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Cool Timelapse Video: Rare sea fog engulfs Piha

This fantastic video was made by Paul Greenland from – the video is sped up to show the fog quickly spreading across Piha and eventually engulfing the beach and village.  Thanks for sending in to us Paul!

Afternoon sea fog is very rare in Auckland and is created when moist warm air is cooled to saturation point by travelling over cooler sea – most common in Spring. 

In September 2009 this happened in Auckland on the other coast – click here to read that story.


Jeremy on 29/08/2011 5:32pm

interesting.  would be good to know what the weather conditions were that day, like wind direction, air temperature.  was this on a warm NW air stream pre-front??

WW Forecast Team on 29/08/2011 8:59pm

Hi Jeremy
From memory there were light winds drifting in from the west or north west, air temp was 16 to 19 degrees around Auckand…sea temp is roughly around 12. 

– WW

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