Monday, August 15, 2011

Snow in Wellington

Today it snowed in Wellington, and the video above by Ro Tierney shows some of what it was like on Cuba Mall. This was the first time it’s snowed in Wellington in some 40 years, and judging by the looks on the faces, the people enjoyed it.

There were also snow flurries in Auckland’s CBD today—the first time since the 1930s, or nearly twice as long as it’s been since Wellington’s last snow. Auckland’s was minor, and didn’t last, and even now no snow is expected below about 200 metres.

But the extent of the snowfall, and the very cold weather, is the main news story in New Zealand at the moment. I kind of like that, actually.


Roger Owen Green said...

Well, the boy at 1:13 sure didn't look very happy!

Arthur Schenck said...

That boy stood out for the Huffington Post, too—or, at least, for one of their interns.

Jason in DC said...

Isn't it wonderful that something so simple can bring out so much joy. Fantastic video.