The low that was supposed to bring lots of showers to most of the North Island today appears to be taking a detour.
A detour that will take it away from New Zealand and right out to sea.
That means that whilst some rather windy conditions will remain in place, showers will be the exception, not the rule.
Look for a few showers for the eastern sections of the NI this morning. From Northland to Napier, there is a good chance for seeing at least a few showers. Even Waikato could see a few passing showers. By this afternoon, Northland, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay should be the only areas looking at a chance for showers. By this evening, just a few showers are possible about Hawkes Bay.
Look for rather windy conditions to persist across the lower North Island throughout the day. However, it is not expected that these winds will reach severe gale force.
Highs on the North Island should push into the low to mid 20’s for northern and western sections. Slightly cooler highs are expected for the rest of the island.
on 8/03/2012 1:27am
Bang on forecast for Whangarei WW, it is just as you say. Well done. Fining up now slowly, showers seem to have stopped but mind they have been patchy around the place.
on 8/03/2012 2:11am
Great to hear Derek! And thanks for the obs, very helpful 🙂
on 7/03/2012 8:35pm
Just wondered if the approaching Solar Storm could affect our weather in any way.
More info on:: alternativenewsreport.net
on 7/03/2012 10:57pm
Shouldn’t have any impact on our weather that we’re aware of – but certainly very interesting to watch!
on 7/03/2012 7:57pm
Are you sure the forecast for Auckland this morning is correct?? Heavy rain here in silverdale. Hardly showers. Love the site. Excellent job. Much better and more accurate than metservice
on 7/03/2012 10:56pm
Hi Chris – the forecast above was perhaps a bit too general, as our specific Auckland forecast has patchy rain and showers – along with Gisborne and some parts of BOP. A few briefly heavy falls around Auckland too – especially in the north, but this afternoon it’s likely to ease to drizzly showers for the most part.
Thanks for the feedback too!
– Philip Duncan