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Humidity on the rise

Humidity levels across the nation are on the rise reports

In recent days comments have been made to the weather news authority from those in Central Otago talking about humid conditions – very rare from that part of the country – but now all the comments are coming from the North Island. says that tropical depression 01F is drifting into the subtropics away from Fiji and between that and the high over the South Island the humid winds are starting to build.

Humidity levels aren’t extreme but this afternoon in Auckland conditions are starting to get stuffy.

“This is absolutely typical La Nina weather” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.  “We have easterlies, plenty of cloud and increasing humidity”.

He says the ‘feels like’ temperature in Auckland this hour is 26 degrees”.

The “Feels Like” temperature, or humidex reading, is a measurement that takes humidity and temperature combined  to create a new temperature that reflects more accurately what we might be feeling.

Humidity levels in Auckland are currently around 70% but will likely lift tonight closer to 90% says

The weather website is also predicting an overnight low of around 17 degrees in Auckland tonight.


Guest on 30/11/2010 3:31am

is there a thuderstorm watch for masterton , very humid with some big clouds startig to build up?

WW Forecast Team on 30/11/2010 3:58am

No but there is one for Hawkes Bay – in fact there is currently a severe thunderstorm warning in place for inland Hawkes Bay – but a very remote area.  Details below:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for South West of Lake Waikaremoana

These severe thunderstorms are moving towards the southwest.

These thunderstorms are expected to be accompanied by very heavy rain.

Very heavy rain can cause surface and/or flash flooding about streams, gullies and urban areas, and make driving conditions extremely hazardous.


Guest on 30/11/2010 3:59am

interesting thanks , clouds are still buildig and wind picking up here

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