Ken Ring's 2013 New Zealand Weather Almanac
Farmers, fishermen, gardeners, skiers and all who work outdoors or just want to know what the weather is going to do should not be without Ken Ring's Weather Almanac for 2013. The 2013 almanac has the same must-have features as earlier volumes, with day-per-page forecasts including gardening advice and moon position information, as well as isobaric, rain potential and frost/snow maps and likely wind activity. For the gardener there are biodynamic planting guides. For the fisherman, daily best bite times and bite chance ratings will be found. As well as the ski season diary there are 70 district graphs of minimum temperatures mapped against rain estimates to warn farmers well beforehand of winter snows. Ken's sometimes controversial method of predicting weather by the cycles of the moon has attracted a wide following and has an amazingly high strike rate for reliability, as evidenced by the many endorsements from users.
Ken Ring, a former maths teacher, is the author of over 30 books on weather and climate in New Zealand, Australia and UK, including his NZ Weather almanacs produced every year since 1999. He also runs the Predict Weather website and consults to a wide range of local bodies, event organisers and corporates in three countries. For the past five years Ken has been long-range consultant for Channel Seven, Australia's largest TV network, appearing monthly on their prime-time Today Tonight.