Rather surprisingly, winds have picked up this morning and a little more than expected in some areas.
More exposed parts of Northland have easterlies of more than 60 kph whereas Whangarei, Kaitaia and Kerikeri are seeing them peak around the 40 kph mark.
Auckland has the easterly as well gusting around the 40 kph mark and it could climb a little higher especially in exposed areas.
Wellington is starting to see the wind funnel through and a northerly is gusting up around the 50-60 kph mark as well.
A norwester is picking up in and around Blenheim but elsewhere over the mainland the winds have been either non existent or just a relatively gentle (the exception being Southwest Cape with a howling westerly but that is very common!)
Temperatures are almost in the low to mid 20s nationally and are now gathering momentum. It shouldn’t be too long before we see a few areas cross the 30 degree mark.
Main centres at 10.40am…
on 5/02/2009 10:42pm
Totally agree with that 24c reading at 10.40am.
I would like to know what weather patten that we are in as I thought that we in a Normal patten but TV1 News last week said we are in a weak La Nina??
on 6/02/2009 12:31am
It does appear to be a weak La Nina pattern but I believe the terms are used fairly loosley in the media at times. It may disappear altogether and enter a neutral phase before winter.
on 6/02/2009 1:10am
Just sitting on 28.3c at 2pm may hit 31c this afternoon…..