Once in a lifetime snow storm hits New Zealand

‘Once in a lifetime’ snow storm hits New Zealand

15 Aug 2011

A “once in a lifetime” polar blast of snow, sleet and gales has blocked roads, grounded flights and cut power across New Zealand.

Blizzards lashing the South Island moved on to the more populated North Island, with falls in central Wellington and southern suburbs of Auckland where snow had not been seen since the mid-1970s.

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2 Responses to “Once in a lifetime snow storm hits New Zealand”

  1. Jorge

    Global warming means “as a whole, the globe will warm”. this means that the average temperature will increase, and more energy in the air means more extreme weather events. It is winter down here currently, which is why the extreme weather is of the cold variety. currently texas is having 40+C weather.

  2. JakeN

    Pls point us to the page in the 2007 IPCC reports where it says that global warming causes more snow….

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