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Wellington’s weather chopping & changing

Wellington is being knocked around this week, not so much by severe weather but more the chopping and changing wind flow which is seeing a mix of warm and cold weather, calm and gales, wet and sunny.

The weather this week in Wellington is highlighting the true spring-like nature of our weather pattern at the moment.

“Tuesday was sunny, Wednesday sees nor’westers turn cold southerly, Thursday sees nor’westers returning and rising to gale, then Friday in comes the coldest southerly this week with a high of just 10 degrees for Wellington and a feels like temperature even lower” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.

“And by Saturday the sun comes back out but it may be chilly, then Sunday looks sunny and mild as a high continues to roll in”. says Wellington’s unique georgraphical set up – with the South Island and Cook Strait funnelling the weather through the area, usually highlights the spring-like changeabliity in wind direction.  “Wellington’s unique location means the weather is often blocked or made worse by the Southern Alps and Cook Strait area.  We see southerlies and northerlies switching off and on like a light switch in Wellington at this time of the year”. says Wellington will see plenty of westerly winds this month but southerlies are predicted at least once or twice each week.


– Image / The nor’west arch last week over the eastern North Island / Ian Duncan




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