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14 December 2005

Christmas Day might not bring the sunny hot weather that everyone is hoping for, with MetService forecasting a windy and slightly overcast day.
Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt says there is still a possibility this will change. He says the further east in the country you go, the better the weather should be.
Not easy to predict 8 days ahead, but one thing is likely - the humid northerly and northeasterly weather that we've had so far appears to be nearing an end. Cooler west or southwest flows should soon become dominant. Should still be rather unsettled at times, but a lot less sticky.
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Talk about a dollar each way. Of course it can change in eight days though a cooler less sticky week before xmas would be very welcome with so much to do.

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how can the weather be "slightly overcast"? :shock:
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http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/rain-nz- ... 18-180.gif

that model shows a ridge coming in, so spring like pattern, SW winds easing
some brief showers in werstern areas but lots of fine weather too i would say
time will tell!
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Perhaps pre frontal weather Xmas day.
At this time of the year that means warm with increasing cloud, risk of showers/rain in the west.
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Should still be rather unsettled at times, but a lot less sticky.
In a nut shell, boring spring weather.
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How can they possibly be forecasting this weather when they can't even get nowcasts right?! :x Today for Hamilton they had 'Few showers, possibly thundery' and I was still hearing that rubbish forecast at 1pm :roll:

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Unread post by Manukau heads obs »

wow, 42mm so far for you foggy!
it sure did look black down your way
cleared auckland area now
nice very clear sunshine now
visibility is amazing
i would just about be able to see spwill on top of mt Eden!
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wow, 42mm so far for you foggy!
Rain bucket is under reading considerably.. it's more like 52mm, current ISS location isn't the best
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TonyT wrote:how can the weather be "slightly overcast"? :shock:
Haha!
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NZstorm wrote:
Should still be rather unsettled at times, but a lot less sticky.
In a nut shell, boring spring weather.
I'm almost wishing we could fast-forward to Autumn. From then through to Spring it's usually very settled, with the bonus of long clear nights.
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Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

BlueSkies have it warm and sunny on Christmas Day. :)
Looks like an anticyclone, though weak, will cover the country with an impending NW flow developing.
I don't know about MetService saying it being "slightly overcast" :?
Next thing they'll say is that frost only occurs in 'sheltered areas' ;)

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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:BlueSkies have it warm and sunny on Christmas Day. :)
I bet I'm working.
Looks like an anticyclone, though weak, will cover the country with an impending NW flow developing.
So no rain then? Bugger.
I don't know about MetService saying it being "slightly overcast" :?
Next thing they'll say is that frost only occurs in 'sheltered areas' ;)
Is McDavitt blonde by any chance? ;) :D
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YAWN :!:
Manukau heads observer wrote:http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/rain-nz- ... 18-180.gif

that model shows a ridge coming in, so spring like pattern, SW winds easing
some brief showers in werstern areas but lots of fine weather too i would say
time will tell!
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"If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes." - Aucklanders.

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Yes, Xmas looks fine for much of the country.
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NZstorm wrote:Yes, Xmas looks fine for much of the country.
It's much better if the weather is settled.
You can't go on a storm chase when the Croziers Christmas turkey needs to be carved ... abnd the Christmas Ham needs to be sliced... :D
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phft - a real storm chaser would buy turkey nibbles and pre-sliced ham... :lol:
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TonyT wrote:phft - a real storm chaser would buy turkey nibbles and pre-sliced ham... :lol:
Pfft! A real storm chaser would take only scroggin and Speights!
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TonyT wrote:phft - a real storm chaser would buy turkey nibbles and pre-sliced ham... :lol:
You sound like a real turkey there, Tony :lol: 8)

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Here in Melbourne we are expecting some of the crappiest weather in a while for the Christmas weekend. So it will be yet another cold and cloudy Christmas here. GFS 850hPA temps will be a mere 0-2c with a massive south westerly flow and with it cold winds and rain. Don;t be surprised if the patrons at Carols by Candlelight on Saturday night end up being dressed up like their northern hemisphere counterparts :cry: how embarrasing!
When cold fronts come you will cry; I wish there was a blocking high, cold fronts bring miserable cold and drizzle, which makes me sniffle.
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saaaab wrote:Here in Melbourne we are expecting some of the crappiest weather in a while for the Christmas weekend. So it will be yet another cold and cloudy Christmas here. GFS 850hPA temps will be a mere 0-2c with a massive south westerly flow and with it cold winds and rain. Don;t be surprised if the patrons at Carols by Candlelight on Saturday night end up being dressed up like their northern hemisphere counterparts :cry: how embarrasing!
SOUNDS LIKE SO JOLLY CHRISTMASSY ... NICE - SANTA
better than than the un Chritmassy **** weather we are going to get over here.

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