Christchurch, New Zealand: Coldest day in 130 years of records

Coldest day in 130 years of records

http://www.stuff.co.nz
7 June 2012

The National Institute of Water amd Atmospheric Research says the paltry maximum temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius at Christchurch Airport in the official 24-hour period from 9am yesterday to 9am today is the lowest in more than 130 years of record-keeping.

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Mt Hutt ski resort to open two weeks ahead of schedule for the first time in at least ten years

May skiing and riding on the cards for Mt Hutt

http://www.ski.com.au
15 May 2009

Skiers and riders can look forward to hitting New Zealand’s Mt Hutt ski resort later this month, as ski area staff work to open two weeks ahead of schedule for the first time in at least ten years.

Mt Hutt has received more than 170cm of snow over the past 12 days resulting in a 110cm snow base and a decision to work towards a Queen’s Birthday weekend opening on Saturday 30 May (conditions permitting).

It’s the best early snow the ski area has had in decades, according to Dave Wilson, Ski Area Manager for Mt Hutt.

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