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North Island sizzles as summer heat comes out

Temperatures are high right across the North Islandtoday as summer’s heat sets in.  In Kaikohe and Whangarei it’s 26 degrees with 25 in Auckland., which is the only weather organisation in New Zealand to use the humidex, says the temperature in Auckland currently feels like 31.  Humidity levels are currently between 65 and 70%.

Sun RingWhile the temperature isn’t as hot in Hamilton, with 21, humidity is higher around 88%.  The humidex reading for Hamilton is around 27 degrees this hour however across the Waikato other centres are recording higher temperatures towards the mid 20s.

In Gisborne it’s 30 degrees this hour and 27 in both Hastings and Napier.    Palmerston North has 24 and Wellington 19.  

A northerly coming off the Tasman Sea has New Plymouth only on 18 but it’s 21 inland at Hawera.

However in the South Island the winds are yet to shift to the warmer north west direction with Christchurch under cloudy skies and cool nor’easter.  The temperature is 15 with Akaroa only on 13.

Dunedin has 19 and Wanaka is the warmest South Island spot on 21.

Image / Debbie Zillwood



David New Brighton on 11/12/2009 4:15am

….shud read ….currently 19 deg C after max of 22 deg….8 – ]

David New Brighton on 11/12/2009 4:14am

…currently 22 deg with a v. light easterly, after our max of 22 deg earlier; overcast, high / middle cloud and quite pleasant…..other parts of the city reached 22 deg as well, I noticed….

CHDAVIS-NZ on 11/12/2009 4:03am

It has been and awfully tropical day here, hot and humid.. though right now it is comfortable in the shade and that breeze is most refreshing *thumbs up*

Off topic ( I know ) erm… are we going to get some much needed rain over the weekend especially in places north of Whangarei? the earth really needs the rains, incredibly dry here.

sw on 11/12/2009 5:12am

Doesnt look much, a few showers about from weak fronts early in the week,a dry SW reigeme again all next week.

Guest on 11/12/2009 2:15am

Hawera is actually only a very short distance from the sea: parts of New Plymouth are more “inland” than Hawera.

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