General May Weather

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Re: General May Weather

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the euro model shows a warm front/jet stream/ disturbed upper level setup for the Waikato and Auckland for the weekend (sandwiched between a high north and south of it)..lot of rain potential
originating as a result of twin tropical cyclones in the Indian ocean (north and south of the Equator) which caused a westerly wind burst (NIWA talked about this) and which invigorated the Queensland easterly trough, and its an off shoot from that
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Re: General May Weather

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Apparently there was a downpour over the CBD in Timaru on Monday evening according this morning's Timaru Herald flooding some businesses.
Also the railway through the Buller gorge was closed by massive slips that looked like the ones that closed the Gisborne Line on Sunday. Don't know if they will repair it or not as the only traffic through there is export coal to India China or Japan as coal is now a dirty word as far as climate change goes.
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I'm surprised that no snow fall on the mountains west of here during the resent trough, the only fresh snow to be seen is on the seaward Kaikoura rangers.
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Re: General May Weather

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Could be a frost here in the morning, down to 3C at 1045pm.
After yesterday's clagg cleared away overnight, it was a blue dome day here with not much wind. 14.5C for today.
Interesting purplely skies at sunset in clear skies.
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looks like warm frontal rain coming for the dry areas of the NI?
and I see NIWA talking up the warming indian ocean NW of australia might give NZ a wet late winter and spring
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4.7 here this morning, not unusual for May but the coldest it’s been since last August
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Buller Gorge railway will be repaired but at least a weeks worth of work needed according to a local locomotive engineer from the recent heavy rain event
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Chris Raine wrote: Thu 12/05/2022 12:25 Buller Gorge railway will be repaired but at least a weeks worth of work needed according to a local locomotive engineer from the recent heavy rain event
I thought it may be longer than that judging from the above photograph.
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Kiwirail are quite clever at expediting rail track repairs when the urgency is needed for economic reasons
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A fine day eventuated after this morning's light frost. 17.3C for today.
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Some warm nights for Auckland next week as the weather turns humid from Sunday-Thursday. Ridgng over northern NZ will weaken the frontal activity there.
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Wed 11/05/2022 22:55 Could be a frost here in the morning, down to 3C at 1045pm.
After yesterday's clagg cleared away overnight, it was a blue dome day here with not much wind. 14.5C for today.
Interesting purplely skies at sunset in clear skies.
Wasn't the sky observed to go purplish for a time after the Chilean volcanic eruption in 2011? -

Chilean Volcano Colors Southern Hemisphere Skies:

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna43510951

:-k
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Orion wrote: Fri 13/05/2022 08:39
NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Wed 11/05/2022 22:55 Could be a frost here in the morning, down to 3C at 1045pm.
After yesterday's clagg cleared away overnight, it was a blue dome day here with not much wind. 14.5C for today.
Interesting purplely skies at sunset in clear skies.
Wasn't the sky observed to go purplish for a time after the Chilean volcanic eruption in 2011? -

Chilean Volcano Colors Southern Hemisphere Skies:

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna43510951

:-k
Not the first time I've heard reference to 2011 this year. What I wouldn't give for a repeat of the winter of 2011 here in Canterbury :mrgreen:
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Re: General May Weather

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Orion wrote: Fri 13/05/2022 08:39
NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Wed 11/05/2022 22:55 Interesting purplely skies at sunset in clear skies.
Wasn't the sky observed to go purplish for a time after the Chilean volcanic eruption in 2011? -
Result of Tongan eruption this year?
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tich wrote: Fri 13/05/2022 10:18
Orion wrote: Fri 13/05/2022 08:39

Wasn't the sky observed to go purplish for a time after the Chilean volcanic eruption in 2011? -
Result of Tongan eruption this year?
Could be, Ben. Normal skies last evening and tonight by the look of it.
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Fine day today. Up to 15.4C.
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Hopefully some decent rain here next week, we need it. Very moist air arriving here from tomorrow with upper cooling from mid week, see what next week can bring us. Currently there is cold air in the modelling to finish next week with high country snow.
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we have had one brief shower...so that is a good sign ...
currently at 8mm for nearly half through May
crazy dry
( I see Ricky is on only 3mm so far for May..crazy)
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A generally cloudy day with light winds turning southerly this evening with clagg and drizzle moving in. 1mm for today. 16.4C maximum.
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Re: General May Weather

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On and off rain here in Christchurch today, briefly heavy out walking with the Scouts at Taylors Mistake
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down to counting rain drops here now
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An excellent day of clagg today with grey skies and occasional drizzle for much of the day. 12C maximum.
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Currently 19.5C at Whtianga, Auckland airport 19.2C, dewpoint around 17C.
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hopefully this front makes it as far north as here and stalls for a bit before snaking south (but then getting shunted back on to us again on thursday)
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Certainly a big change. 5C at sunrise three days ago and 18 at sunrise this morning
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