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Mid Morning update

As of 10:30am there was little change around the country.  The centre of the low is clearly visible in animated satellite maps and the air pressure is around 985hPa.  That means the low is quite deep and has a clearly defined centre with winds rushing around it.

Wind speeds have increased over Auckland city with average winds over 30km/h and gusts up to 70km/h.  Gales spread across Auckland Harbour, the Hauraki Gulf, parts of Northland’s eastern coastline and over Cape Reinga where winds are remain to average 90km/h with gusts to 120.

From eastern Waikato northwards, and including parts of East Cape, temperatures are up to the 18 degree mark already.  Most other centres around NZ are in the low teen/low double digits.  Dunedin and Southland remain on 6 and 7 degrees.

Rain Tracker

Still very little in the way of rain about.  Light showers here and there across Northland however the first signs of heavier rain are now showing up around the Far North.  It’s patchy and not widespread at this time.



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