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The Daily Debrief – TUESDAY

The cooler air covered most of the country by late this afternoon but pockets of the nation were sheltered.Overall though the temperatures were certainly on the decline, moreso in the south.

The north and east of the North Island had most of the warmth with the SW wind change coming through later than expected and Nelson enjoyed the high 20s too.

A front and winds sweeping in from the southern ocean delivered a little moisture to several eastern and inland areas but nothing much of any real substance.

The wind was a talking point in places with gusts of 80-90 kph reported. Wellington had a good southerly blow, as did the Canterbury and Kaikoura coasts making it ‘ feel’ much cooler than the readings suggest for certain towns and cities.

The highest maximum temperature across the country went to Whakatane,Gisborne,Napier and Hastings with 29 degrees whereas at the other end of the spectrum, Gore struggled to hit the teens with a high of 13 degrees.

Kaitaia : 23
Whangarei : 27
Auckland : 26
Tauranga : 28
Hamilton : 24
Whakatane : 29
Rotorua : 25
Tokoroa : 23
Taupo : 24
Gisborne : 29
New Plymouth : 23
Napier : 29
Hastings : 29
Wanganui : 22
Palmerston North : 21
Levin : 20
Kapiti : 20
Masterton : 27
Wellington : 20
Nelson : 28
Blenheim : 22
Westport : 21
Greymouth : 19
Hokitika : 19
Christchurch : 16
Timaru : 20
Oamaru : 18
Alexandra : 16
Queenstown : 16
Dunedin : 16
Invercargill : 15
Bay of Islands : 27
Murchison : 25
Kaikoura : 18
Hororata: 16
Ashburton : 15
Darfield : 20
Lyttelton : 18
Milford Sound : 23
Haast : 19
Gore : 13
Dunedin Airport : 16
Manapouri : 15
Lake Rotoiti : 24
Molesworth : 22


Sarah B on 27/01/2009 6:35am

Our tanks are running low on water now, will have to order some in soon if it doesnt rain.

I am pleased the temp was a bit lower today…. my sons just got Chicken Pox and it was a bit easier for him today, but we still managed to hit 27.1¬∞C at: 14:45.

WW Forecast Team on 27/01/2009 7:49am

Sorry to hear about your son Sarah and hope tonight is a little cooler too.

Unfortunately there isn’t too much rain looking into the crystal ball at this stage but fingers crossed it’s not too far away. It’s hard to believe not that long ago that we were praying for it to stop!




Andrew on 27/01/2009 4:37am

26c in Auckland! Was at work so will take that As the high….
Its was sooo Humid today felt like 45c! Not a great day so hoping the over night low does drop to 13c….


WW Forecast Team on 27/01/2009 6:12am

It caught me on the hop Andrew as i didn’t expect the warmth and humidity for part of the day and the stronger winds did eventually arrive. Should be cooler tonight, as long as nature behaves and the sunshine should be with us tomorrow with not as much wind hopefully.



Mark Thomas on 27/01/2009 4:31am

The southerly today only brought 0.6mm of rain to Christchurch and with only 2 rain days in January and 10 or so days at 30 degrees or more since xmas is there a drought looming?

WW Forecast Team on 27/01/2009 6:15am

Hi Mark 

Not too much rain at all and most of it came in the form of fairly light showers and drizzle. The total so far for the month is 26mm for Christchurch but the hot days have certainly taken all that back up into the heavens.

The southerlies aren’t delivering much at all in the way of moisture and there is some concern about the dry spell. Let’s hope February brings a little more rain, interspersed with sunny and warm days.



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