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9:30am Update

It’s a cool, grey, morning across northern New Zealand today as the back end of yesterday’s low moves through, meanwhile a cold, crisp and clear day in the south.

Auckland and Hamilton have cooled significantly with dull skies and only 12 degrees.  Whangarei’s warmer on 16 this hour.

Strong easterly winds are blasting Cape Reinga with gusts to 85km/h with winds turning more southerly the further south you go.  Winds are near gale force out on the Hauraki Gulf.

At Hicks Bay, north of Gisborne, gale force southerlies are gusting to 95km/h.

Blustery conditions are also being felt on the other side of the island with a southerly gusting to 55km/h in New Plymouth.

It was a cold start in Levin this morning, just 2 degrees last hour but that’s climbed to 9 degrees this hour.

Wellington has a brisk southerly and 11 degrees.

In the South Island Christchurch remains chilly on 5 degrees and Dunedin and Invercargill are still only on zero.

The coldest centre in the country is Gore on -1.

The warmest centre is Whangarei on 16, with 17 at Cape Reinga.

The wettest region is Coromandel Peninsula.

The windiest is Hicks Bay in East Cape with average winds of 67km/h.

The calmest spots are Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch and Levin with no wind at all.



Derek on 21/04/2009 2:09am

Whangarei was as you said on 16 this morning, now at 2pm it is still only 16 according to my weather station, it is still quite grey with occasional light drizzle and little wind.

My barometer is definately moving upwards at 1013mB from down at 999mB last evening. Hopefully this may mean your predictions that the 2nd low will be kept in the Tasman as correct.

A fine Anzac Day morning would be appreciated by all those early risers.

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