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100% Pure Humidity

Humidity levels are currently 99% or 100% in parts of Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and many places in between.

This explains fog, low cloud and dampness – also the frizz factor with hair for those who notice!

If you’re not a fan of humidity, you may want to ignore’s forecast for next week as the remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie come our way and the sub-tropics open back up.

The sun should burn off the low cloud and fog in many places as the day goes on and humidity levels should lower into the afternoon.

Generally speaking Thursday is a drier, sunnier, day over the country.

Humidity levels do hit 100% from time to time, but it’s unusual to see all main centres from south to north with the same readings at the same time.

100% humidity means the air is saturated – so, like a wet sponge, it can’t absorb more moisture. This is why when you sweat, the air doesn’t dry you gradually, you stay sticky/wet and as many of you say “feeling yuck”.



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