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