The largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere kicks off today – the annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek near Hamilton. This morning it was 18 degrees warmer across Waikato than this time last week, with 14 degrees at 7am.
Across New Zealand this morning it’s been warmer. 15s and 16s are common place from Waikato northwards with a band of heavy showers over Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty.
A clearance is expected this afternoon but showers will redevelop again overnight with some heavy falls expected across northern and western New Zealand over the next 3 days.
It’s cold in the South Island this morning…just 5 in Dunedin at 11am, 6 in Timaru and still near zero in parts of Central Otago.
The weather this year doesn’t look as kind as previous years with rain and heavy showers making things wet under foot.
However unlike other years the weather will be warmer with winds coming from the north for four day event. Daytime highs should be around 14 or 15 degrees most days with temperatures only dipping to around 9 or 10 at night…far warmer than this time last week when it was falling to -4 and -5.
Thursday night and Friday morning will perhaps be the wettest period with sunny weather arriving today along with warm northerlies and some heavy showers.
Check the Weather Watch Centre for further weather updates this week on Mystery Creek’s weather.
For more info check out www.fieldays.co.nz