The weather in Wellington is notoriously unpredictable. It can swing wildly several times in one day. Somtimes winter comes in summer and vice versa. And always it jealously protects its reputation for being windy. In fact, a recent story in the Dominion Post outlined just how difficult national meteorologists find it to accurately forecast the weather. "The problem with forecasting in this country is that the shape is so narrow," said one forecaster. "So anything that comes to us from the north or south can very easily miss us and that's where our biggest storms come from. It's sort of like balancing an egg on a roof – it usually comes down one side or the other, it very rarely comes straight down over the top of us." So I propose they just hanga weather stone, such as the one we recently saw in Rarotonga, out of their windows.