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Morning temps on the cool side

Only 6 degrees separates the country this morning but temperatures are a tad on the nippy side.

18 seems to be a popular figure amongst a few northern North Island centres and 12 degrees is where we’ll find the likes of Kaikoura and Gore.

Temperatures are set to warm up in the deep south as northerlies start to kick in ahead of the next system coming in off the Tasman sea, which is set to deliver rain or showers over much of the countryduring the next 24-48 hours.

Main centres

Auckland 18

Hamilton 14

Tauranga 17

Wellington 14

Christchurch 13

Dunedin 14


Mark on 13/01/2010 3:44am

Why is it that NZ is getting so many southerlies or south westerlies whilst Australia is getting northerlies? In other words, we always seem to get the highs to the west of the coutry instead of to our east – why? The temperatures are pretty feeble at the moment – 21 to 22 C is spring not summer!

WW Forecast Team on 13/01/2010 4:01am

Hi Mark,

Very typical El Nino set up…where highs favour formation over the Tasman Sea rather than over NZ or east of us.  So yep, the left hand side of the high brings those spectacular 45 degree temps to Aussie but the lower right hand side brings NZ these somewhat "miserable" southerlies and sou’westerlies.  Possibly an end in sight by next week…will keep you posted!

Philip Duncan

Delwyn on 12/01/2010 10:41pm

Hi, I have just looked at the next 7 days “rain forcast” at the met service and there looks like a bit of rain due after wednesday/Thursday next week.
The Coromandel is getting a bit dry.
Do you have anymore info on this and where the rain, if it does where will it make land fall??
Thank you.

WW Forecast Team on 13/01/2010 2:00am

We have low to moderate confidence of showers moving in from the west next week (doesn’t really favour eastern Coromandel though) however we have moderate to high confidence of rain on Thursday.    Has the potential to be a good rainmaker if the low that brings it, moves into the central Tasman Sea.  Watch this space!


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