with a fire, will be heading back there again for sure. So when we got back home we rang the mother in law to complain about the weather and whoops… turns out things were much much worse for them! Oamaru, my wifes hometown, was cut off from everyone else for a few days.
But things are even worse in New Zealand! They now encountering a snow storm to rival all others!
“At this stage snow ploughs are out on the State Highways, and the snow plough has been around the township here in Fairlie and they are working their way out to rural areas now,” Mackenzie Civil Defence emergency management officer Ray Gardner said.
“And then I’ve had a farmer who was out feeding his sheep and an embankment in the snow has given way and pushed his vehicle into the middle of the Hakataramea River. So he had a cold wake-up and we had to get a tractor to extract him,” Mr Bennett said.
So when you are heading to work tomorrow complaining about the cold, think of poor old NZ!
- Icy winter storm grips New Zealand South Island (iceagenow.info)