If you think itâ€™s mild compared to a week ago â€“ youâ€™re right.
A week ago air from Antarctica brought snow and frosts to New Zealand, now we have winds from the opposite direction, out of the sub-tropics.
It means fog patches here and there and warmer weather, especially this weekend as north to north west winds push across all of the country.
Frosts and snow look far less likely over the next 7 days.
on 21/04/2015 11:44pm
As long as we don’t get a clash of air masses, higher up warmth/humidity v lower cold southerly or SW air, as that causes attrocious ice storms in Paekakariki. While Paraparaumu basks in warmth, we freeze and shiver when that happens. Sub tropical lows in the Southern Ocean are not to be trusted as they can do dastardly things, particularly if high pressure is involved.
Had a surprise frost this week as the warm westerly air moved in aginst Baring Head air flow, causing temp fluctuations hot-cold-hot-cold, and then a cold inversion. Can’t complain really, as the heated up Southern Ocean is keeping us warmer than usual. Harsh frosts normally start in March, but so far not this year. Only 2 minor frosts so far. May will be telling, that’s normally winter here, with full-on Southern Ocean storms for us in Paekakariki. Brrr winter.
on 21/04/2015 3:30am
Phil, you sound under the weather 🙂
You should be in bed with a whisky and couple of Asprin.