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Sunnier weekend on the way for many

Sunnier weather should greet many New Zealanders this weekend – despite more cloud being in the forecast.  The six main centres are likely to have a mix of sunny and cloudy periods but eastern and central areas could prove to be quite sunny.

Auckland has more cloudy spells coming in from the west, but for this final weekend of July the sun should come out a few more times than it did last weekend as breezes tilt more southerly. Highs still get up to around the mid teens though and overnight lows a little cooler on 6 or 7.

Hamilton has a similar forecast with highs around 14 degrees and overnight lows dropping down to about 4.

Tauranga can expect a stunning weekend.  Some morning cloud possible on Sunday but highs both days should be around 16 with lows around 5.

In Wellington northerly winds will keep your overnight lows well above average, dropping to only around 7 or 8 degrees at night and warming up to 13 degrees under mostly sunny conditions. A few clouds possible too.

Christchurch has a mostly sunny weekend on the way, just a little bit of high cloud possible on Saturday.  While the overnight lows drop to 2 degrees the daytime highs climb up to a mild 14 or 15 degrees.

Dunedin shares similar temperatures to Wellington with highs around 13 and lows around 7.  The warm overnight lows are caused by westerly winds.


– Homepage image / David Shone



sw on 25/07/2013 9:51pm

Many SW days this winter keeping it mild at night,no frosts this year though it be worse this pattern over spring or summer,the anticyclonic gloom days last week wouldve been SW gale days in the afternoons though somewhat sunnier then.

Andrew on 25/07/2013 7:26pm

This must be one of the mildest July’s for quite some time. It’s unusual to have clear calm nights in the South Island in July without a decent frost. It’s been couple of weeks since there was any decent seasonal cold. Now it’s more like September with this SW flow.
The media will have their ‘School Holiday Misery’ articles ready but are unable to print them!

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