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Nation enveloped by humidity

Moist, warm and humid air covered much of the country today with some very warm temperatures recorded in many centres and tonight appears just as sticky for many.

Humidity levels were at 80% or higher for much of the country today and tonight northern and central regions will again suffer the sweaty stuff.

Temperatures in the far north will struggle to dip below the low 20s yet again and further south it might not be so muggy but the humid air will still be obvious.

Weather Analyst Richard Green said that rain had an impact on much of the north and east of the mainland today. “We don’t often get the humidity like our northern neighbours but before the rain arrived this morning, the air was quite oppressive. It’s been a dry spell recently for farmers in the east so the rain has been welcome”.

Today temperatures of 33 degrees were recorded in Palmerston North and Masterton while Gisborne chimed in with 32 and Wanganui and Levin recorded temperatures of a stuffy 31 degrees. Wellington also gets a mention but it just failed to hit the 30 degree mark.

The Pakistani players playing against the Black Caps at the Basin Reserve felt more at home in the steamy conditions however tomorrow may not be quite so humid for the last days play..




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