The problems cold, wet weather pose for holiday makers when it’s supposed to be summer are minor compared with the freezing conditions in Britain.
While most news reports focus on the impact on people, Phil Clarke looks at the impact on agriculture.
However, he notes it’s not all bad news for business – sales of UHT milk are booming.
Back in New Zealand, although it’s been unseasonably cold, Northland, the east coast and some inland areas are very dry.
We were happy to get 12 mls of rain in North Otago yesterday. Farmers in Central Otago also welcomed steady rain but the ODT reports that orchardists weren’t so happy.
There’s too much winter in Britain and not enough summer in New Zealand – altogether too much weather.