A large low that WeatherWatch.co.nz mentioned last week is toady just nicking the northern group of regions in the North Island.
South east breezes, as part of the squash zone between the low in the north east and the high in the south west , have helped melt morning frosts but high cloud, which is fairly thick in places, is now blocking the sun’s heat.
As of 11:50am it was between just 8 and 9 degrees in Auckland. The high for Auckland has been revised down to 11 or 12.
But while northern areas are seeing cloud the rest of New Zealand has a mostly sunny day as the high spreads a ridge over the nation.
Homepage image / Debbie Zillwood
on 11/07/2010 7:19am
No frozen bird bath today 🙂 blackbird bathed as a cool Southerly blew in New Lynn. Cirrus danced about the sky up,down,back and forward as the wind changed direction often. Predominately West/SW winds with East/SE competing with it.
Pretty skies in the East as the sun set. No clouds in the West.
A lovely fine day again.
on 11/07/2010 4:29am
Dawn broke in Puhipuhi Northland with a ground frost and high overcast from the low in the northeast. All day we can see sunlight on the ground off to the west. At midday we had a number of drizzle events from the east coast and the afternoon feels bitter cold. We are right on the shady side of division line between two weather systems.Frozen to the bone from spraying pasture, now thawing out with a whiskey, the day feels much better.
on 11/07/2010 1:13am
Its skirting the sun since dawn though its hazy now.
Sun out till 5 pm then cloudy in winter=Win win situation.
Clear night followed by Cloudy day in winter=Lose Lose situation.