The ‘spring-like’ weather mentioned earlier this week at WeatherWatch.co.nz has certainly arrived with winds gusting to around 70 and 80km/h in exposed parts of Auckland. Out in the Hauraki Gulf the westerlies have reached gale force.
Temperatures are also down on last week with many places at Noon still in the teens but as expected eastern areas are climbing into the 20s. Places like Whitianga, Whakatane, Hawkes & Gisborne.
Further south conditions are evening cooler with Wellington at just 14 degrees and Christchurch only on 13 along with Dunedin.
In Invercargill it’s only 11 degreees.
on 17/12/2008 6:44pm
Doesnt look that flash here this morning in Auckland,though it looks as if there be no precipitation though,the trees are already rustling and the clouds (which are many) are moving rather fast still. 14¬∞c
on 17/12/2008 1:47am
Winds were westerly around Auckland earlier this morning, gradually turning more west-sou’west. Yes, they were Near-gale force around the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf this morning and still quite blustery. However, I suspect the only place that Gales were recorded was in the Colville Channel (between the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island), due to its notorious funnelling affect. And because those winds were more westerly, that funnelling wouldn’t have affected parts of the Hauraki Gulf the way an easterly would have.
on 16/12/2008 11:14pm
Its quite Awful today,the winds are Fresh now more WSW but was GaleForce earlier in the morning with Southwesterlies.A rather low 18¬∞ currently.