A Winter Storm

Updated 9 November 2023


A major snow storm hit Wellington on the afternoon of 14th August 2011. Wellington hasn't had a snow storm of similar intensity since 1939. The storm affected much of New Zealand with major disruptions, especially in the South Island.

Snow in Churton Park, Wellington, 14 August 2011

Snow falling on Chisbury Street

Temperature Record

My weather station recorded low temperatures during and after the storm.

Temperature plot



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Back deck Back deck.

Chisbury Street Chisbury Street.

Back deck Back deck

View from kitchen of back deck View from kitchen of back deck.

Front yard Front yard.

Our house Our house.

View down Chisbury Street View down Chisbury Street.

Tim with snow Tim, a new experience with snow