Black and Gold – the sunny weather will remain for a couple more days for some, but the clouds are building. Image / David Hawke
After a chilly few days spring warmth returns today to almost all of New Zealand under a northerly flow that’s developing on the back end of the weekend’s high.
Temperatures in the north, east and south are expected to climb into the late teens this afternoon with some regions even touching 20.
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Cloudy weather will continue to build in the west and will gradually shift north. Aucklanders, who have had three remarkably sunny days, are in for another today however for the first time since Friday a few cloudys areas may develop in to the afternoon as nor’easters slowly move in.
Auckland has had clear skies thanks to the south’east flow – which blocks low cloud from spreading over the city thanks to the Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Kaimai and Coromandel ranges.
A few light frosts are expected this morning around Waikato, inland Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Taupo but frosty weather should clear almost everywhere after tonight as wind and cloud cover increase.
Rain, heavy on the West Coast is still expected by the end of the week however high air pressure over northern New Zealand should means only drizzle or a few light showers are predicted at this stage.
on 8/09/2009 4:50am
Today, the heat in the sun made it feel more like 30C.
It actually got to 22.4C at 2pm this afternoon, which was well off the 17C predicted.
Although i wouldnt have even thought the temperature could get as high as it did today.
Very light NE breeze and unusually low humidity did it i think.
Looking forward to more warm days like these.