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lack of wind in CHCH

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Have been keeping an eye on the seabreeze's in CHCH,and they don't seem to be happining yet!!
Is this normal for this time of year or due to warmer sea temps are the seabreeze's less than normal, any info appreciated.
Also does anyone know where I can access historial data for sea temps in NZ :)
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It depends where you are situated Jab, I noticed when working out at rolleston and Hallswel it was a fresh gusty NWer but back home here in Kaiapoi its a light onshore NE.
If you are inbetween the two winds there is likly to be bugger all until the ridging tighens up abit soon and the NWer kicks in everywhere.
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Sure has been warmer temps this week! hardly any wind will push those temps up to boot, thats when a nice cool NE breeze is appreciated when working outside lol.
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Don't worry, down here in Brighton, there's still the ol' Easterly!
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It was very windy from the NE on Tuesday the 4th December with Ne to East very strong in places, including the classic 'kink' feature to the SE of the city beyond the Port hills.

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Must of been a very windy day in Christchruch today. Jeff's wind run would be quite high today.
Persisent NE gusts shuddering the house, here :shock:

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Re: lack of wind in CHCH

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Shuddering the house? :lol:

Yeah, it's been really windy here as well, actually wondering why his windrun isn't just a little higher, maybe it's just more open here...though just over 350 km now, still quite a lot.
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Just checked the wind run on Jeff's site. 363kms to 11:20pm tonight. WOW :) :)

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A very fresh NE indeed today more or so this evening, gusting 35-40kmh at times enough to blow my car around on the motorway.
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:Just checked the wind run on Jeff's site. 363kms to 11:20pm tonight. WOW :) :)

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It was the 4th windiest day this year. The 4 are listed below.

Date, max gust, avg wind speed, wind run, prevailing direction
2007-04-13 62 17.7 420 South
2007-11-14 51 16.2 383 South
2007-10-03 60 16.2 382 South
2007-12-08 48 15.7 370 North East
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Re: lack of wind in CHCH

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Wow :shock:
Thanks for the above figures, Jeff.
Less wind today and much warmer :)

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Re: lack of wind in CHCH

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Its not really that windy in Christchurch,well not when I been there anyway but that was during a winter period I recall over a couple of months.
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Michael wrote:Its not really that windy in Christchurch,well not when I been there anyway but that was during a winter period I recall over a couple of months.
Yes, well um.... you don't get the same sea-breeze effect in the winter time :)
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:
Michael wrote:Its not really that windy in Christchurch,well not when I been there anyway but that was during a winter period I recall over a couple of months.
Yes, well um.... you don't get the same sea-breeze effect in the winter time :)
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I agree.. Personally mid-winter NW or frosty days here seem warmer than summer ones due to the lack of wind chill! Makes frosts worth it (if it stays sunny after, if it craps out, it's damn annoying!)
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Is the NE wind humid, brings cooler days but warmer min. temps?
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jeffsweather wrote:
NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:Just checked the wind run on Jeff's site. 363kms to 11:20pm tonight. WOW :) :)

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It was the 4th windiest day this year. The 4 are listed below.

Date, max gust, avg wind speed, wind run, prevailing direction
2007-04-13 62 17.7 420 South
2007-11-14 51 16.2 383 South
2007-10-03 60 16.2 382 South
2007-12-08 48 15.7 370 North East
I see Jeff had a high wind run today with the southerly. 304kms in all :)

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Re: lack of wind in CHCH

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Another windy day here in Christchurch/Canterbury with Jeff's Weather station recording a wind run of 239kms today.


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