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1pm Update

The forecasts below are prepared independently by the Weather Watch Centre.  
The Weather Watch Centre’s ‘official’ forecast:
Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo:    
  • Monday:  Sunny  and warm – some coastal cloud along the west coast.  Mostly light sou’westers – but they’ll be breezier in Auckland and other regions near the Tasman Sea.  Highs: In the late teens, but cooler around Rotorua/Taupo. 
Gisborne, Napier:  
  • Monday:  Sunny and a much warmer day than yesterday as the winds turn more westerly – Highs around 20.

Wairarapa, Wellington:

  • Monday:  Mostly sunny, northerlies picking up.  Highs: Upper teens.

New Plymouth to Kapiti: 

  • Monday:   Becoming fine, nor’westers picking up.  Highs: around 17.
  • Monday:  Sunny and warm – high now likely in the lower 20s.
Kaikoura, Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton:
  • Monday: Sunny and warmer with nor’westers picking up.  NEW HIGHS:  The nor’wester has picked up earlier than we first thought – highs now ranging from 22 to 25, however Kaikoura is still cooler on 14 and may not reach 20 as the wind still remains from the North East.(as of 1pm).
Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown:  
  • Monday:  Mostly sunny, warm nor’westers. Highs:  In the mid teens but into the lower 20s possibly for Dunedin and Central Otago.

West Coast.

  • Monday:  Partly fine weather – west to north west winds. HIGH:  Around 14 or 15.
If you have comments or questions, please get in touch with us!



Guest on 13/10/2010 7:31am

How about Labour weekend weather instead of Labour Day weather?

WW Forecast Team on 13/10/2010 8:01am

This forecast is from 2008.  We’ll have our first Labour Weekend forecast out on Friday.



Guest on 26/10/2008 9:20pm

Looks like Temperatures for the east coast of SI will be warmer than expected. I’d expect Chch to get to atleast low twenties, Oamaru is already on twenty at 10a.m.

WW Forecast Team on 26/10/2008 9:57pm

Yep, we’ve just updated the forecast and have put the highs for Canterbury as "Around 20"…it’s a bit patchy at the moment as those warm winds haven’t reached everyone.  20, as you say, in Oamaru but only 13 in Kakoura.  Should spread to most places this afternoon.  Could see some high temps over the next few days in the South Island’s east coast as that nor’wester really cranks up.  Thanks for your update!

Philip Duncan

kerry on 26/10/2008 6:04pm

Have noticed that you have been forcasting for the Bay of Islands, and there has been no mention of Kaitaia (not that we have the same weather as there) but it is closer than Bay of Islands. You do mention Invercargil which is at the other end, so can we get a wee mention next time And I do look in twice a day and have done so since you started.

Regards Kerry

WW Forecast Team on 26/10/2008 10:01pm

Whoops!  An oversight on our behalf, I apologise!!  As someone who regularly camps at Tauranga Bay I should’ve known better than to exclude you from the Labour Weekend forecast!  Have added Kaitaia in on our 11am update…   the weather should be pretty similar from Kaitaia to Whangarei today.  Your temp might be a little higher than Kaitaia (bit more sheltered from the SW wind)…Coopers Beach should be stunning today, wish I was there. 

Cheers (and apologies!)

Philip Duncan

SW on 25/10/2008 1:33am

SW Much Windier (since 1pm) here than yesterday but the sun has started to shine,in comparison pales yesterdays NE.

WW Forecast Team on 25/10/2008 3:43am

Yep winds are very close to gale force around Auckland now – not especially gusty either, just a strong solid wind hovering between 40km/h and 60km/h with gusts only a little higher.

Gusty southerly in Queenstown – just 7 degrees there with gusts to 70km/h.  That southerly has now moved into the lower North Island and will get colder over the next 12 hours.  West to SW winds still over the upper North Island but they’ll turn more southerly in the next 12 to 18 hours.

weather-nut on 25/10/2008 9:11pm

If you’re talking about Auckland, then anyone who’s be following the ‘Coastal Classic’ yacht race would know that on Friday evening the average max NE winds in the Waitemata Harbour (not the Gulf) were up to around 50 km/h. Whereas on Saturday evening, the average SW winds were up to around 55 km/h.

Similar story at Auckland Airport in the Sth, where hourly readings show that on Friday afternoon max average NE winds were 37 km/h (gusts to 65 km/h), whereas on Saturday evening, max average SW winds were 43 km/h (gusts to 61 km/h).

So I would hardly say that Friday’s NE winds ‘paled’ in comparison to Saturday’s SW winds?

SW on 26/10/2008 8:05pm

Here in South Auckland if theres a high pressure in the tasman (especially when its NW of Cape Reianga) the wind never stops blowing even at night.Yesterday as well it blew nonstop but eased right back on the southerly change in the late afternoon.Even during Julys weather bomb though the NW was very gusty at times it never had the constant high speed of the common spring south westerlies like this weekend.Often here the NE comes in gusts when the warm front often close by associated with these but it dies back quickly inbetween and isnt nearly so annoying/persistant like a SWer.

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