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”.
“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 WeatherWatch.co.nz 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