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Cold Sunday in the east and south

Weather conditions in the far east and the deep south are proving to be cold and gloomy for a number of main centres this afternoon.

A low, well east of New Zealand, is continuing to fuel cold southerlies and low cloud across the North Island’s east coast, while southerlies from the Southern Ocean push into Southland and eastern parts of the South Island.

As of 1:30pm it was just 10 degrees on the Mahia Peninsula, between Gisborne and Wairoa.  Wellington, Napier, Hastings and Gisborne are all on 14 degrees this hour.

In the South Island Gore has just 10 degrees while Invercargill, Dunedin and Kaikoura all have 12.  It’s 11 in Akaroa on the far eastern side of Banks Peninsula but Christchurch is quite a bit warmer on 16 degrees.

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Guest on 7/11/2010 4:04am

I didn’t find it cold/gloomy here. My reading of 17 made it a rather pleasant Sunday, especially this afternoon.

WW Forecast Team on 7/11/2010 4:20am

Hi there – thanks for the update!  Whereabouts are you located?


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Guest on 7/11/2010 4:33am

Invercargill. Meh, I never take too much notice of the airport temp – it’s always cooler out there!

RW on 7/11/2010 5:01am

Decades of overlap records showed that In’gill Aero is only on average about 0.6C cooler than a good town site. What some PWSs not set up properly might show is another matter.

Guest on 7/11/2010 9:35pm

I’ve been out there often enough to know that there’s a distinct difference in temp – a lot more than your records say. I’m sure there are plenty of other official weather stations that have been moved for that very reason. As for mine, it’s permanently in the shade away from anything that will boost the temp abnormally so unless it goes haywire, I’ll believe mine over the AWS at the airport! Oh, and as of right now, it’s ‘officially’ 13.3 at the airport and my reading is 14.6. I might add that it’s a gorgeous one in the deep south today. Have a nice day, RW.

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