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‘Anticyclonic gloom’ covers Auckland

The weather has been stunning in our largest city this week – however today conditions have changed due to what is known as “anticyclonic gloom”.

“It’s fairly normal to see gloomy conditions, particularly at the end of a high pressure system, spread into places like Auckland” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.  “High pressure systems are like pressure cookers – pushing down against the surface, so often low cloud gets trapped under it”.

Mr Duncan says the air flow will start turning more northerly as the high departs to the east.  “This often taps in to slightly more humid conditions and the gentle air flow comes right off the Tasman bringing this low cloud and possibly even a light coastal shower”.

Clear skies are expected to return next week to Auckland says


Homepage image / Zelda Wynn


karamu49 on 6/10/2010 11:21am

sad looking face covers the tasman and NZ
Coolish at 5degs here in the Mamaku’s, clear skies baro 1029 and no wind to speak of.

Guest on 6/10/2010 6:52am

We do seem to have an awful lot of this “gloom” type weather in Auckland…

Zelda Wynn on 6/10/2010 1:43am

Silver skies and a sprinkling of rain late this morning. Trees are sprouting new leaves furiously,
Peach trees in full blossom. apple trees have first blossoms showing,birds bathing, and a gentle breeze blows.
Birds nesting well.
Life is good

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