New Zealand experiences warmest winter on record
WELLINGTON (AP) - Winter lacked its usual Antarctic chill in New Zealand this year - to record effect.
Scientists said on Tuesday the South Pacific nation had its warmest winter since record-keeping began more than a century ago.
The average nationwide temperature was 9.5 Celsius for June, July and August.
That's about 1.2 Celsius above average and 0.3 Celsius above the previous record set in 1984, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said.