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Dry weather for most as Spring arrives

Most New Zealanders are in for a good day of weather today with light winds and mostly clear skies – however Hastings, Napier and Gisborne may not be quite so lucky as a low continues to linger off the east coast.

Today is the first day of spring and most main centres should see mostly sunny, calm, weather as higher air pressure squeezes over the country. 

But, the narrow high won’t last long though.

In Southland and the West Coast clouds will move in later today with rain arriving on the Coast by tonight.  Northerlies will build ahead of the front and tomorrow conditions look fairly windy south of about Wellington inland near the ranges.

Rain clouds will head into the North Island tomorrow – but it will be sodden parts of the North Island’s east coast that will see dry, mild, weather tomorrow as the nor’west moves in.

Homepage image / David Hawke



David - New Brighton on 31/08/2010 11:00pm

Well, here in New Brighton , Spring started this year, on the 27th August with temps hitting 17 deg mark on a couple of those days… last year (2009), it decided to annonce its arrival on the 23 August with temps reaching 21 deg C on two days, making it the warmest August on record according to one local weather station in Christchurch….in the North Island, it has been even earlier, judging by temperatures recorded in some east coast towns…and even AK!

…and my daffodils and jonquils, budding rose bushes and blossoming fruit trees, the birds, all confirming that spring has indeed arrived …

…and I planted my main crop of potatoes on the 24th August just to keep in step, … time enough to ‘bandicoot’ a few for Christmas Day- if need be! …8 – D

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