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And now back to summer, but for how long?

After brutal weather conditions in some parts of New Zealand yesterday today will see conditions quickly moving back to summer.

While temperatures will be down just a little, sunnier skies are predicted for most regions with little to no rain.

Winds are also going to ease.

However a link into rain soaked Queensland may see humid and wet weather returning to northern New Zealand tomorrow.

MetService is predicting rain will move back in to northern New Zealand later tomorrow or on Friday but the latest data used by shows just a 30% chance for Auckland – but jumping dramatically to 90% for regions north of Whangarei. 

Either way conditions appear to be borderline between sunny and wet as 2010 draws to an end for northern New Zealand (north of Waikato/BOP).

Meanwhile Queensland is facing more major flooding and evacuations today.

Torrential rain, from former Tropical Cyclone Tasha, has seen entire towns cut off and mass evacuations by helicopter.

The flooding is the worst some have seen in their lifetimes.

The flooding is related to La Nina, which has produced warmer than average sea temperatures east of Australia.  Australia’s BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) predicted a wetter than average summer for Queensland.

It’s this wetter than average weather that NIWA still predicts for nothern New Zealand.


Glenda on 28/12/2010 9:30pm

Northland seems to be under the influence of a tropical conduit back to Queensland for the past 10 days. Any chance of that being broken later this week. The cloud and humidity is becoming a pain.

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