Story: Waikato region

Fog and frost

Fog and frost

Two of Waikato’s climatic features, heavy fog and frost, are seen in this view of Pirongia mountain. Both are common in winter, but some say the fogs are not as bad as they were when they were made denser by smoke from frequent peat fires, which were a common occurrence up until the 1970s.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27055/fog-and-frost (accessed 19 December 2018)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 9 Jul 2015