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Anticyclonic gloom moves in

Gloomy cloud trapped under the influence of the anticyclone currently over us has moved onto western and central areas of the North Island today north of Taranaki, it’s mainly dry although there perhaps is a small risk of a shower on western coastlines. Other areas around the North Island look to be experiencing sunny weather, Northland is currently getting the warmest temperatures with high’s in the mid teens.

The South Island is doing quite well today and matching Northland’s temperatures in some areas. The cloudiest place being Fiordland where there might be a few drizzle patches this afternoon with westerly breezes.

I’m quite happy here in Christchurch today where the mercury is hitting 14 degrees in some places around town which is nice after the frosts we had overnight, and there is no pesky northeasterly breezes either. It’s more of a light northerly about town today. Timaru is even beating us with 15 degrees currently, Ashburton is on 14 degrees although looks to of hit 15 an hour ago.

Most other place around the South Island look to be hitting 12 or 13 degrees so that’s not bad for a winters day.

Homepage image / Zelda Wynn

By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz

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