Yesterday the winds weren’t as boisterous as predicted on the whole and today there’s a little reprieve in the south but northern areas might still get a blow this morning although tomorrow and Saturday is looking windy almost everywhere.
Temperatures are likely to climb well into the 20s and maybe top 30 in one or 2 instances as hot dry nor’ westers push the mercury up from Gisborne down to North Otago tomorrow however today in those regions temperatures should still be warm once any cloud or light rain clear away this morning minus the wind hopefully.
Elsewhere the picture today looks brighter as the day progresses for almost all areas but tomorrow when the winds swing back in from the north west across the Mainland and cloud and drizzly rain is likely to build again along the West Coast with possibly some lighter falls in the deep south.
The intensity of the winds is often a difficult one to predict and sometimes gusts can roar in and then for a period of time the winds are much gentler before the next gust rolls through.
Gusts can also be much more difficult when outdoors and having to endure them when a peak gust rolls in can take some people by surprise and see them ending up in positions that they may not have planned!.
These winds should slowly back down after the weekend but there are still likely to be spells of heavy winds from time to time.
on 23/11/2011 7:40pm
Although this isn’t directly related to your story i’ve been overseas for a bit and I believe the metservice are now providing 15min rain radar updates… Was the voice of the weather watch supporters finally heard?
If so I think the Metservice deserve a bit of credit here as it would have taken a bit of time and money to update their site 🙂
Of course I could have accidentally found a paid site but regardless it looks pretty smooth….
on 23/11/2011 8:15pm
We think it’s fantastic – and will be issuing a press statement later today. We’re waiting to speak to someone at MetService, although no luck so far.