Today is the final day of the first seven days of March and it seems not a lot has changed in that time frame.
It might be a different story a little over a week from now and for our rural folk particularly let’s hope that’s the case.
Today it could seem like any other day this week and even including the placid front brushing the far south.
Some morning cloudy areas in a number of regions gave way to mostly blue skies and generally the winds have been light to moderate. Auckland once again is heading for the same high of 26 degrees this afternoon as it has done each day this week.We can also put Tauranga and Hamilton in a similar situation as well.
There are one or two exceptions in regards to overhead conditions with a few harmless clouds still over a handful of areas this lunchtime but some sunshine could or should break through this afternoon.
Temperatures are warming up over the Mainland in sheltered areas ahead of the front and the high twenties could be hit this afternoon.
Behind it is a different scenraio with the mercury dipping into the mid teens with thick cloud cover over southern and eastern places with a shower or two.
Invercargill, Gore, Balcutha and Dunedin are seeing cooler temperatures and northern neighbours should see that this evening or overnight. Gore was 20 degrees during the early hours which is about 12 degrees above normal for the time of year before the cooler wind change hit.