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General October Weather

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A fairly calm mild morning with extensive mid/high cloud to start the month away.
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Sitting on 17.2 at the moment with a 25km/h NE which isnt bad going for this time of year and that wind direction. Slight shift towards NNW will see a very impressive temperature today I would imagine.
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First warm night here for a while, current temp 15C, dewpoint 13C, a couple of brief very light showers here so far this weekend, looks like the main rain action comes in tomorrow.
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Nice warm day in Christchurch currently 21C mercury still rising. Over night low was 12C
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Yes that high cloud is keeping a lid on things from getting very warm. Very nice and mild day. Here is hoping though that tomorrow through to Tuesday evening brings some solid rain as it is needed!

Updated: Reached 23 here now, still no sun though
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Been lovely day alright here as well with a 21.1 high.
Looking good over the next few days for getting at least some decent falls of rain,here's hoping hey :D
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Hoping for an interesting weather week here with the return of the wet season :D some thunder possibilities.
Rugby weather here today, overcaste with increasing showers, max 16C, dewpoint quite moist for the time of year on 14C.
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Up to 22 degrees here this afternoon.
Hopefully some decent rain can make it this far south over the next few days.
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Some quite heavy rain happening here this morning 7mm so far with even a couple of long rumbles coming from up in the mountain to the NW,currently 10deg
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YES,outside seeing the wife off for work and a flash of lightning shoot across over head,the rumble then seemed to have came from all diction's. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Wow, looking at the radar Richard im not surprised :) Hope it comes this way but the red blotches will prob lose intensity by the time it gets here.
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Looks to be spreading down your way,the radar is not showing the full extent of how rain is falling here at the moment
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It completely fell apart as it headed this way. 1.5mm here from that and now we have high cloud with the clearance.
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Yes ,i see it did hey,eased right off for while here but is slowly getting heavier again now ,15mm so far \:D/
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A boring day here :eek:
Owing to the violence of the boreness, the internet was off here for most of the afternoon :o :cute:
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:A boring day here :eek:
Owing to the violence of the boreness, the internet was off here for most of the afternoon :o :cute:
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Oh thats a bugger John.
No boring start to the day here this morning having a lightning bolt shoot across in all directions directly over head,and i was outside when it happened.
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An outside chance of some heavy rain here tomorrow morning. Although latest GFS has pulled this back its still a hit/miss prospect. Would be good for the gardens though as we need a lot more than what we have managed to get today. ie. Approx 2mm
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Richard wrote:
NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:A boring day here :eek:
Owing to the violence of the boreness, the internet was off here for most of the afternoon :o :cute:
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Oh thats a bugger John.
No boring start to the day here this morning having a lightning bolt shoot across in all directions directly over head,and i was outside when it happened.
I noticed your posting this morning that's why I said what I said.
Interesting how these odd unorthodox occurences do occur in situations where you may not to expect them?

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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:
I noticed your posting this morning that's why I said what I said.
Interesting how these odd unorthodox occurences do occur in situations where you may not to expect them?

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Yer but i much prefer it when you can see the storm coming.

Well the rain has eased off here and doesn't look to be a hell of a lot more to come,maybe a odd shower during today,certainly wont be anything like whats in the forecast.21mm so far
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Some good rain falling here Hopefully it keeps up all day, 8mm so far.
Currently 4.8 degrees.
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The GFS has had a bit mood swing overnight for Saturday here. Perhaps a fluke run, havent seen quite such a change in a while so quickly for something only 3 or so days out...
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Yes i noticed that on metvuw too that some reasonable amounts of rain are looking likely.
On top of whats already fallen that should see Canterbury set up well going into summer =D>
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Yes indeed. Although seems it was a fluke run. GFS has backed right off from that. Tony and Blue Skies saying 40-60mm possible.
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After three grotty days of gloomy sky's there a bit of watery sun shine this morning :D

i see the models have back right off now,looks like bugger all rain now this weekend for Canterbury, damm it all,needed a bit more really :(
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Surface paddock water around rangiora so no shortage of soil moisture here, now we just need to get rid of these crap cold days.
Ever since they gave the climate outlook its been the opposite here.
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