Waitangi Day – will it be worth attending in 2013? - Predict Weather

By: Predict Weather  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Weather, Weather Forecast


(pic, acknowledgement Wellington City Council)


There has been much talk about the need to celebrate Waitangi Day as our national day, a holiday for all and a day for families to enjoy getting out together and celebrating the summer weather at a beautiful and historic venue. It is usually held on 6 February each year. In 2013, 6 February falls on a Wednesday.


Whilst the political issue is not for debate here, the state of the weather is. There is no point celebrating national importance on a wet and stormy and miserable day, when children run the risk of getting colds, and retailers will go to a lot of trouble for possibly low returns.


Our opinion is that Waitangi Day should be relegated to the nearest weekend, so the following Monday is a holiday, but also that there are at least 3 days to celebrate, which would provide more of a chance of fine weather.


About 10-15mm of rain is expected in Russell on Wednesday 6 February 2013.  Barometric pressures are expected to be the lowest that day for the whole month of February. It will not be pleasant in Northland, and it will add fuel to the fire of those wishing to close the holiday down.


Politicians, it is your call.  The weekend after, by the way, is another story. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.




Keywords: Weather, Weather Forecast

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