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Very hot and sticky in the north

Finding it unbearably hot and humid across northern New Zealand today?  Not surprising – the humidex readings at have reached the mid 30s.

Auckland is the hottest centre with 28 degrees and humidity between 60 and 70%. reports that the humidex reading, or ‘feels like’ temperature reached 35 degrees this hour.

In Whangarei the humidex was 32 degrees while the eastern Coromandel Peninsula is around 33 along with Hamilton and the Waikato region. predicts that much of Auckland won’t drop below 20 degrees tonight as the hot humid air hangs around.  This would create a humidex reading closer to 30 degrees and with little wind it could make for a very restless sleep.


Delwyn on 17/02/2010 9:20am

Hi There,
I have just looked at your “Map room” and where Rene was there seems to be a round mass of “Orange” cloud re-forming?? What does this mean when a Cyclone has been down graded but seems to be doing something again?
Thank you

WW Forecast Team on 17/02/2010 10:13am

Hi Delwyn, Rene is having a bit of regeneration and there are some big rain clouds forming (where there is orange).  It’s exactly as we expected but the storm isn;’t likely to get any worse.  It’s not likely to get much worsed – but it may create some bigger rain clouds over the next 12 hours or so.


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