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The Daily Debrief – SUNDAY

Only 8 degrees separated the top and the bottom temperature around the country today

The highest maximum temperature was in Kapiti and Kawerau with 24 degrees and the low was 16 in both Timaru and Oamaru.  

Kaitaia : 22  
Whangarei : 19
Auckland : 23
Tauranga : 21
Hamilton : 23
Whakatane : 22
Rotorua : 21
Tokoroa : 22
Taupo : 20
Gisborne : 20
New Plymouth : 22
Napier : 20
Hastings : 20
Wanganui : 23
Palmerston North : 23
Levin : 23
Kapiti : 24
Masterton : 23
Wellington : 22
Nelson : 20
Blenheim : 19
Westport : 18
Greymouth : 18
Hokitika : 18
Christchurch : 18
Timaru : 16
Oamaru : 16
Alexandra : 23
Queenstown : 19
Dunedin : 19
Invercargill : 17


Sarah B on 14/12/2008 5:25am

There seemed to be a very high tide in East Auckland this morning and this afternoon I went riding on the estuary and I never made it to the sea as it was so far out… Ive never seen the high tide up over the mangroves before or seen the sea so far away…. is this because of the position of the moon at the moment?? it was great for me as miles and miles of beach to go for a gallop on! :o)

weather-nut on 14/12/2008 6:33pm

Yes, this morning’s perigean-spring tide would normally be even higher (highest for the year in fact), as there’s usually a delay of 1-2 days from a New or Full Moon to peak spring high-tide times. However, low pressure can also increase sea-level height, which means the approaching deep-low mentioned above could make tomorrow morning’s high-tide even be higher. Add to that any accompanying storm-surge and there could be a serious threat of flooding along some of NZ’s more vulnerable coastal regions tomorrow morning.

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