Oh dear looks like that Global Warming thing up and disappeared

I was just looking through the Climate Summary? for October from NIWA and some startling facts are contained within it.

It seems that according to NIWA it was the coldest October in 64 years, with all-time record low October temperatures in many areas with exceptionally late snowfalls and record low October temperatures were recorded on the 4th/5th of October in most North Island locations, and on the 9th of October at many South Island sites.

Record or near-record low October temperatures were experienced in many locations, with temperatures more than 2.0?C below average throughout eastern and alpine areas of the South Island, as well as in the lower half of the North Island. Temperatures were below average (between 0.5?C and 1.2?C below average) elsewhere.? Overall for New Zealand, it was the coldest October in 64 years (since 1945), with a national average temperature of 10.6?C (1.4?C below the long-term October average).? Such a cold October has occurred only four times in the past 100 years.? Record low October temperatures were recorded on the 4th/5th in most North Island locations, and on the 9th at many South Island sites.[quote]

….Unseasonable snowfalls characterised October 2009. An exceptionally heavy snow event on the 4th/5th in the Hawkes Bay and Central North Island was estimated to be the worst in October since 1967, stranding hundreds of travellers, closing roads, and resulting in heavy lambing losses. Many locations in the North Island experienced record low October temperatures on the 5th.? Snowfall was also observed in Taranaki, Waikato and Rotorua on the 6th, for the first time in about 30 years around Rotorua. Snowfall also affected Otago and Canterbury on the 8th/9th, with many sites observing record low October temperatures on the 9th.

The full report can be read here. But essentially October 2009 wiped out entirely the entire warming of the planet in our part of the world in just one month. October sure make predictions by the IPCC of an increase of half a degree look positively encouraging and something to be aimed for not mitigated against.

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