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See below for detailed regional forecasts…
Northland, Auckland, Western Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Waitomo
Quite cloudy at first but sunny spells developing. Cooler sou’westers easing. Humidity much lower.
Highs: 21 to 24
Central Plateau, King Country, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti:
Sunny and cloudy periods and fairly breezy sou’westers especially south of Taranaki (they will be more westerly) – but winds will ease for most regions as the day goes on.
Highs: 19 to 24
Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua
Could be some morning cloud then sunny and hot with breezy sou’westers.
Highs: 24 to 27
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Nelson
Some high cloud, otherwise mostly sunny and with west to north west winds.
Highs: 24 on the coast to 27 inland
Gusty nor’westers easing. Mostly sunny.
Highs: 22 on the coast to 24 inland
Sunny and cloudy periods. Sou’westers brisk at times but easing. 30% chance of a morning shower, especially in the south.
Canterbury, Central Otago
Mostly sunny, westerlies easing.
Highs: 23 on the coast to 27 inland.
Cloudy periods and westerlies strong in some exposed places – but easing. 30% chance of morning showers in south Otago.
Highs: 22 to 24
Cloudy with a 40% chance of showers especially in the morning. Strong westerlies.
Next update: FRIDAY PM
on 23/12/2010 1:43am
I’m going to be in Napier for Christmas. I’m surprised at the difference in maximum temperatures between Weatherwatch and Metservice. You are expecting around 25 degrees which I tend to agree with versus Metservice’s 19. Perhaps they have made a typo there?
on 23/12/2010 4:21am
They may be basing that on a sea breeze at the airport?… ours is based more on the city centre
on 23/12/2010 9:50am
Napier city is pretty much on the coast,walkable from the beach to Dickens st etc,the airport i also close to the coast but slightly more inland,Maybe for Hastings temperatures where the seabreeze has lesser effect.