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It’s been a funny old start to the week with the forecast for Auckland northwards yesterday as “sunny”, when in real life it rained all day!  That was thanks to a very disorganised front lying over Northland…that was supposed to stay in Northland but instead decided to head south to Auckland.  And again today we’re watching closely to see if the rain band over Northland dips back towards Auckland…my gut instinct says it might but it wont be anywhere near as wet as yesterday.  Perhaps the city of sails should rebrand it’s expensive new triangle logo into an umbrella logo seeing as La Nina is here (more humid, wet days this summer).  In fact, so much rain has fallen in Auckland over the past 48 hours that a Speed Camera Van on Auckland’s Nor’Western Motorway had to be towed off the grass last night after it became stuck in mud at Water View.  Certainly made me laugh… wonder how many speed camera photos it took to pay for the tow truck to tow it out?
But not only was it damp in Auckland yesterday but gee it was blimmin cold.  Temperatures hovered around a wintry 12 degrees for much of the day… in fact it was just 11deg at 12noon.  Luckily there was no wind to accompany it.
To Eastern areas and those in Hawke’s Bay.  Finally high pressure is building over the area and it’s probably been some sort of Spring 07 record that there have been no gales…well…for  the past 24 hours anyway!  Guy Fawkes night saw gusts to gale force…but today should be calm and warmer. 
In the South Island a very weak front will snap in half as it moves up the South Alps…delivering some cloud and an isolated shower or two.  The cooler south west flow will continue this week with another weak front moving up the Mainland on Thursday afternoon.
So there we have it…an unusual week weatherwise but isn’t it nice not to have those gale force winds around!?   And Wellington, although some breezy northerlies today, you can relax in the fact that light winds are in store for the rest of the week.



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