I have been following our winters here in Lower Hutt and a measure of warming temperature has been that in previous years measured temperatures have been up to 4 degrees Celsius above reported average maximum temperatures.
This year, apart from the odd cold patch, we have had weeks of overcast weather with no sun where the temperatures have been much higher than in years gone by.
Unlike people who who base their perceptions on what they are feeling (“the sun’s not shining, it’s damp so we are having a cold winter I have actual measurements to back up my perceptions.
This year, our magnolia tree lost its leaves about 2 weeks ago and already (before the shortest day) the north-facing part of the tree has come into flower.
People’s normalcy bias is so extreme they think this is OK.
Here is my report from 2019