Just five days until the clocks go forward but it’s still winter.
Fresh snow fell on the Kakanui Range on Sunday night and yesterday temperatures barely got to double figures.
It’s warm in North Otago today but that is not likely to last.
Further north it’s worse:
Daylight saving works in the middle of summer but the end of September is too soon to start when it’s too dark in the mornings and too cold to enjoy longer evenings.
Delaying the start by two or three weeks until the sun is closer to the south would give more daylight at both ends of the day and allow temperatures to get a little more spring-like, if not yet summery.