After the recent dry heat, rain is going to be a welcome visitor for many parts of the nation but just how prolonged and significant will it be? Now that’s the $64 000 dollar question!
Cooler conditions swept up the South Island yesterday and some rain is expected over much of the island, however it’s just patchy in some places and there’s a clearance expected in the south today.
Liquid sunshine is predicted for much of the North Island and it should be a little more substantial than their southern counterparts. From Gisborne down to Wairarapa, a little rain is forecast with a southerly petering out and struggling to make it up the coast. Elsewhere, rain may fall off and on with the risk of a few localised downpours and the chance of thunder too.
It’s not that straight forward as the situation is rather messy and it is difficult to forsee what will exactly take place. Some heavy showers here and dry areas there – it really is a complete mish mash!
Temperatures will be cooler along the east and south of the mainland but humid conditions are expected in many other regions, which may make it feel pretty uncomfortable.
Weather Analyst – Richard Green
on 9/02/2009 10:12pm
Very warm and sticky in Auckland last night – my weather station had a constant 23 degrees from 8pm to 5.30am, it dropped a bit between 5.30am and 6.30am to a low of 21.9. Felt really steamy outside!
Currently we have 23.3 degrees with 94% humidity, overcast.
on 9/02/2009 8:49pm
Not alot of sleep last night!!!! TO HOT!!! Electricity bills will be up this month just on fans alone. Currently in Orewa at 9.30am my weather station is saying 22.1 degrees and 87% humidity. Pathetic excuse of rain is evaporating before it hits the ground but did at least manage to wet the ground enough last night for the weeds to grow. Personally I love this weather. (Well truth be known I love all sorts of weather except the wind. Makes me a bit loopy)
on 9/02/2009 8:21pm
Here in Whangarei we have enjoyed some good steady but rain overnight, high humidity accompanying it and mid 20’s temps, so right now it’s hot and very sticky.
Looks like we will enjoy this sort of condition for a few days looking at the satellite map.