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The Daily Debrief- SUNDAY

Today’s highs… (click “Read More, bottom right hand corner of this post, for today’s temps in your town).

AUCKLAND           19

HAMILTON             17

WELLINGTON        16


DUNEDIN                19

Kaitaia     19         Whangarei 16        Tauranga 17         Whakatane : 17  Rotorua : 16          Tokoroa : 17          Taupo : 14           Gisborne : 16     N. Plymouth :17    Napier : 17            Hastings : 17       Wanganui : 16 Palm.North : 16     Levin : 17             Kapiti :17             Masterton : 17

Nelson : 20          Blenheim : 17       Westport : 14          Greymouth : 13      Hokitika : 12        Timaru : 21            Oamaru : 21        Alexandra : 23 Queenstown : 19  Milford Sound:11     Gore:    20          Invercargill : 20

23 was the highest in the country in Alexandra and at Dunedin Airport and the low was 11 degrees at Milford Sound.

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Sarah B on 14/09/2008 9:44am

There is a home weather station in Beachlands that said it was 21.0 ¬∞C at: 12:04 today. Are these home weather stations really accurate or can there really be that much temperature difference across the city? I have read that Beachlands seems to have its own microclimate because of where it is…but sometimes the differences between what is said on TV1 news and the home weather station here are quite substantial. I would be interested in your views on this one? Thanks, SarahB

Guest on 14/09/2008 7:15am

TV1 showed Auckland’s max as 16, compared with your 19. I believe the former, but wonder where you took your reading. Additionally, I was lucky to get my washing in before it poured with rain – glad I looked at the clouds rather than relying on your forecast.

David on 14/09/2008 10:20am

Yes, that 19 looks to be a mistake.
R.e. the weather today – there was no rain in most parts of Auckland today. You must have just been unlucky!

WW Forecast Team on 14/09/2008 8:27pm

Morning all, I guess I’ll wade in here!

The temp – as Richard explained – was simply a typo, however it is important to note that temps can be quite difference across the city.  We use the same temperature readings as MetService however we do have some of our weather stations which are very accurate.  I’ve seen Auckland on 16 with 20 reported at Whenuapai.  One reading for a city as large as Auckland will never be the best way to go.  A lot of this private weather stations seem close enough to accuracy.

The temps you seee on TV and here are basically the same – but we don’t include all the small centres – as there are simply too many to cover.  So it was 9 at Haast but Haast isn’t one we’d normally include (or TV1 I believe) in their daily coverage…otherwise it would take 20 minutes to read the weather!  🙂

And yes – I agree with David, 98% of Auckland was dry – and also worth pointing out we were the only forecaster even talking about a band of small showers moving in!

Cheers all
Philip Duncan

WW Forecast Team on 15/09/2008 6:12am

On and the comment about Haast being 9 was in a noon news story talking about current temps…it obviously warmed up to 11 later in the day.

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