The weather has been incredibly changeable lately with heavy rain, thunderstorms, heat, low cloud, high cloud and heat.
WeatherWatch.co.nz has received these three photos from Canterbury to Waikato to Auckland – summing up the weather in photos over the past week.
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Hot, humid, and wet: Auckland CBD at 11:25am on 17 December 2010. Image / MandenoMoments.com
Some awesome clouds building up looking out west towards Mt.Pirongia from Rukuhia taken at 2.45pm Dec 18th. Image / Debbie Zillwood
Stratocumulus and cumulus clouds gather above Port Hills in convective air currents from a fresh to strong moist northeastery. The mid-afternoon temperature was around 22 – 25 Deg C in a mostly clear sky on Dec 11. Image / Peter Shone.
on 19/12/2010 9:15am
I used to think that only a pure Nor-wester could generate those sort of temps (32-35) too, but
I’m sure in the last couple of years we have had the odd v. light NE breezes with a Northerly feeding above and temps getting up to mid 30’s.
I recall an unofficial recording of 40 in Darfield in such conditions, which I think is theoretically possible when the sun is so intense in Dec/Jan high and light winds influenced by resultant ground heating ?
unofficially our part of town got to 35c for a bit yesterday – it was a ripper.
on 18/12/2010 10:11pm
I think you meant the mid-afternoon temperature was 32-35 for the Christchurch photograph? It was 25 degrees before 9 a.m, beautiful day! 🙂
on 18/12/2010 11:21pm
The problem with the chch photo is that it is not stated what day it was taken.
I know from personal experience that in Chch, the temp never gets up to 35 deg when a moist north-easterly is blowing, as mentioned in the caption. It takes a dry norwester to get the temperature that high. Also, the clouds in the photo do not look like a normal cloud pattern for a norwester.
The Auckland photo is dated Friday, the Waikato photo is dated Saturday. My guess is that the Chch photo was taken on Thursday or Friday.
on 18/12/2010 11:27pm
Our apologies, it was taken on Dec 11. Have added to the story and clarified these are images taken from the past week or so.
on 19/12/2010 4:05am
However, on 4th & 5th of February 1973, there were NE seabreezes both days and the airport reached 33.4C and 33.6C. Don’t have the Gardens figures to hand.