Tomorrow is Halloween and while New Zealand isn’t the best place to celebrate the scary day (due to it staying sunny well into the evening) the forecast certainly looks like a mixed bag of weather, with howling winds, scary sunlight and creepy clouds.
The roughest weather will be in central New Zealand where strong to possibly gale force winds will blow through Wellington. Along with the strong winds will be rain, which will clear into the evening.
Christchurch is likely to see a southerly change with a few heavy showers while Dunedin will have similar weather arriving a few hours earlier, in the afternoon.
For northern centres – such as Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga etc – expect a few showers here and there with brisk nor’westers.
Most centres wont be cold – although the southerly change heading into the South Island on Thursday will certainly be cooler.
– Image / Mount Parahaki, Whangarei / Photo Karl Leathley
on 29/10/2013 10:26pm
Love the spooky forecast!
on 30/10/2013 1:41am
I can never understand the advent of Halloween in NZ, seems to have stemed from the Red Shed one year looking to increase sales and growth.
When I was young this thing just wasn’t in our heads.
But maybe I’m just a grumpy bugga!!
Anyway I hope the weather is not too spooky and scary!!
on 30/10/2013 6:08am
Haha – yep it didn’t exist when I was a kid. I have relatives in Canada and I love it over there, it’s really quite something. But here in New Zealand I find it a little strange watching trick or treating with the sun shining brightly! Still, like it not a lot of kids love it so we’ll probably put out a special tacky Halloween forecast tomorrow! 🙂