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Weather starting to settle

We will find ourselves in between weather-makers today.  To our east, the low that crawled across the country over the last few days.

To our west, a big chunk of high pressure that will settle our weather as it continues to move across the Tasman Sea.

But for today, we are kind of caught right in between the two systems.  The result is a rather persistent onshore flow for the lower regions of the North Island.  It’s because of this, that some unsettled weather is expected to remain in place today.

The best chance for precipitation will be for Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay.  The southeasterly onshore flow will keep shower chances going for these regions for at least the morning hours.  A few showers may persist into the afternoon as well, however the shower chances should diminsish as we go through the day.

Fog will also diminish today.  The thick blanket of white soup that has done it’s best to create plenty of travel headaches about the North Island was still covering much of the NI this morning.  The fog will clear as we go through the morning and early afternoon hours as increasing winds and drying air will support whatever daytime heating we manage to eke out.

For the South Island, a chilly day is expected.  A mix of sun and clouds will be found across most of the island.  Temperatures will struggle to break into the double digits in the deep south.  Even Christchurch may not hit 10.  It depends on how quickly the clouds break apart.
Highs on the North Island will range from around 11 in Wellington to the lower teens for the rest of the island.
Homepage image/ Zelda Wynn


Zelda Wynn on 6/07/2012 1:13am

Not only us enjoying the warm sunshine today, Monarch butterflies are about and feeding.

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