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Cooler start for many

Temperatures as low as 5 degrees have greeted southerners this morning and the heat that mostly affected eastern regions over the weekend has all but disappeared.

A southerly moved up the eastern flank late yesterday and overnight, seeing temperatures plunge by as much as 20 degrees!

Gisborne, Napier and Hastings are on a modest 16 degrees this morning which will give many locals are chance to cool off after yesterdays highs nudged 40 degrees in some areas.

Over the mainland, it’s a chilly start with Wanaka on just 5 degrees and a string of 7, 8 and 9 degrees litter Otago and Southland this morning. Eastern areas are seeing some cloud and temps around the 10-12 degree mark which is about 15 degrees down on this time yesterday morning in Canterbury and Marlborough.

Warmer air is likely to return later in the week for a few regions but here’s hoping it won’t be to the degree of yesterday!



Derek on 1/02/2009 9:12pm

A very nice balmy sort of morning here in Whangarei, drizzly type rain about but a very pleasant atmosphere out there. Not sure of Temp but very comfortable.
Sunday’s cloud dissipated around lunchtime into a cloudless blue sky with temps in the high 20’s, again very beautiful and pleasant conditions.

I have a question in the fact that with the NWesters from OZ creating all that heat over Hawkes Bay/Gisborn way yesterday, how come it missed Northland on the way over and ended up with us getting the SWesters?

Am guessing the wind flow around the top half of the country was being affected by the low down south so getting pushed further North.

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