It’s been a pretty blustery 48 hours across much of the country but thanks to a large high moving in from the central and northern Tasman Sea most of the winds should ease today.
Gusty conditions yesterday, especially around Auckland, coupled with slightly cooler air made conditions feel almost Autumn-like for some. However Autumn is a long way off with the hottest weather yet to come – February is usually our hottest month of the year. Will it be this year? Time will tell!
A very large area of low pressure in the Southern Ocean will push against this high over the next several days meaning windy conditions may come and go across the bottom part of the South Island.
The North Island looks likely to be the most settled island this week with the heat returning to eastern and northern New Zealand by the end of the week.
By Philip Duncan
We might have over 30 people around the country watching the weather for us but obviously we can’t talk about all the regions all the time. However – we certainly want to know if you think there are gaps in our ‘coverage’.
If you think your town, city or region deserves more coverage simply post a comment below and tell us… and remember, the more we hear from you the more we’re likely to talk about the weather in your area.
I think our coverage of the Wellington region could be a little better and I think perhaps Taupo and the West Coast too.
When you send us weather reports from your area then it helps us include them in our news stories – and future stories/weather predictions.
(Please note I’m talking about the daily weather news coverage and not the specific forecasts – which at this stage are Auckland only)
So if you think we’re missing you out – tell us!
on 20/01/2009 11:00am
Upper Hutt is a city that never gets mentioned in temperatures in the media.
Temperatures there can reach into the thirties on numerous occasions and as it in a valley, can have a different climate to other parts of the Wellington region.
For example, it can be sheltered from the southerlies that Wellington city can get.
on 19/01/2009 10:45pm
Definitely agree that the Wellington region does not receive enough coverage. The Hutt Valley can be interesting too because it sometimes appears to have its own micro-climate.
on 19/01/2009 7:32pm
Its like you can work out the wind speed just by direction,in general ie if its N it maybe 10 knots,NNE 15 knots,NE perhaps up to 25-35 knots as in the “old days”,ENE 15 to 20 knots,E 15 knots,ESE 15 knots, SE up to 10 knots,SSE 15 knots,S 20 knots,then start winding it up almost each 10 deg through SSW,”SWW” till SW when its often Strong or Gale,then it slowly drops overall in speed through WSW,W to NW.