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The crazy weather

The season began ten days earlier than usual with a very hot New Zealand summer bringing the cherries on much quicker than normal. Weather records were broken all over NZ with Cromwell reaching its highest ever temperature since records began, a sweltering 36.6 degrees Celsius. 

For the first time on record, Cromwell had 11 consecutive days in November with a maximum temperature of more than 25 degrees Celsius, beating the previous record of eight days in 1974.

This weather event caused  few things: