Wet and Windy in Wellington

“Pray don’t talk to me about the weather, Mr Worthing.
Whenever people talk to me about the weather,
I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.
And that makes me quite nervous.”
― Oscar Wilde

Oh how easily we are fooled.  Having been lulled into a false sense of security with a few days of mild, almost windless weather, we woke up this morning to a typical winter’s day here in Wellington.

The rain fell out of the sky and the wind moaned and shook trees and roofs around our Capital City. No birds singing here today.

We know that Wellington is the most Windy City in the world.  Yes, it even beats Chicago.  We regularly (how often?) have gale force winds but hey, this all adds to the wind power that generates the turbines around the city. And according to an earlier Wellington Mayor, Justine Leonard, “Sailors, windsurfers and kite-surfers come from afar to ride the vortex. Air pollution is non-existent as any fumes are whipped away and wind power is harnessed for electricity.
Perhaps the best thing of all, it breeds a bunch of sturdy, resilient Wellingtonians who aren’t fazed by a little bit of wind.” he says.

As many of you know, I am a pluviophile, I like the rain and as I’m English, I like walking in the rain, but not today. The force of the wind and the heavy rain quickly convinced me not to go out.

And I have just heard on the mid-afternoon news that “A storm near Tasmania tonight will fall apart in the NZ area but will help usher in NZ’s first big wintry southerly of 2022 this Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will drop nationwide, but especially in the South Island.” 

So what shall I be doing then?

Drink tea

Looking forward to it.

Enjoy your day, whatever the weather. And here’s more good advice from that brainy little bear –

JB May 17, 2022

15 thoughts on “Wet and Windy in Wellington”

  1. We are supposed to be going into winter.
    Today our temps are 30 and tomorrow 31!
    However, they say we have 100% chance of rain on Thursday and Friday.
    Will believe it when I see it.


    1. Well, winter arrived with a bang on Tuesday but fell back on Wednesday when it was warm enough to sit outside drinking tea and reading. As the kids say, go figure!


  2. Funny how in our tops turvy world those of you below the equator have winter winds from the south and here at North of 43 it is the north wind!


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