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What’s your local weather feature?

When the rest of New Zealand has a brisk nor’wester, you can bet it’s blowing a gale through Wellington.  When Auckland has a south easterly wind, we usually know it will be dry and, in summer, hot.  Wellington rarely gets sou’westers, Alexandra rarely has thunderstorms, Hamilton has fog with winter highs and Christchurch gets hot with a nor’wester but cool when it slightly shifts to a nor’easter.

So what unique weather feature stands out where you live? 

Is there something that you never get while everyone else has it?  Or is there something that you get that no one else seems to share with you? 

Post your comments below!

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Guest on 30/09/2011 1:39am

Anything from the north in Aucks = Humidity. Ugh!!!!!

Guest on 29/09/2011 9:49am

New layer…

Northwesterlies tend to be far less common in Christchurch than inland Canterbury.

Andrew on 29/09/2011 4:45am

In all but the strongest SW flows in Nelson it’s generally blue, dry and warm over the summer.  Blue dry and cool over the winter.  With an hour long shower when fronts pass over.

Ian on 29/09/2011 3:49am

We are in North Canterbury, whewre Thunderstorms are also rare. There seems to be one recipe which always delivers thunder though, which is when a southerly front comes up into a nor’east wind. Usually it’s nor’west ahead of an approaching front, but one the occasions it’s nor’east, that’s the only time we seem to get thunder.

sw on 29/09/2011 3:44am

Our SW in Auckland,as soon as it hits that direction the windows buckle and the wind whistles.Notice that especially after a change to that from other somewhat lighter directions.

Guest on 29/09/2011 4:09am

The comment:
“Auckland has a south easterly wind, we usually know it will be dry and, in summer, hot.”

I don’t think you can call this dry, due to the humidity levels we get in Auckland.

Usually with a SE in summer, we get around 60-70% humidity, with a temp of around 24-25c. This makes the feel like temp jump into the mid-30c + range 

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