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The confusing season continues


As of noon today, most of New Zealand had warmed up to around 20 degrees.  There were a few exceptions like Taupo, Invercargill and Hokitika with temperatures in the mid teens.  So even thought it was a chilly start to the day, many folks are rebounding nicely.
Most visitors said that things were decidedly un-summer-like this morning.
Kelly Brake of Rotorua said that “kids have had winter pjs and their dressing gowns on…”.  Helen Davies said the whilst they didn’t need the extra blankets, “it certainly feels like autumn in a morning”
Victoria Spence really summed it up well, “I should be heating up hot cross buns. I am deeply seasonally confused. Coromandel clear and crisp, April-esque.”
Now even though tonight won’t be as cold as last night, there will still be an added chill in the air.
Tomorrow, much of the South Island will have a fairly weak shot of cooler air to deal with as well as the threat for rain.  That will keep things from getting quite summer-like again.  Highs tomorrow may not make it out of the teens in Ivercargill, Queenstown and Greymouth.  The same area could see rain for much of the day.  Nelson, Blenheim, Christchurch and Dunedin will likely see rain chances hold off until mid to late afternoon.
The North Island will be in for a cracker of a day tomorrow.  Lots of sunshine and highs well into the 20’s.  The only exception will be the southern coast of of the Island, including Wellington.  Highs should be around 20 and a few showers may pop up during the afternoon.



Sue on 28/01/2012 6:48am

Okay I go along with everyone that it feels more like autumn. The leaves changing colour on some of the trees, the lack of cicadas and the cold weather tells me that too. If this is summer what is winter going to be like…..

sw on 28/01/2012 4:55am

Don’t think so,a weak trough is passing to the east tomorrow and will again increase the SW in Auckland,means also it be similar as today.

LM on 28/01/2012 1:41am


I see by the forecast that there are coastal showers forecast for today/tomorrow and that’s exactly where they are if they’re happening – on the coast 20 odd kms south of Invers. Gusty wind but lots of sunny spells and 18.3 where I am.

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