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New Zealand is today trapped underneath several high pressure systems which have merged in to one, bringing very little wind and plenty of cloud across the country.

TRN’s Weather Watch Centre says there are between 5 and 7 highs surrounding New Zealand and that means calm weather for at least another 24 to 48 hours. Head weather analyst Philip Duncan says winds are either non-existent or around walking speed in most places. “After the big wintry assault 10 days ago many will be enjoying the tranquility of this week’s weather. The cloud cover is making the mornings warmer although the days possibly feel a little chillier without so much sun”.

Mr Duncan says the windiest town this morning is Hawera where winds are gusting from 10 to 17km/h. “That’s walking to jogging speed…hardly noticeable”.  Even exposed islands and capes around the country are only recording gusts in the 20’s.

A low developing out in the Tasman Sea is set to continue the mild trend. “As this low organises itself off our west coast it will continue to feed northerlies, cloud and moisture across much of the country. That means high temperatures in the east and frost-free mornings for most places”.

Mr Duncan says several soggy days lie ahead for western and northern regions.


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