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Auckland’s pale blue sky explained

Bob McDavitt, MetService weather ambassador, has kindly helped explain why the skies over Auckland are hazy today.

“It’s scudded” he says.  “The haze is probably salt-haze drifting off the wild Tasman Sea”.

Rough day at Muriwai Beach

“There are ice-cream castles in the air and they are all on the move.  Also some blue bits. It fits Auckland’s colours : blue and white”.

Photos sent in to clearly show the rough seas along Auckland’s west coast.

Winds have been gusting to 120km/h on the open waters, sending sea spray into the sky.


Above image: Gales, severe at times, blow in huge seas at Murawai Beach on Auckland’s west coast.  Photo / Paul Burnett


Sarah B on 21/09/2010 7:41am

It was a bit weird, I was at Omana Beach this afternoon looking across the sea to Auckland and the clouds were the same colour as the sea… was hard to tell them apart… pretty colour though! :o)

David - New Brighton on 21/09/2010 4:31am

…the colors are just right…. 8 – ]

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