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Settled Sunday for most, but wind/rain coming

Conditions today are expected to be settled across much of New Zealand but make the most of it, tomorrow a low in the Southern Ocean will start to impact our weather.

Yesterday sunny skies in the upper North Island again brought above average temperatures with parts of Northland and the Bay of Plenty again hitting the 18 degree mark, while Auckland, Whangarei and Tauranga all reached 17.  New Plymouth climbed to 16.

The weather wasn’t so mild in other regions with Hawkes Bay only climbing to 12 and in the South Island Christchurch only made it to 10 degrees while Timaru had 9.

But tomorrow a warmer nor’wester will move up with the South Island and by Tuesday all of New Zealand will be under the westerly flow.  That should help boost temperatures in the east but may slightly drop temperatures in the west.

Overnight lows should jump up in most places from Monday through to Thursday with the windier weather, as a deep low well south of New Zealand rolls by.

Conditions todsay aren’t expected to be as sunny in Auckland and other western areas as cloud and possibly a few showers track eastwards off the Tasman Sea.

Homepage image:  Tauranga sunset by the sulphur point boat ramp / Taylor Shea


Craig on 24/07/2010 8:26pm

Any predictions for the Taupo half marathon next sunday 1st Aug? Doesn’t look too good to me??

sw on 24/07/2010 10:05pm

At this stage some (ecmwf) indicate a NW flow with showers/rain for Taupo others arn’t that far ahead yet,could change but looks generally it will be westerly with precipitation of some kind,anyway you wouldnt want it too hot for a marathon.

Craig on 25/07/2010 7:02am

No, a cool day is of no concern (in fact will be welcomed) but 21km is a long way to run in sodden shoes!

sw on 24/07/2010 7:30pm

Classic morning that Auckland achieves,moon all night,wringing wet house,1st time having to start the fire so early in the day this year,cloud creeping in exactly at dawn,so many down aspects of the “SW effect”

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