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    It occured to me today that surely more sunshine hours should equate to more daylight hours. This being the case, am I right in saying that, due to NZ's milder and sunnier climate, it stays light longer in the winter?


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    Could just mean that the hours of daylight are sunnier than elsewhere rather than there are more of them. When we were there in January, if I remember rightly, it was getting dark about 8.30 p.m.- 9 p.m. -ish. and that would have been the equivalent of August.
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    New Zealand is nearer to the equator than the UK. So during the summer, the days are not as long as in the UK summer, but in the winter the days are not as short.

    Of course, it varies slightly from north to south.

    There are more hours of sunshine in NZ as, being nearer the equator, rain showers are generally shorter and heavier. Also, large areas of overcast cloud cover seem to be not as common, possibly due to the country's narrow shape but I'm sure there are other factors involved. :icon_neutral:

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    I also believe that "sunshine" is roughly synonymous with "clear and sunny" in this case. From what I saw, there certainly was a lot of it, except for when it was storming.

    ...This is a good opportunity to remind you to wear your sunblock! Use a high SPF (I'd go with 40 or more), with UVA/UVB protection. Sunblock containing transparent titanium dioxide is a good bet. Even for short exposures, you ought to have on a 15 SPF as routine protection. Hats are another good thing to wear. The sun there will cook you faster and more cruelly than you think, even if you're accustomed to being outside.
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    Good tip about the sunblock! Mine is at the front door and I slop it on my youngest before he gets dressed for school! Apparently if the sun gets you once, you won't let it get you again!

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    on the subect of hats..
    i've bought one of these babies..

    http://www.tilleyuk.com/detail.asp?c...p;productNo=T3

    i won't be going for the brim up configuration shown in the picture.
    I burn quicker than a quickery so I NEED mega sunblock and the hat should do the trick for my face and neck..

    I FEEL sooooooo kiwi when I put it on...

    the accent comes out and everything..

    fush and chups on my dick anyone???(leave it!!)

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    Right, let's have a photo then! :icon_biggrin:
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    no chance!!

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    ROFL freaking hilarious. I'm not wearing a hat dammit, unless it's a baseball cap with a cool logo of it, I just won't!!!

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