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Hi all Its great to see the sun out in a clear blue sky :) :) :) -about time-hope it can last ;)
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:( not so good down my way, no sun yesterday at all - foggy all day and a max temp of only 3.4 degrees.

No much change today either plenty fog with the sun trying to get throught and temperature has just reached into the postive territory for the first time.

oh well of to australia on saturday for 7 days can't wait !!! :)
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Yes Micheal, even though I'm a Ts orientated person its good to see the sun out down here (Chch) to :) with little breeze at all although it would be better if the temp was slightly higher.

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Its probably only 13 or 14 but sunny here but its better than 17 or 18 with horizontal rain ;)
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[quote="Andy
oh well of to australia on saturday for 7 days can't wait !!! :)[/quote]

Lucky you Whenever I went overseas I always hoped Depression after Depression crossed over the south Island and when I arrived back a big high would settle over(this worked in Australia anyway) as Australia had dry conditions with a westerly type flow.

Often what happened is a big high would sit east of the country and on my arrival a low would cross the country from Cape Reianga to the chathams and have that "wonderful Sou' Wester" :(
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Like this weather its like The Gold Coast :) :)
Looks like NW for the next few days but dread the SW change next week ;)
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Well another day of low cloud and freezing temps (currently 2 degees in Alexandra with a cold north west wind)

Here's hoping for some sunshine this afternoon as the northwest picks up and blows the cold air out of the basins.

But who cares, cause i will be in 20 plus degrees tomorrow.

While winter takes a grip on the south... ;)
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Well another day of low cloud and freezing temps (currently 2 degees in Alexandra with a cold north west wind)

That sounds strange. I presume the northwest wind is very light - anything more should blow away low cloud and deliver higher daytime temperatures in places east of the main ranges (like Alexandra).

Another sunny day here in Chch, after a good morning frost.
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The NW wind looks like a "cold one" coming across the tasman even in Australia its not tropical and theyre in a Northerly and the low in the bight will probably give them a cold change in the weekend
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Yep it didn’t warm up much even when the cloud and fog finally did burn off.

Top today 5.4 degrees c

But the fog is back and the wind has dropped off again so who knows when it will go.
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Woke up this morning and it is anticyclonic gloom :( the sort when the high centre is directly north of the country-It wasnt supposed to "pack up" till this evening ;)
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Lucky you Whenever I went overseas I always hoped Depression after Depression crossed over the south Island and when I arrived back a big high would settle over(this worked in Australia anyway) as Australia had dry conditions with a westerly type flow.

I hope you go overseas more often then, Michael, I get sick and annoyed when ridge after ridge moves over the South Island and the North Island gets the lion's share of the 'good' weather !! Aaron would agree too!

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[quote]Lucky you Whenever I went overseas I always hoped Depression after Depression crossed over the south Island and when I arrived back a big high would settle over(this worked in Australia anyway) as Australia had dry conditions with a westerly type flow. [quote]

I hope you go overseas more often then, Michael, I get sick and annoyed when ridge after ridge moves over the South Island and the North Island gets the lion's share of the 'good' weather !! Aaron would agree too!

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Nice to see the sun shining in a nice clear still blue sky today :)
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Its worth the wait even though its coldish the sun up here is finally shining at last :) :) :)
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cold wind alright, must be coming off some snow!
only 9.5oC so far max temp here...probably will get to double figures before the sun starts to drop again
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This morning the sun is shining :) :)
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I've been watching a line of cb's off to the north and north east all morning, looking at the satelite picture I recon this one is up near Whangarei (approx 100 km away)
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Its quite "funny" on the satellite map today how a vent of cloud can be seen coming out from Cooks strait past Wanganui and Taranaki and over to the far north(You often see the cbs as in the picture above often lined along the eastern ranges of the NI in a SE
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At last the sun is shining in a nice cool morning with no wind too :) :) it makes one feel a lot better ;) -get sick of the rain after a while
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There has been some pretty cool mornings recently.

I know the guys in the South Island will laugh at us (hey did you know Speights is made in Auckland? ;) ), but the nights up here in Auck have been very cold... 3.3 degrees when I got up to let the cat in last night!

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Yeah but I bet ya Canterbury Draught is not!!!.
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GraemeWi wrote:There has been some pretty cool mornings recently.


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Fine High 12 Low 3 little wind in winter :)
This beats a day in the so called spring like the last 3 novembers have been like with 40 km/h southwesterlies Low 13 High 17 Showers :(
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A week of sunshine in Ashburton,with heavy frosts at night.
Im heading to Franz Josef for 3 nights on Saturday so should experience some heavy West Coast rain on Sat/Sun looking at the forecast.
Looking like a nice day to climb the glacier on Monday.
Cheers. :) .
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Exciting weather across the ditch at the moment,lots of snow in the alpine areas,with snow forecast to 500 metres in Victoria tonight.
Looks like some record cold temperatures for southern Queensland as well.
More of the same here,heavy frosts,our driveway was white at 7.00pm this evening.Looking forward to the warmer West Coast tommorrow.
Cheers.
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