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It’s set to be another windy, showery day over the top half of New Zealand today as the third low in a week moves through. The storm, which didn’t live up to its hype, is currently moving through central New Zealand and will move off shore and out into the Pacific Ocean after noon.

Winds in exposed areas reached high speeds during localised squalls with gusts around coastal Auckland reaching 130km/h (Hauraki Gulf).

The Weather Watch Centre says the back end of the low will affect the South Island later today and during Monday with showers and sou’westers.

Temperatures are expected to remain low south of Christchurch, where for a number of weeks many towns and cities have struggled to make double digits.

And if you’ve been find all the rain and wind a bit depressing, there’s some good news. The Weather Watch Centre is predicting clearer skies and showers drying up across most places north of Christchurch for Tuesday and Wednesday.

But the Centre does say we’re not out of the woods yet with more low pressure expected to develop in the Tasman Sea later in the week.


Föehn on 3/08/2008 2:12am

Happy to say, Papakura has only had 20mm of rain in the latest cold front to pass, in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday.
Nice patches of sunshine to enjoy today, for some much needed vitamin D.

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