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Humidity eases…but not for long

Humidity levels are easing across the upper North Island after weeks of tropical weather however the cooler break from the stifling conditions may only be brief, reports

The weather news authority says a sub-tropical low will push back in to the upper North Island this weekend or Monday returning the humidity and bringing more rain on either Sunday night or Monday.

For the rest of this working week the wind direction for the upper North Island will be from the southerly quarter, meaning much cooler nights and daytime highs that feel more accurate.

Lately the humidex, or ‘feels like’ temperautre, in Auckland and other northern centres has been several degrees above the actual air temperatures making for difficult sleeping with humidex temperatures closer to 30 degrees at midnight, like Monday night.

In the South Island no real change in the current conditions is expected with winds from the west continuing for many, especially in the deep south.  Showers are likely to brush Southland and Coastal Otago with a mix of sunny and cloudy periods elsewhere.

Eastern parts of Canterbury, which climbed into the 40s on Sunday, will remain much cooler for Wednesday in the late teens or early 20s.


Homepage image / File, Sean O’Neil


Guest on 9/02/2011 7:21am

Hello weatherwatch, great website by the way. I see you mention the upper north island getting rain sun/mon. Been looking at metservice and they say only the odd shower. Im near Matamata and a bit more rain would be great to keep the grass boucing well into March, Do you still predict rain and will there be decent amounts?

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