There’s a mixed bag of weather over New Zealand this afternoon as the lacklustre conditions continue.
In the east of the North Island conditions have finally dried out but it’s gloomy and cold from northern Hawkes Bay northwards.
In the South Island’s east coast cloud has moved in but a nor’wester has seen Oamaru jump to 15 degrees this hour. Further north Akaroa has just 7 while Kaikoura has 9. Christchurch and further north Wellington have 11.
Further across the North Island and Hastings has 14 but Napier just 11. Tauranga also has 14 with Whakatane on 15. This time last week Whakatane made it to 18 degrees. The sunny, warmer, weather continues in the Bay of Plenty.
Auckland has hit 13 this hour but it’s Kaikohe that has taken the hot spot with 18 this hour. A freak localised temperature considering neighbouring regions are only on 14 degrees.
Taranaki, Wanganui and Manawatu are mostly hovering around 12 degrees.
Homepage image / Jemma Wells – Te Apiti Windfarm
on 13/07/2010 4:11am
We have been sitting at the park (South East of Auckland) this afternoon in the sun…. the weather station in the next road says top temp of 20.9¬∞C at: 13:47 and I can well believe it as I have caught the sun on my skin…. how come you say top temp of 13 for Auckland? It was really warm out there… no way was it 13…. where was the 13 degrees taken, certainly wasnt over here! :o)
on 13/07/2010 9:54am
that sounds very unlikely, sounds like that weather station does not have a proper radiation shield for its thermo sensor.
I’m in east Auckland too and recorded a high of 12.8 today – pretty much same as the official….felt warmer in the sun but nippy in the shade/wind.