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So, now what?

The storm that brought down trees, caused flooding, cut power and cancelled a number of large outdoor events will continue to deepen today but will finally move away from New Zealand.

By noon the low should be passing over the middle of the South Island and by afternoon will lie off the Otago/Canterbury coast heading south west. 

Behind the low are areas of shower activity, some may be heavy along the west coast, while places east of any main ranges will have a chance to dry out.  Warm to hot nor’westers should move in to a number of areas.

Gusty nor’westers will affect Canterbury bumping temperatures into the late 20s.  Further north and places like Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay should also see temperatures in the late 20s – coupled with high humidity temperatures will feel more like the 30 or the lower 30s in the north.

Western areas of the North Island from Kapiti to Taranaki are likely to see westerlies picking up and a few showers.

A high will spread in from the Tasman Sea on Monday bringing a clearance in the weather however a few rogue showers are likely to continue in the south. 

By the end of the week another low in the north may be ready to move in again – more proof that the La Nina weather pattern is certainly taking control.

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What’s it like where you are today?  Post a comment below!


Diana on 1/03/2009 8:22am

Seen enough rain for a while. It was terrible in Napier at Mission Concert. (Which was cancelled for public safety far too late in the day, they knew this storm was going to hit) the rain was torrential although, not too windy.

I guess summer had to go out with a bang and it sure did that! Feilding had little rain, no wind Palmerston North was affected more. We have another storm bearing down on us again next weekend 🙁 and as our waters get warmer so will we get preditors such snakes and other prey on our shores.

Derek on 28/02/2009 8:53pm

After a clear night in Whangarei today has dawned with sunshine and blue sky, lots of moisture in the air giving us a humidity around 73%.
It’s looking at this stage to be a great day with the temp slowly edging up from around a low of 13.

Am not happy about another one forming for next week though, had enough for now and would like to enjoy the roll into autumn being a good one.

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