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Poll: Do you care about Xmas weather?

There are only 10 days until Christmas, and at the moment, it’s 50/50 as to what the weather will do on the big day itself.

In the past few years, Christmas Day has been a cracker (well, in the Blenheim area anyway), and most of us are hoping for the sun to shine all through our (short) holidays.

However, with so many people now working right through the break, our guess is that there may be a few grinches willing clouds and rain come the 25th.

So let us have your thoughts in the poll below, and leave a comment about where you’re spending the festive period!


heather on 16/12/2013 1:29am

Just wanted to say we have to laugh…. have been living in the Galatea Valley for a year now (although hubby was raised here) and the temperatures are nothing like what one sees on TV. Most summer temps consistently soar well in the 30’s and already, the same is happening again. Yet, we never see that on TV!

brian on 15/12/2013 10:30am

Hi sorry i meant for chch?

WW Forecast Team on 15/12/2013 6:08pm

Early morning showers clearing then sunny spells increasing with southwesterlies easing, a mostly sunny afternoon and winds may tend northeast. Late high cloud. A high of 15 to 16 degrees.


rachel on 15/12/2013 6:40am

Hi can you tell me why Dunedin is getting so many NorthEasterlies? and we are told light breezes yet wind gusts are generally around 33-40kmp. I didn’t think that was considered light? Thanks


WW Forecast Team on 15/12/2013 10:00pm

Hi Rachel – no 30 to 40 certainly isn’t light! Although the general wind flow may have been light but you may have been in a wind tunnel (possibly?).  Dunedin has had a lot of nor’easters lately due to the large highs in the north.  When these highs move east of NZ it pulls down a humid NE flow that hugs the eastern coastline of both islands.  This pattern has been in place for the past 2 months and will probably ease as we head through January if the highs shift south (which they tend to do).


brian on 15/12/2013 5:12am

Any idea what the weather will do on the 21st as i am hoping to pour new concrete for my driveway…
many thanks

WW Forecast Team on 15/12/2013 9:55am

I’ll take it that you mean for Auckland.

The 21st at this stage is looking dry, anticyclonic weather with southwesterly breezes. Low risk of the odd shower moving in from offshore but it should be dry. Still, things could change as it’s a while away. Keep an eye on the Auckland forecasts.


Guest on 14/12/2013 10:58pm

Any clues on what Xmas day is looking like in Auckland? 🙂

WW Forecast Team on 14/12/2013 11:07pm

Sunny and cloudy spells perhaps with southwesterly breezes, chance of a light shower now and then. But it’s 10 days away mind you so things could well change. If a high in the Tasman Sea pushes in a day earlier it could be more settled, perhaps sunny etc. We’ll see!


Derek on 14/12/2013 9:35pm

Your comment about so many people working now is a sad reflection of the time, when I was a kid everything was closed for 4 days at least and everyone could enjoy the season with family and friends. Today it is one day closed then into massive sales etc, way too comercialsed and results in less and less time to enjoy. No wonder eveyone is stressed out.

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