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Cooler in the south

Temperatures have fallen considerably overnight and this morning over the South Island as a front brings cool southerly winds with some showers in eastern areas.

A string of 10s and 11s from Invercargill through to Queenstown have been recorded and from Dunedin through to Kaikoura, the thermometer has plunged into the low teens with cloud and some showers falling and a southerly gusting to over 70 kph along the Kaikoura coast.

Aucklanders continue to feel the warmth with 20 degrees but a cooler day is expected overall with the wind freshning from the south and the chance of a shower.

The cooler airflow is expected to envelop most of the country by the end of the day but is expected to be shortlived.

To the main centres…

Auckland         20

Hamilton          18

Wellington        19

Christchurch   15

Dunedin            13



David on 26/01/2009 11:01pm

Hi – looks like the southwester didn’t arrive in Auckland (yet) as we have W-NW breeze and temperature has reached a humid 25.0 already…perhaps the line of showers on the Auckland rain radar heralds the SW change?

WW Forecast Team on 27/01/2009 12:26am

Thanks David and the change has been a little later than expected!

Temperatures are now between 20-22 with a SW wind gusting to 30-40 kph in places.

Michelle on 26/01/2009 10:56pm

I know it is very early, but do you have any ideas on what winter this year may hold? I love winter and can’t wait till it arrives again!

When there is a very hot summer, what is normal after it – if there is a normal?

WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2009 11:08pm

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for your question and it’s a 64,000 dollar one too!

There doesn’t appear to be a ‘normal’ as such following a hot summer and the different El Nino and La Nina phases come and go but we’ll keep you posted as best we can!!



Richard Green

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