Cold

May 12th, 2008 at 7:58 am by David Farrar

Well I turned my heater on for the first time in two years today. I guess that makes it officially cold. Mind you I am not sure it is ever that warm at 5 am!

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14 Responses to “Cold”

  1. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    ‘Mind you I am not sure it is ever that warm at 5 am!’
    That’s because (if I am to understand some of your ‘fun things’ posts correctly, David) the only time you are up at five am you are loaded to the gills on expensive vino and wouldn’t feel the cold anyway….

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  2. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,752 comments) says:

    It has been getting up to around 26c here in London. Not even summer yet. Nice day to watch the conclusion of the premier league football (Man U won).

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  3. Pascal (1,969 comments) says:

    I usually get up betwen 3:30am and 4:00am and it’s bloody cold then. Already. And this is in Auckland. But I’m used to a slightly warmer climate :)

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  4. jafapete (757 comments) says:

    Oh come on Pascal, how would you manage in Dunedin where the forecast *maximum* today is about the same as the low temperature here overnight?

    Yes, it’s a crisp day forecast in Auckland, with the temperature plunging to 16C, the lowest since sometime last year.

    Edit: I see that the temperature here really did plunge overnight, to about the lowest it ever gets here. DPF does seem to have picked his times to travel north this year.

    [DPF: Was in Auckland yesterday and must say was a very pleasant morning driving up to just north of Albany]

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  5. big bruv (13,880 comments) says:

    Yep, she was sure “Baltic” this morning DPF, mind you we can all take solace from the fact that it does not matter how high the heating is turned up on the ninth floor the cool winds of change are howling through the place.

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  6. aardvark (417 comments) says:

    Come on David, don’t be a sissy. Come live in Tokoroa for a while, you’ll find out what *cold* is in the winter! And try living in a house without any useful form of insulation — that’ll toughen you up!

    But I *do* miss the winterless North :-(

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  7. ghostwhowalks3 (368 comments) says:

    You manage to threadjack even better Than I could hope for bigbruv, But of course you have tacit approval

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  8. Pascal (1,969 comments) says:

    jafapete: Oh come on Pascal, how would you manage in Dunedin where the forecast *maximum* today is about the same as the low temperature here overnight?

    Dunedin? I have no intention of going there. I’m an old Cape Townian, so I’m still adjusting to the cold here. Even after what is it … 8 or 9 years now?

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  9. jafapete (757 comments) says:

    Pascal, Okay, that explains it. I lived in Wellington for eight winters, and never got used to the climate…

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  10. uk_kiwi (74 comments) says:

    This is because NZer’s delude themselves that we live in a temperate climate. It’s actually a cold climate. There are lots of good things about a cold climate, less bugs and tropical diseases for instance, but it does require better housing.

    Why no-one has central heating or double glazing in this country is a mystery to me… Even in new houses!

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  11. kiwitoffee (383 comments) says:

    Cold?

    Here on the edge of the Arabian desert it’s around 36 degrees when I get up. It was 45 degrees yesterday at 1pm.

    Wellington seems a long way away, and Dunedin on another planet.

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  12. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    give landlords a reason uk_kiwi!

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  13. Andrew Bannister (213 comments) says:

    Dunedin Month to date:
    to Mon 12 May
    Min temp: -5 °C
    Max temp: 14 °C

    below 15°C is my marker for getting the thermals out.

    uk-kiwi, temperate climates are just climates without extremes. It doesn’t mean warm.

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  14. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    Yeah, roll on global warming

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