General December Weather

Weather reports, prognostics, questions and discussion. Climate diagnostics, drivers, and outlooks. Weather stations and websites.
Post Reply
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

It's going to be hot from tomorrow for the next 3 months according to media reports.
Might don a T shirt and shorts and jandals from tomorrow and go down to the local swimming baths for a swim.
Makes a change from this freezing weather and have to be wearing heavy clothing and having the fire going like tonight. 8-o
JohnGaul
NZThS
User avatar
TonyT
Moderator
Posts: 2886
Joined: Thu 08/05/2003 11:09
Location: Amberley, North Canterbury
Has thanked: 354 times
Been thanked: 1158 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by TonyT »

NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Wed 30/11/2022 17:47 It's going to be hot from tomorrow for the next 3 months according to media reports.
Might don a T shirt and shorts and jandals from tomorrow and go down to the local swimming baths for a swim.
Makes a change from this freezing weather and have to be wearing heavy clothing and having the fire going like tonight. 8-o
Pretty chilly week coming up for the whole country.
User avatar
Richard
Posts: 8411
Joined: Tue 14/07/2009 07:32
Location: Medbury, Inland North Canterbury
Has thanked: 1683 times
Been thanked: 808 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Richard »

TonyT wrote: Wed 30/11/2022 21:44
NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Wed 30/11/2022 17:47 It's going to be hot from tomorrow for the next 3 months according to media reports.
Might don a T shirt and shorts and jandals from tomorrow and go down to the local swimming baths for a swim.
Makes a change from this freezing weather and have to be wearing heavy clothing and having the fire going like tonight. 8-o
Pretty chilly week coming up for the whole country.
We'll see what he's made of in his T shirt, shorts and jandals
User avatar
Storm Struck
Posts: 4879
Joined: Wed 17/11/2004 21:25
Location: Belfast Christchurch
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 395 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Storm Struck »

This afternoon I had an encounter with a strong whirlwind, the wind whipped over the top of me and then picked up several small branches from a dumped pile high into the air as they swirled in a circle.
It then moved about 50m away before hitting some willow and pine trees bending them one direction then the other.
Nothing major but I'd estimate the gusts to be around 45-50kmh enough to hear and see.
At the time there were no clouds present however the wind did swing to the NE from SW at the time, so a mixture of Convergence and heat rising and cooling is what I've come up with.

Anyway some heavy convective showers this evening, wind still NE but will swing back Southerly overnight with more rain.
This southerly phase is going to bring more thunderstorm chances as we move into the peak time.
Canterbury, home of good rugby and severe storms
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

A generally fine day here today with ENE refreshing at times this afternoon.
Some interesting cloud form to the west this afternoon, probably better than yesterday's forecast for here from MS but nevermind.
Today's maximum was 21.6C.
JohnGaul
NZThS
Simon Culling
Posts: 2346
Joined: Mon 23/11/2009 06:41
Location: Tiverton, Devon, UK
Has thanked: 616 times
Been thanked: 679 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Simon Culling »

Hello Storm Struck, this sounds like a dust devil.
Storm Struck wrote: Thu 01/12/2022 22:08 This afternoon I had an encounter with a strong whirlwind, the wind whipped over the top of me and then picked up several small branches from a dumped pile high into the air as they swirled in a circle.
It then moved about 50m away before hitting some willow and pine trees bending them one direction then the other.
Nothing major but I'd estimate the gusts to be around 45-50kmh enough to hear and see.
At the time there were no clouds present however the wind did swing to the NE from SW at the time, so a mixture of Convergence and heat rising and cooling is what I've come up with.
Razor
Moderator
Posts: 5156
Joined: Fri 10/02/2006 15:14
Location: Halswell, Christchurch
Has thanked: 734 times
Been thanked: 938 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Razor »

Chilly and rainy old day here in Christchurch. Not summer yet.
Christchurch Rocks
darcyplumb
Posts: 773
Joined: Sun 06/12/2020 20:15
Location: Ashburton
Has thanked: 1611 times
Been thanked: 417 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by darcyplumb »

Razor wrote: Fri 02/12/2022 09:46 Chilly and rainy old day here in Christchurch. Not summer yet.
Awful isn’t it? Only 9 degrees here and I have far too much washing to do!
Bradley
Posts: 1530
Joined: Wed 01/05/2013 21:06
Location: Christchurch
Has thanked: 149 times
Been thanked: 272 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Bradley »

Christchurch Airport has now recorded 1005mm in the last 12 months from 01/12/2021, absolutely incredible figure which would be a record for the airport site no doubt...
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

One or 2 heavy looking clouds moving north at the moment with some random showers.
JohnGaul
NZThS
darcyplumb
Posts: 773
Joined: Sun 06/12/2020 20:15
Location: Ashburton
Has thanked: 1611 times
Been thanked: 417 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by darcyplumb »

Looking very dark to my south with what appears to be a thunderstorm developing on radar. Big towers inland along the foothills as well. We’ve had about two hours of sunshine here which appears to have been enough to get things going.
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

Some rain overnight easing off this morning but remaining rather cloudy with some hefty cloud build ups this afternoon delivering the odd scattered shower over the area. Clouding in later this afternoon and remaining overcast with some scattered drizzle this evening.
Today's maximum was just 15.C with 20mm of rain.
JohnGaul
NZThS
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

Low cloud and clagg cleared away overnight to become a partly cloudy day with NE winds.
19.1C for today when it was sunny.
JohnGaul
NZThS
Razor
Moderator
Posts: 5156
Joined: Fri 10/02/2006 15:14
Location: Halswell, Christchurch
Has thanked: 734 times
Been thanked: 938 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Razor »

Hot today. got a dose of heatstroke up the Port Hills

I am very interesting in the weather around Queenstown next weekend. The models are really flipping around but generally looks unsettled, even with a hint of some fairly low snow come Sunday? What does the Weatherforum Hivemind think?
Christchurch Rocks
User avatar
TonyT
Moderator
Posts: 2886
Joined: Thu 08/05/2003 11:09
Location: Amberley, North Canterbury
Has thanked: 354 times
Been thanked: 1158 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by TonyT »

Razor wrote: Sun 04/12/2022 22:05 Hot today. got a dose of heatstroke up the Port Hills

I am very interesting in the weather around Queenstown next weekend. The models are really flipping around but generally looks unsettled, even with a hint of some fairly low snow come Sunday? What does the Weatherforum Hivemind think?
I'd pick that the trough will keep the cold air at bay, so mild & humid with a wet Saturday, dry Sunday.
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

A fine day today today and becoming warm this afternoon with it reaching 28.7C before a dry southerly change moved through around half past four.
Clagg moving in this evening with it down to 13.3C by 11pm.
JohnGaul
NZThS
spwill
Posts: 9934
Joined: Sun 29/06/2003 22:39
Location: Mt Eden Auckland
Has thanked: 871 times
Been thanked: 881 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by spwill »

The current cloud over Auckland should burn back from many places by early afternoon. It was great to have the sunny weekend.

Incoming moisture from mid week onto NZ will create some unstable weather days, see how it looks on the day or the day before.
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

Back to the clagg with some violent drizzle falling at the moment >_< :rolleyes:
JohnGaul
NZThS
User avatar
Richard
Posts: 8411
Joined: Tue 14/07/2009 07:32
Location: Medbury, Inland North Canterbury
Has thanked: 1683 times
Been thanked: 808 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Richard »

Thank goodness we had mostly sunny weather here today, went down to Amberley into clagg, nice to get home again the warm sunshine.
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

Richard wrote: Mon 05/12/2022 18:12 Thank goodness we had mostly sunny weather here today, went down to Amberley into clagg, nice to get home again the warm sunshine.
Even though yesterday was rather warm here. I still haven't got the shorts and T shirt and Sjaelland on, to cook tea on the barbecue.
Coat on today to go up town and might have to light the fire 8-o
JohnGaul
NZThS
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Mon 05/12/2022 19:03 . I still haven't got the shorts and T shirt and Sjaelland on, to cook tea on the barbecue.
Obviously the spell-checker doesn't recognize the word Jandals ?
....anyway, an overcast day all day with low cloud and drizzle this afternoon with 0,9mm of drizzle to 10pm.
Today's maximum was 16C. Clagg >_<
JohnGaul
NZThS
User avatar
Nev
Moderator
Posts: 6246
Joined: Tue 07/03/2006 15:24
Location: Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf
Has thanked: 477 times
Been thanked: 1091 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Nev »

NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Mon 05/12/2022 22:39 Obviously the spell-checker doesn't recognize the word Jandals ?
Probably because 'Jandals' isn't considered a proper word, but rather a registered brandname for a particular type of NZ 'flip-flops' or 'thongs'. Local retailers often get into trouble for unwittingly advertising similar products as 'Jandals', when legally they're not. :-s

Nice sunny start to the day here...
User avatar
David
Posts: 7589
Joined: Sat 18/08/2007 21:02
Location: Howick, Auckland
Has thanked: 423 times
Been thanked: 832 times
Contact:

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by David »

Severe weather outlook looking interesting. I wasn't expecting to see "high confidence" based on the GFS modelling.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Image
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

Will this summer become the warmest ever?
Doesn't look like it initially, with apart from one warm day (Sunday) so far this month, clagg has remained the main ingredient for the summer here.
11C at the moment and doing dishes in the sink after tea, the windows steamed up like a cold day in winter?
JohnGaul
NZThS
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 18536
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1781 times
Been thanked: 1429 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

After a mild start with high cloud, the clagg rolled in late morning with another southerly change.
17.1C before the change but cooled down as the clagg rolled in.
Occasional drizzle showers also this afternoon with 0.6mm of it falling today.
JohnGaul
NZThS
Post Reply