With a strong north westerly flow about to spread over New Zealand and air likely being dragged down from the sub-tropics next week WeatherWatch.co.nz is predicting 20 degrees may be reached in some areas.
The strong northerlies are likely to kick in today across the South Island’s east coast and tomorrow they will shift to warmer, drier, nor’westers.
Highs in the late teens are predicted up the east coast of both islands and WeatherWatch.co.nz says this is the first time in months that highs of 20 degrees are possible in some pockets.
Next week the North Island should see a warm, humid, north west flow develop which may also see temperatures reaching 20 degrees or close to it.
on 31/07/2010 11:48pm
If I remember correctly, Kaikoura recorded a very warm night last winter with 21C at midnight(ish) as reported by Weatherwatch under a strong, mild nor’wester…
on 31/07/2010 2:53am
Auckland wont hit 20 until the usual suspects reach it before hand often several times such as in order Napier/Hastings ,Gisborne,Blenhiem,Christchurch,Timaru,Whangarei,Kawerau,and probably Dunedin,Wanganui and Oamaru.Generally all the said get 20 in spring before Auckland.
on 30/07/2010 11:12pm
Brisk NE wind blowing in New lynn, with clouds moving steadily westwards.
Bumblebees,honey bees and butterflies about today. Many white roof tops this morning in low lying areas.
Beautiful golden sky last night with mares tails & KH clouds.