Partly cloudy, the odd shower. Sou'West winds.
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on 8/08/2020 7:21am
Hiya, looking at the Whangarei area for a few days … either from end (27) Aug or from mid (10/17) Sep. Don’t mind the temperature, but want to avoid driving in stormy weather or buckets of rain. Which would be your best bet? Thanks for the excellent work WW!
on 8/08/2020 4:18pm
Wish I could answer that with some accuracy but those dates are too far into the future for anything specific.
The closest information we have would be this video Phil has done here: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/new-nzs-climate-outlook-for-august-sep-oct-rain-and-temperature-trends-12-maps
It’s more about trends and patterns that may occur over the next few months.
Hope you have a good trip away when you do go! 🙂
on 8/08/2020 4:29am
You said in one of the articles lately, an early spring pattern is developing. So, can we say that it’s spring right now, according to Mother Nature?
on 8/08/2020 5:08am
Hi Obai, a spring weather pattern is forming now but that doesn’t mean winter weather is over. Also some plants don’t trigger new growth until the days get longer than the nights and that isn’t until the end of September.But yes, Mother Nature sure is showing signs of spring around parts of NZ now 🙂 Spring is all about winter slowly fading away and hints of summer warmth coming in. In NZ winter blasts and frosts can still be an issue right through until October or even November.
on 7/08/2020 8:32am
Hi there, Canterbury Weather Updates is currently forecasting a significant snow event to sea level next Saturday. What are your thoughts on this eventuating? Going by your data, it looks as though it’s a bit far fetched currently.
on 8/08/2020 12:34am
We do expect a surge of colder air later next week and into Saturday – but certainly nothing to indicate a significant snow event, or a sea level snow event. Keep an eye on http://www.RuralWeather.co.nz – the largest weather data site for Canterbury to keep on top of it. Some potential for some polar air which is why the highs are dropping back to single digits but looking quite dry next 10 days.
on 8/08/2020 12:47am