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NZ at a glance

Most of the country at noon was sitting in the low 20s with the exception of Kaikoura, Queenstown and Invercargill on 19 degrees.

Lower Hutt is the hot spot on 26 degrees and Tauranga a very pleasant 25 degrees. 

Northland the windiest spot with a Southwesterly breeze but nothing too excessive.

To the main centres as of midday…

Auckland      23

Hamilton       23

Wellington     23

Christchurch  24

Dunedin         21

Much of New Zealand is again enjoying another summer day and temps could sneak into the 30s in a few inland areas this afternoon.


Andrew on 26/01/2009 7:31am

Hey Phil we topped out at 27.1c

I dont believe there is much water in those showers that are forcaste here tomorrow we may even get nothing at all……. this month we have had only 18mm out of 68mm that is Aucklands average….

Thanks again for all the updates its great


WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2009 7:55am

I tend to agree Andrew regarding the showers at this point and Auckland is well below par for the monthly average rainfall.Thanks for the info!



Derek on 26/01/2009 4:03am

Well here again today Whangarei has another scorcher day, becoming quite ditto weather all this daily sunshine and blue skies, starting to get used to it, wish every summer was like this. Never known it in the 20yrs + I have lived here so its all good for me.

Our sunshine hours must be way up on previous years so will be interesting to see just how much.

Absolutely fantastic weather, really enjoyable and may it last for sometime yet. Winter is far too long.

Spent a day over at the Kai Iwi Lakes near Dargaville, what a place to be on a great weather day, water was like a tepid bath, stunning place.

WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2009 4:10am

Hi Derek,

What a summer it has been and not just confined to one or two places either. A little rain in certain areas that have experienced temps in the 30s for consecutive days wouldn’t go amiss either…enjoy it while it’s here!



SW on 26/01/2009 12:48am

Thats what I say about the SWers they blow like nothing else even with hardly an isobar on the map in the north,there appears to be a heat low over the Taupo region at present looking at the wind roses though.

WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2009 4:12am

Yes it can be frustrating when the wind blows and the maps dont seem to show much evidence of why!.At least its warm!



Andrew on 26/01/2009 12:40am

Its windy from the SW but not a hugely strong breeze and much cooler so far this afternoon its 24.9c at 1 40pm…
I will let you guys know the top temp this afternoon…..


WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2009 4:13am

Thanks Andrew and I see one reading topped 26 degrees in Auckland. What did yours climb to?



Mark Thomas on 26/01/2009 12:26am

It is another very warm fine day here in Christchurch, but the unusual thing is its a 20km/h southerly all day and yet we are still around 24 degrees. It feels more like 28 or 29 though. The dewpoint is currently 15 degrees which is very high for this area. Oxford once again has hit 30 degrees. Sunshine hours as at end of yesterday were at 237.2 hours for CHCH with the average for this stage of January 178 hours so a lot more sunshine than average and a few more added on today as not a cloud in the sky!

WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2009 4:16am

Yes Mark its been another great day in the Canterbury

The Southerly popped up this morning with a few clouds but the temperature or windchill was never particularly cold. Amazing to see grass verges burnt off and we are crying out for rain really in this part of the world and even moreso inland!

Should be cooler tomorrow and hopefully some moisture across the plains. Temperatures might struggle to top 20 along the coast but the warmth will be back soon!



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