Most of the North Island is in the clear today in regards to showers and a small pocket were over or near Northern Waikato/South Auckland regions this morning. Hamilton saw a couple of showers mid morning and appeared to be approaching parts of the western Auckland region.
The South Island this lunchtime see a sou’ west change blowing through Otago and is expected to hit Canterbury this afternoon with a few degrees being sliced off fairly warm highs at the moment.
Christchurch, Ashburton and Timaru should see a drop of about eight to ten degrees before all is said and done.
The Southland province, South Otago and parts of Fiordland have seen some of the wet stuff so far today to varying amounts but as the front heads north it’s already breaking up.
Morer than 90% of the nation though is dry during the middle part of Wednesday and that could remain at that sort of figure for the rest of the day.
Temperatures have moved into the low 20s and some inland areas are rising further due to a nor’ wester picking up in the south ahead of the incoming front.
We’d like to hear from you if you’re seeing reasonable cloud cover and even moreso if showers are in the vicinity.
Summer heat pushed Kiwi’s limits
The long hot summer has brought a bumper crop of exercise-related injuries according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association.
Dr Hayden Thomas, chiropractor and spokesperson for the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association explains: ‘The lovely summer weather has tempted a lot of people outside and some of them are trying to do more than they should physically, without adequate preparation and we are seeing the results.’
Last year the Accident Compensation Corporation paid out almost $9 million for summer-related injuries, with 30,737 people making claims for injuries they sustained doing what Kiwis do best – enjoying the great outdoors.