3:30pm summer temperature of 13.5oC

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3:30pm summer temperature of 13.5oC

Unread post by Manukau heads obs »

wow, what happened to summer!

13.5oC here this far north (SW of auckland city) in the middle of the afternoon!
and it was as low as 12.7oC at 2:30pm!
(all that cold air from the SI has made it up here , and becuase its been raining here all day, off and on, and its been overcast all day, its got colder and colder all day with the ligth southerly we have, undercutting the upper jet stream (it started off at 16oC at 6am or so)
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A wet cold day in Auckland. I Know some people who are camping over on the Coromandel where they say they have had Thunder this afternoon.
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i had 4 lightning counts.....
the rain radar showed lines of heavy rain/active cb;s in the hauraki gulf...
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Gee that cold for Auckland :(

Only 17.9 here in Alex today, thats cool for this time of the year.

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Its pretty normal for our climate Winter rears its ugly head all seasons anytime.In 1982 December was like that
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I'm looking foreward to sleeping tonight - the past couple of nights have been killers for the heat and humidity.

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The 3PM obs show some Auckland stations sharing similar temperatures (about 14C) to Waiouru! So the cold day temps must be quite localised, even though the airmass over NZ is still becoming cool anyway. MetService predicted freezing level for NI mountains is expected to lower to about 2400 metres overnight - hardly a wintry outbreak.
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yeah,
12oC at kaikohe at 7pm
12.4oC at paeora

we got the cold air first here on the coast, now places further inland and further north are getting it
been lotof rain in the coromandel area per the rain radar the last 4 hours or so


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DATE: 29 TIME: 1900
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Station Dir Spd Temp Dewpt Baro trend Rain Period Humid Max wind Max temp Min temp Total rain (from the 15th may)
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CAPE REINGA S 13 13.6 12.8 1010.7 - 1.1 5 6HR 95 35 21.9 10.3 572.2
PURERUA N 0 12.8 12.2 1010.9 + 0.6 6 6HR 96 20 24.5 8.8 646.6
KAIKOHE SSE 2 12.0 . 5 6HR 27 25.0 0.0 733.8
MOKOHINAU SSW 22 13.7 12.5 1010.5 + 0.6 5 6HR 92 32 22.5 0.0 484.0
WHANGAPARAOA N 0 12.5 11.8 1010.9 + 0.5 9 6HR 95 33 25.6 9.5 615.0
AWHITU S 4 14.7 14.2 1009.8 0.0 97 30 92.0 10.1 0.0
AUCKLAND AIRPORT SSE 6 15.7 13.2 1009.3 - 1.3 2 6HR 85 25 25.9 0.0 592.4
WHITIANGA SW 12 13.4 10.8 1010.2 + 1.0 5 6HR 84 19 25.9 5.7 968.4
PAEROA N 2 12.4 11.5 1011.8 + 1.3 13 6HR 94 16 27.3 0.0
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Chilly this morning in the central NI - 7.7C in Waiouru and 10C in Taupo at 10AM. Taupo webcam about 9AM shows low cloud and rain over the lake area, so likely to be snowing on the higher levels of Ruapehu - freezing level probably lower than the 2300 metres that MetService forecast. The kind of situation (low to east of NI, with cold unstable southerly/southwesterly flow over the island) that, if it occurred in winter, would see the Desert Rd closed by a heavy snow dump.
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that jet stream is now rolling/wrapping around a low center (upper level) nicely over the central NI
barometer steady here , despite a SSWer, so the low must be deepening slowly
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Pretty much the same here Sh'y as always
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Try telling people in Taupo that it's summer. Only 9.7C at 1PM! The latest webcam shows a partial clearance but still only 10C. Could easily be their coldest December day on record. From the Taupo webcam, you still can't properly see the mountains, but I'd say now's the time if you want some summer skiing. (Waiouru was on 7.8C at 1PM) Rotorua has got up to 16C after a semi-clearance from wet weather and temperatures not much warmer than Taupo's, according to it's online station.
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We just had the usual blah mostly cloudy with gale force SW
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From the Taupo webcam, you still can't properly see the mountains, but I'd say now's the time if you want some summer skiing.
Check out the webcam now - a good coating on Ruapehu and Ngaruahoe. Probably won't last for long.

http://www.laketauponz/ourenv/webcam.asp
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Check out the webcam now - a good coating on Ruapehu and Ngaruahoe. Probably won't last for long.
Have a look at http://www.geonet.org.nz/volcanocam.htm for a bit clearer view, little winder it was not very summery there yesterday!
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Have a look at http://www.geonet.org.nz/volcanocam.htm for a bit clearer view, little winder it was not very summery there yesterday!
Thanks Jeff. I've already seen another Ruapehu webcam (via the piperpat webcam links page), but that one hadn't been updated since the 96 eruption! Must've been a good dump of snow on both Ruapehu and Ngaruahoe, as it's still there this afternoon. Looking at webcam, I'd guess the snow level got down to about 1900 metres (a little bit on the highest peak of Mt Tongariro this morning), but snow probably fell to lower levels yesterday (forecast freezing level yesterday at 1800 metres), though warm ground might've prevented settling.
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