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Thursday’s national forecast

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.

For the South Island, it is looking like a very settled day.   Some rather windy conditions will persist across the far north.  But no showers are expected anywhere on the island.   Highs will range from the middle teens to lower 20’s.
By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


Derek 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.

WW Forecast Team on 8/03/2012 2:11am

Great to hear Derek!  And thanks for the obs, very helpful 🙂

– WW

Guest on 7/03/2012 8:35pm

Just wondered if the approaching Solar Storm could affect our weather in any way.
More info on::

WW Forecast Team 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!

– WW

Chris Wells 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

WW Forecast Team 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

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