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Saturday’s national forecast

Our cold snap is already starting to fade.  Although it many not feel like it just yet.  Temperatures this morning are on the chilly side, to say the least.

Many inland folks are waking up to single digit temperatures.  Some isolated below zero temps wouldn’t be a surprise either.

But, as we go through out the day, that bright January sun will do its job.  We won’t see a huge warm up, but it should feel pretty nice with the warming temps and diminishing winds.

For the North Island, plenty of sunshine is expected.  Breezy southwest winds will ease off for all but Wellington.  The Windy City will likely see moderate to strong northwest winds.  Highs across the island will range from 20 to 25.

The South Island is likely to be a bit more unsettled.  Wet conditions are expected for Southland, the West Coast and Nelson.  Although Nelson may not see any rain until the early afternoon hours.  The rest of the island should remain dry.  Highs are expected to be in the low 20’s for Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury.  Upper teens will be seen across the rest of the island except in Invercargill where highs may not clear 15.


SimonB on 28/01/2012 11:20am

The forecast was slightly off base, with highs of 25 to 28 in much of the eastern SI. Not that unexpected, with the high in the Tasman extending a ridge across the SI and bringing fohn westerlies.

Note you are also picking below average temperatures for the SI this coming week, which is in contrast to the MetService and the models showing a warm NW flow from Monday to around mid-Wednesday. Marlborough and Canterbury should be above average on at least a couple of days. Of course, not so great for the west and south, but then perhaps it’s not a good idea to give a single outlook for the ‘SI’, given the west and east often have diametrically opposed conditions.

sw on 27/01/2012 9:52pm

But also Auckland,no surprises there.

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