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MAY
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A snapshot of New Zealand around midday today The true colour satellite imagery comes to us from the Japan Meteorological Agency. Webcams mostly from our friends at SnapitHD but the Taranaki image from Primo. ^AB

A snapshot of New Zealand around midday today   
The true colour satellite imagery comes to us from the Japan Meteorological Agency. Webcams mostly from our friends at SnapitHD but the Taranaki image from Primo. ^AB
A snapshot of New Zealand around midday today The true colour satellite imagery comes to us from the Japan Meteorological Agency. Webcams mostly from our friends at SnapitHD but the Taranaki image fro...
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MAY
17
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@kjsgeo Thanks Kevin! You'll actually see these emojicasts posted every morning, 7 days a week. >Seth

@kjsgeo Thanks Kevin! You'll actually see these emojicasts posted every morning, 7 days a week. >SethOriginal linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
17
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Light winds and a humid, cool night over Hanmer Springs resulted in low stratus clouds developing. Here is a sequence of the clouds burning away with rising of the autumn sun this morning. ^AB

Light winds and a humid, cool night over Hanmer Springs resulted in low stratus clouds developing. Here is a sequence of the clouds burning away with rising of the autumn sun this morning. ^AB Origina...
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MAY
17
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This radar loop shows showers in the southeast flow. Here is the Auckland forecast: Cloudy periods and occasional showers north of Orewa and about Great Barrier Island. Mainly fine elsewhere, but the chance of a shower from afternoon. Southeasterlies. ^AB

This radar loop shows showers in the southeast flow. Here is the Auckland forecast: Cloudy periods and occasional showers north of Orewa and about Great Barrier Island. Mainly fine elsewhere, but the ...
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MAY
17
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Great shot. Thanks for Sharing Ian. ^AB https://t.co/8f4R2GvGQa Quoted tweet from @ianray68: Stunner from Cornwallis wharf this morning #sunrise #auckland @WeatherWatchNZ @MetService https://t.co/EAhUpA7eWh

Great shot. Thanks for Sharing Ian. ^AB https://t.co/8f4R2GvGQa Quoted tweet from @ianray68: Stunner from Cornwallis wharf this morning #sunrise #auckland @WeatherWatchNZ @MetService https://t.co/EAhU...
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MAY
17
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Boaties intending on heading to the northern areas of the Hauraki Gulf be advised there is currently a Strong Wind Advisory in effect for more details go to metservice.com/warnings/marin… ^AB

Boaties intending on heading to the northern areas of the Hauraki Gulf be advised there is currently a Strong Wind Advisory in effect for more details go to metservice.com/warnings/marin… ^AB
Boaties intending on heading to the northern areas of the Hauraki Gulf be advised there is currently a Strong Wind Advisory in effect for more details go to metservice.com/warnings/marin… ^AB Original...
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MAY
17
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With the South Island painted shades of blue on the temperature scale, there were several frosts about this morning. Here are the temperatures recorded at 7am. Dunedin City recorded +5C, but inland at Dunedin Airport (and at Alexandra) -3.1C was recorded.^AB

With the South Island painted shades of blue on the  temperature scale, there were several frosts about this morning. Here are the temperatures recorded at 7am.  Dunedin City recorded +5C, but inland at Dunedin Airport (and at Alexandra) -3.1C was recorded.^AB
With the South Island painted shades of blue on the temperature scale, there were several frosts about this morning. Here are the temperatures recorded at 7am. Dunedin City recorded +5C, but inland at...
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MAY
17
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Sunday's emojicast: ️ ️️ ️ ️️️ ️️️

Sunday's emojicast: 🌤 🌦 🌦🌧 🌤🌤🌦🌤 🌤🌦🌤🌧 🌤🌤🌦 🌤🌧 🌤 🌤🌤 ☀️🌤 ☀️☀️🌤 🌦 ☀️🌤 ☀️☀️☀️ ☀️☀️☀️ 🌤Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
16
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A lot of places over the North Island reached 20 degrees this afternoon. Queenstown was cool with 9 degrees. ^JR

A lot of places over the North Island reached 20 degrees this afternoon. Queenstown was cool with 9 degrees. ^JR
A lot of places over the North Island reached 20 degrees this afternoon. Queenstown was cool with 9 degrees. ^JR Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
16
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Spot the difference.... Hint: it's not the weather! Happy Level 2 everyone!

🕵 Spot the difference.... Hint: it's not the weather! 🌞 🎊 Happy Level 2 everyone! 🙌⛵ Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
16
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@erniecoversit A very good guess indeed Location: Western Bay of Plenty District, New Zealand

@erniecoversit A very good guess indeed⛵🚣 🚤Location: Western Bay of Plenty District, New ZealandOriginal linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
16
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@nathanaelmelia Unfortunately we've been seeing indications that June could remain drier than normal, particularly in the North Island. However, later in the winter there may be a better chance for wetter conditions. >Seth

@nathanaelmelia Unfortunately we've been seeing indications that June could remain drier than normal, particularly in the North Island. However, later in the winter there may be a better chance for we...
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MAY
16
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If you look carefully you can see the fog I mentioned earlier burning off. With no airmass change, expect similar areas to fog tonight. Bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ

If you look carefully you can see the fog I mentioned earlier burning off. With no airmass change, expect similar areas to fog tonight. Bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
16
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Strong high pressure () will be the dominant weather feature over New Zealand during at least the next 7-10 days. While occasional showers may occur in the far north and south of the country during this time, many areas will be mostly if not entirely dry.

Strong high pressure (🔴) will be the dominant weather feature over New Zealand during at least the next 7-10 days. While occasional showers may occur in the far north and south of the country during t...
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MAY
16
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JMA's Himawari 8 captures the shapes of valley fog over the upper South Island from 36,000km away in space. This is a visible image made by combining three wavelengths, but we use lots of different images in the forecast room. More about that here blog.metservice.com/SatelliteImages ^AJ

JMA's Himawari 8 captures the shapes of valley fog over the upper South Island from 36,000km away in space. This is a visible image made by combining three wavelengths, but we use lots of different images in the forecast room. More about that here blog.metservice.com/SatelliteImages ^AJ
JMA's Himawari 8 captures the shapes of valley fog over the upper South Island from 36,000km away in space. This is a visible image made by combining three wavelengths, but we use lots of different im...
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MAY
16
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@lozzjoy Not quite as chilly as Antarctica - it's currently -52C at the South Pole. The label for Dunedin is that far south just to keep the image uncluttered - the data is coming from the right place. ^AJ

@lozzjoy Not quite as chilly as Antarctica - it's currently -52C at the South Pole. The label for Dunedin is that far south just to keep the image uncluttered - the data is coming from the right place...
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MAY
16
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Sunrise over Wellington harbour as seen from the roof of our Kelburn office this morning. You can find your forecast at bit.ly/metservice. ^AJ

Sunrise over Wellington harbour as seen from the roof of our Kelburn office this morning. You can find your forecast at bit.ly/metservice. ^AJ
Sunrise over Wellington harbour as seen from the roof of our Kelburn office this morning. You can find your forecast at bit.ly/metservice. ^AJ Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
16
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@weatherpaulg @WeatherWatchNZ We think it's stratocumulus. Cloud top temperatures are about -2C and it's at about 2000ft above the ground. Models suggest an inversion at about that level with light westerlies above it, so that's probably what is causing the waves. ^AJ

@weatherpaulg @WeatherWatchNZ We think it's stratocumulus. Cloud top temperatures are about -2C and it's at about 2000ft above the ground. Models suggest an inversion at about that level with light we...
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MAY
16
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Ata mārie Aotearoa. Here are the temperatures around the country on this first morning of level 2. Find your full forecast at bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ

Ata mārie Aotearoa. Here are the temperatures around the country on this first morning of level 2. Find your full forecast at bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ
Ata mārie Aotearoa. Here are the temperatures around the country on this first morning of level 2. Find your full forecast at bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
16
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@trchrestomanci Sorry I meant first weekend morning. I think I might need another coffee! ^AJ

@trchrestomanci Sorry I meant first weekend morning. I think I might need another coffee! ^AJOriginal linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
16
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Saturday's emojicast: ️ ️ ️ ️ ️️ ️️ ️️️

Saturday's emojicast: ☀️ 🌧 🌤🌧 🌤🌤🌤☁️ 🌤🌤🌤🌧 🌤☁️🌧 🌤🌧 🌧 🌤🌤 🌤🌧 ☀️🌤🌤 🌧 ☀️☀️ ☀️🌤☀️ ☀️☀️☀️ 🌤Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
15
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Whanganui warmed to 21 degrees today. Cooler temperatures down south in the low teens. ^JR

Whanganui warmed to 21 degrees today. Cooler temperatures down south in the low teens. ^JR
Whanganui warmed to 21 degrees today. Cooler temperatures down south in the low teens. ^JR Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
15
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High pressure continues this weekend, bringing mostly settled weather across Aotearoa. Full details at bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ

High pressure continues this weekend, bringing mostly settled weather across Aotearoa. Full details at bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ
High pressure continues this weekend, bringing mostly settled weather across Aotearoa. Full details at bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
15
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Warming up around Aotearoa, but temperature in the capital has dropped a couple of degrees in the last hour as winds have shifted southerly here in Wellington. bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ

Warming up around Aotearoa, but temperature in the capital has dropped a couple of degrees in the last hour as winds have shifted southerly here in Wellington. bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ
Warming up around Aotearoa, but temperature in the capital has dropped a couple of degrees in the last hour as winds have shifted southerly here in Wellington. bit.ly/metservicenz ^AJ Original linkOri...
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MAY
15
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A few showers on the way for Kapiti Coast. Check out the radar at bit.ly/metservicenz to track them^AJ

A few showers on the way for Kapiti Coast. Check out the radar at bit.ly/metservicenz to track them^AJ
A few showers on the way for Kapiti Coast. Check out the radar at bit.ly/metservicenz to track them^AJ Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
15
0

Sunrise. Happy Friday!

Sunrise. Happy Friday! Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
15
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@ojsnowdon The bulk of the credit goes to British chemist and amateur meteorologist Luke Howard and his essay, "On the modifications of clouds", presented in 1802. ^JC

@ojsnowdon The bulk of the credit goes to British chemist and amateur meteorologist Luke Howard and his essay, "On the modifications of clouds", presented in 1802. ^JCOriginal linkOriginal author: Met...
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MAY
15
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@missrmancini Hi, there is a climate change "footprint" in every weather/climate event. Changing patterns of ocean heat content are being impacted by climate change, which would modify the Walker Circulation - this would then have flow-on impacts on global rainfall patterns.

@missrmancini Hi, there is a climate change "footprint" in every weather/climate event. Changing patterns of ocean heat content are being impacted by climate change, which would modify the Walker Circ...
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MAY
15
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A ridge of high pressure over Aotearoa means mainly settled conditions over the country. Any rain or showers (SI west coast, NI east coast) will be fairly light. The ridge holds on this week, keeping the system south of Australia offshore. More at bit.ly/metservicenz^AJ

A ridge of high pressure over Aotearoa means mainly settled conditions over the country. Any rain or showers (SI west coast, NI east coast) will be fairly light. The ridge holds on this week, keeping the system south of Australia offshore. More at bit.ly/metservicenz^AJ
A ridge of high pressure over Aotearoa means mainly settled conditions over the country. Any rain or showers (SI west coast, NI east coast) will be fairly light. The ridge holds on this week, keeping ...
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MAY
15
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Friday's emojicast: ️️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️️️

Friday's emojicast: 🌤 🌧 🌤🌧 🌤☁️☁️🌤 🌤🌤🌤🌧 🌤🌤🌦 🌤🌤 🌤 ☁️🌤 ☁️🌤 🌧🌧🌧 🌧 ☁️🌧 🌤☁️🌧 ☀️☀️☀️ 🌤Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
14
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@rossnz Hi Ross, the pattern is contributing to a significant reduction in rain days compared to normal. As we get deeper into autumn and soon winter, the more climatically unusual that outcome gets.

@rossnz Hi Ross, the pattern is contributing to a significant reduction in rain days compared to normal. As we get deeper into autumn and soon winter, the more climatically unusual that outcome gets.O...
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MAY
14
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Looking ahead to June: more dry weather possible ️ NZ could continue to be less exposed to moist northerly air flows due to an anomaly in the Walker Circulation — a large sinking cell of air sitting over the tropical Pacific.

Looking ahead to June: more dry weather possible ️   
NZ could continue to be less exposed to moist northerly air flows due to an anomaly in the Walker Circulation — a large sinking cell of air sitting over the tropical Pacific.
Looking ahead to June: more dry weather possible 🌤️ NZ could continue to be less exposed to moist northerly air flows due to an anomaly in the Walker Circulation — a large sinking cell of air sitting ...
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MAY
14
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Whanganui was the warmest spot in Aotearoa NZ today with a warm 22C (6C above average for May). For a town near you see the chart below. ^Gerry

Whanganui was the warmest spot in Aotearoa NZ today with a warm 22C (6C above average for May). For a town near you see the chart below. ^Gerry
Whanganui was the warmest spot in Aotearoa NZ today with a warm 22C (6C above average for May). For a town near you see the chart below. ^Gerry Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
14
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Strong northerly winds over the Capital this afternoon combined with moisture at mid-levels in the atmosphere generated spectacular wave clouds over the eastern hills. These are Altocumulus Lenticularis clouds. Learn more at blog.metservice.com/Turbulence. ^AB

Strong northerly winds over the Capital this afternoon combined with moisture at mid-levels in the atmosphere generated spectacular wave clouds over the eastern hills. These are Altocumulus Lenticularis clouds. Learn more at blog.metservice.com/Turbulence. ^AB
Strong northerly winds over the Capital this afternoon combined with moisture at mid-levels in the atmosphere generated spectacular wave clouds over the eastern hills. These are Altocumulus Lenticular...
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MAY
14
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Lots of cirrostratus clouds over the North Island today. Here a particularly nice halo looking northwest from MetService HQ this afternoon towards Northland suburb. Find out more at blog.metservice.com/atmospheric-op…^AB

Lots of cirrostratus clouds over the North Island today. Here a particularly nice halo looking northwest from MetService HQ this afternoon towards Northland suburb. Find out more at blog.metservice.com/atmospheric-op…^AB
Lots of cirrostratus clouds over the North Island today. Here a particularly nice halo looking northwest from MetService HQ this afternoon towards Northland suburb. Find out more at blog.metservice.co...
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MAY
14
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Here's our view from the MetService HQ here in Kelburn, of the sunrise this morning. Layers of altostratus and cirrostratus clouds decorating the sky, welcoming us to Level 2. ^AB

Here's our view from the MetService HQ here in Kelburn, of the sunrise this morning. Layers of altostratus and cirrostratus clouds decorating the sky, welcoming us to Level 2. ^AB
Here's our view from the MetService HQ here in Kelburn, of the sunrise this morning. Layers of altostratus and cirrostratus clouds decorating the sky, welcoming us to Level 2. ^AB Original linkOrigina...
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MAY
14
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Looking at temperatures recorded around Aotearoa at dawn today. The central North Island and most South Island centres east of the ranges recorded single digits at 7am. However, these values are all close to average for this time of year. Dunedin Airport was coldest with -1.1C^AB

Looking at temperatures recorded around Aotearoa at dawn today. The central North Island and most South Island centres east of the ranges recorded single digits at 7am. However, these values are all close to average for this time of year. Dunedin Airport was coldest with -1.1C^AB
Looking at temperatures recorded around Aotearoa at dawn today. The central North Island and most South Island centres east of the ranges recorded single digits at 7am. However, these values are all c...
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MAY
14
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A mid-month drought update is now up at bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the Auckland rainfall accumulations - we've got a long way to go to "catch up" for the extremely dry start to 2020, following on from a drier than usual 2019. ^GG

A mid-month drought update is now up at  bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the Auckland rainfall accumulations - we've got a long way to go to "catch up" for the extremely dry start to 2020, following on from a drier than usual 2019. ^GG
A mid-month drought update is now up at bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the Auckland rainfall accumulations - we've got a long way to go to "catch up" for the extremely dry start to 2020, following o...
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MAY
14
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Thursday's emojicast: ️ ️️️️ ️️️ ️️ ️ ️️ ️

Thursday's emojicast: 🌤 🌧 ☁️🌧 ☁️☁️☁️☁️ 🌤☁️☁️☁️ 🌤☁️☁️ 🌤🌤 🌤 ☁️🌤 🌤🌤 ☁️🌤☁️ ☁️ 🌧🌤 🌦🌤🌤 🌦🌦🌤 🌧Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
13
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@target_focus As a whole, very little rain over the next 10 days. The exception is eastern parts of the NI the next few days. Hawke’s Bay to the Coromandel may see 10-20 mm by Sunday. Less rain eastern AKL-Northland. You can keep tabs of the forecast on weather.niwa.co.nz ~Chris

@target_focus As a whole, very little rain over the next 10 days. The exception is eastern parts of the NI the next few days. Hawke’s Bay to the Coromandel may see 10-20 mm by Sunday. Less rain easter...
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MAY
13
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Why so dry❓ The large degree of separation between the sub-tropical and polar jet streams is expected to prevent any large storms from forming around NZ for the next little while, unusual for the time of year.

Why so dry❓ The large degree of separation between the sub-tropical and polar jet streams is expected to prevent any large storms from forming around NZ for the next little while, unusual for the time...
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MAY
13
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A mid-month drought update is now up at bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the extremely low year-to-date rainfall accumulations for Whitianga, and take a look ahead. ^GG

A mid-month drought update is now up at  bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the extremely low year-to-date rainfall accumulations for Whitianga, and take a look ahead. ^GG
A mid-month drought update is now up at bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the extremely low year-to-date rainfall accumulations for Whitianga, and take a look ahead. ^GG Original linkOriginal author: M...
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MAY
13
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Here's the maximum temperatures across Aotearoa NZ for Wednesday the 13th of May. ^Gerry

Here's the maximum temperatures across Aotearoa NZ for Wednesday the 13th of May. ^Gerry
Here's the maximum temperatures across Aotearoa NZ for Wednesday the 13th of May. ^Gerry Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
13
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A mid-month drought update is now up at bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the extremely low year-to-date rainfall accumulations for Napier, and take a look ahead. ^GG

A mid-month drought update is now up at  bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the extremely low year-to-date rainfall accumulations for Napier, and take a look ahead. ^GG
A mid-month drought update is now up at bit.ly/MonthlyOutlook. Check out the extremely low year-to-date rainfall accumulations for Napier, and take a look ahead. ^GG Original linkOriginal author: MetS...
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MAY
13
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@Markskipper9 I'm also itching to get into the Tararuas! A bit far out to give a useful forecast but Monday is looking to continue with the showery easterlies over the weekend. Check back in on our official forecast over the weekend :) metservice.com/mountains-and-… ^AC

@Markskipper9 I'm also itching to get into the Tararuas! A bit far out to give a useful forecast but Monday is looking to continue with the showery easterlies over the weekend. Check back in on our of...
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MAY
13
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A slow change in the rain distribution over NZ in the next few days with any significant rain unlikely after a front moves over the South Island tomorrow weakens on Friday. For more info on when will be the best day to head outdoors under Alert Level 2 metservice.com ^AC

A slow change in the rain distribution over NZ in the next few days with any significant rain unlikely after a front moves over the South Island tomorrow weakens on Friday. For more info on when will be the best day to head outdoors under Alert Level 2 metservice.com ^AC
A slow change in the rain distribution over NZ in the next few days with any significant rain unlikely after a front moves over the South Island tomorrow weakens on Friday. For more info on when will ...
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MAY
13
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*edit* The cloud is streaming down Ngaio gorge (rather than Ngauranga) - it's hard to discern one gorge from the other from our Kelburn rooftop! ^AC

*edit* The cloud is streaming down Ngaio gorge (rather than Ngauranga) - it's hard to discern one gorge from the other from our Kelburn rooftop! ^ACOriginal linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
13
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Though a ridge of high pressure keeps the weather dry over most the country today a few showers will continue to affect eastern parts from Northland to Hawkes Bay along with a thin band of rain over southern Westland. For more details head to metservice.com ^AC

Though a ridge of high pressure keeps the weather dry over most the country today a few showers will continue to affect eastern parts from Northland to Hawkes Bay along with a thin band of rain over southern Westland. For more details head to metservice.com ^AC
Though a ridge of high pressure keeps the weather dry over most the country today a few showers will continue to affect eastern parts from Northland to Hawkes Bay along with a thin band of rain over s...
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MAY
13
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Some average May temperatures across NZ today. Scattered cloud in eastern regions acts as a sunhat during the day and a blanket during the night keeping the day to night temperature change less dramatic. For the latest temp forecasts for the week see metservice.com ^AC

Some average May temperatures across NZ today. Scattered cloud in eastern regions acts as a sunhat during the day and a blanket during the night keeping the day to night temperature change less dramatic. For the latest temp forecasts for the week see metservice.com ^AC
Some average May temperatures across NZ today. Scattered cloud in eastern regions acts as a sunhat during the day and a blanket during the night keeping the day to night temperature change less dramat...
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MAY
13
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A great shot captured from the Kelburn office shows low cloud which has formed in the valleys west of the harbour streaming through Ngauranga Gorge - much like water in a stream finding the path of least resistance around a rock. Do any of you have a better view? Show us! ^AC

A great shot captured from the Kelburn office shows low cloud which has formed in the valleys west of the harbour streaming through Ngauranga Gorge - much like water in a stream finding the path of least resistance around a rock. Do any of you have a better view? Show us! ^AC
A great shot captured from the Kelburn office shows low cloud which has formed in the valleys west of the harbour streaming through Ngauranga Gorge - much like water in a stream finding the path of le...
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MAY
13
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Wednesday's emojicast: ️ ️ ️ ️️ ️️ ️️ ️ ️️ ️️ ️️ ️ ️️️ ️

Wednesday's emojicast: ☁️ 🌧 ☁️🌧 ☁️🌤🌦🌤 ☁️☁️🌤🌦 ☁️☁️🌧 ☁️☁️ ☁️ ☁️☁️ ☁️☁️ ☁️🌤☁️ 🌤 🌧🌤 ☀️🌦🌤 ☀️☀️☀️ ☀️Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
12
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@katZicael Hi there, La Niña typically comes with moist northeasterly winds for the northern and eastern North Island and drier conditions in the interior and western South Island. More insights here: niwa.co.nz/climate/inform…

@katZicael Hi there, La Niña typically comes with moist northeasterly winds for the northern and eastern North Island and drier conditions in the interior and western South Island. More insights here:...
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MAY
12
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We're keeping a close eye on a possible La Niña pattern developing for later this year. Ocean temps are cooling in the equatorial Pacific New Zealand's climate patterns could see a change by spring.

We're keeping a close eye on a possible La Niña pattern developing for later this year.   
Ocean temps are cooling in the equatorial Pacific    
New Zealand's climate patterns could see a change by spring.
We're keeping a close eye on a possible La Niña pattern developing for later this year. Ocean temps are cooling in the equatorial Pacific 📉 New Zealand's climate patterns could see a change by spring....
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MAY
12
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Auckland: it has been dry! Did you get caught out in today's heavy showers?

Auckland: it has been dry! Did you get caught out in today's heavy showers? ☔ Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
12
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@TashkandiObai 0.6 mm so far today.

@TashkandiObai 0.6 mm so far today.Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
12
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@ZaphodHarkonnen Yes! Sorry I look at that scale so often I forgot to clarify that - scale its in 1000's of ft otherwise would truly be extraordinary shower clouds! ^AC

@ZaphodHarkonnen Yes! Sorry I look at that scale so often I forgot to clarify that - scale its in 1000's of ft otherwise would truly be extraordinary shower clouds! ^ACOriginal linkOriginal author: Me...
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MAY
12
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@aucklandzwitsch It's related to the aviation sector in which most heights are still referred to in feet! ^AC

@aucklandzwitsch It's related to the aviation sector in which most heights are still referred to in feet! ^ACOriginal linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
12
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@bigal_nz If a lot of moisture is trapped under a ridge of high pressure showers and cloud are still possible - especially for places where the wind is onshore (i.e. the wind is coming from the sea rather than land). Meteorologists informally call this kind of situation a 'dirty high'. ^AC

@bigal_nz If a lot of moisture is trapped under a ridge of high pressure showers and cloud are still possible - especially for places where the wind is onshore (i.e. the wind is coming from the sea ra...
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MAY
12
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How 'heavy' a shower will be depends a lot on how 'tall' the cloud (and uplift) producing the shower is. The scale in the radar image is one of the tools that help us meteorologists know that showers currently over the Auckland region are light as they are 'short' or 'squat'. ^AC

How 'heavy' a shower will be depends a lot on how 'tall' the cloud (and uplift) producing the shower is. The scale in the radar image is one of the tools that help us meteorologists know that showers currently over the Auckland region are light as they are 'short' or 'squat'. ^AC
How 'heavy' a shower will be depends a lot on how 'tall' the cloud (and uplift) producing the shower is. The scale in the radar image is one of the tools that help us meteorologists know that showers ...
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MAY
12
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The combination of 2m easterly swell & strong onshore winds means eastern coasts of Northland will see higher than usual waves around high tide. Take extra care tomorrow if you're around the coast. For more info check the Bay of Islands marine forecast metservice.com ^AC

The combination of 2m easterly swell & strong onshore winds means eastern coasts of Northland will see higher than usual waves around high tide. Take extra care tomorrow if you're around the coast. For more info check the Bay of Islands marine forecast metservice.com ^AC
The combination of 2m easterly swell & strong onshore winds means eastern coasts of Northland will see higher than usual waves around high tide. Take extra care tomorrow if you're around the coast. Fo...
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MAY
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A beaut sunrise over Wellington this morning. Despite the saying 'Red in the morning sailors warning' the capital is forecast a fine day with a top temp of 16C. There is some truth to the old weather saying but it's certainly not as reliable as checking metservice.com^AC

A beaut sunrise over Wellington this morning. Despite the saying 'Red in the morning sailors warning' the capital is forecast a fine day with a top temp of 16C. There is some truth to the old weather saying but it's certainly not as reliable as checking metservice.com^AC
A beaut sunrise over Wellington this morning. Despite the saying 'Red in the morning sailors warning' the capital is forecast a fine day with a top temp of 16C. There is some truth to the old weather ...
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MAY
12
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52.8mm of rain has fallen over Hokitika in the last 13h up to 7am as a front stalled over northern Westland yesterday. This front is forecast to weaken this morning & slowly sink south during the second half of today. Track the rain bands movement here bit.ly/NZRainRadar ^AC

52.8mm of rain has fallen over Hokitika in the last 13h up to 7am as a front stalled over northern Westland yesterday. This front is forecast to weaken this morning & slowly sink south during the second half of today. Track the rain bands movement here bit.ly/NZRainRadar ^AC
52.8mm of rain has fallen over Hokitika in the last 13h up to 7am as a front stalled over northern Westland yesterday. This front is forecast to weaken this morning & slowly sink south during the seco...
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MAY
12
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@amylmcdonald Hi Amy, what area is this for? Just letting you know that the forecasts are assessed and written by a meteorologist 6 days ahead while forecasts further into future (day 7-10) are automated on purely model data which is probably the reason precipitation can be overdone. ^AC

@amylmcdonald Hi Amy, what area is this for? Just letting you know that the forecasts are assessed and written by a meteorologist 6 days ahead while forecasts further into future (day 7-10) are automa...
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MAY
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@amylmcdonald I know this automated day 7-10 can lead to false hope if it's too readily predicting rain for those who need it so I will pass on your comments to our team. ^AC

@amylmcdonald I know this automated day 7-10 can lead to false hope if it's too readily predicting rain for those who need it so I will pass on your comments to our team. ^ACOriginal linkOriginal auth...
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MAY
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Tuesday's emojicast: ️ ️ ️ ️️ ️ ️️ ️ ️ ️️ ️ ️️️ ️️️

Tuesday's emojicast: ☁️ ☁️ ☁️🌧 ☁️☁️🌤🌤 ☁️🌤🌤🌦 ☁️☁️🌤 🌤🌤 🌤 ☁️🌤 ☁️🌤 🌧☁️☁️ 🌤 🌧☁️ ☁️☁️☁️ ☁️☁️☁️ 🌤Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
11
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Have you noticed a lack of wind? This time of the year, the clash of cooler air from the Southern Ocean with warmer, sub-tropical air can lead to blustery weather ️ — but not right now!

Have you noticed a lack of wind? This time of the year, the clash of cooler air from the Southern Ocean with warmer, sub-tropical air can lead to blustery weather 🌬️ — but not right now! Original link...
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MAY
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As the rain accumulation shows the theme of 'wet at times in western South Island, mainly dry elsewhere' remains until Friday when a front is forecast to finally push north of Cook Strait. For more details on the weather in your corner of NZ metservice.com ^AC

As the rain accumulation shows the theme of 'wet at times in western South Island, mainly dry elsewhere' remains until Friday when a front is forecast to finally push north of Cook Strait. For more details on the weather in your corner of NZ metservice.com ^AC
As the rain accumulation shows the theme of 'wet at times in western South Island, mainly dry elsewhere' remains until Friday when a front is forecast to finally push north of Cook Strait. For more de...
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MAY
11
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It's not often clouds are motionless when it comes to our part of the world. However, lenticular clouds caused by strong winds flowing at 90° to ridge lines do appear static! The trick is air is moving through the cloud.. want to understand more? blog.metservice.com/Turbulence ^AC

It's not often clouds are motionless when it comes to our part of the world. However, lenticular clouds caused by strong winds flowing at 90° to ridge lines do appear static! The trick is air is movin...
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MAY
11
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Some fairly average daytime and overnight temps for May today. With any really cold air keeping to the south of NZ this week how cold temps will get overnight will depend largely on cloud cover. Want to know more about what causes those frosty nights? See blog.metservice.com/ColdNights

Some fairly average daytime and overnight temps for May today. With any really cold air keeping to the south of NZ this week how cold temps will get overnight will depend largely on cloud cover. Want to know more about what causes those frosty nights? See blog.metservice.com/ColdNights
Some fairly average daytime and overnight temps for May today. With any really cold air keeping to the south of NZ this week how cold temps will get overnight will depend largely on cloud cover. Want ...
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MAY
11
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MetService retweeted: Heavy Rain Watch issued for BULR, WSTLD, WSTLD zpr.io/t4qBU

MetService retweeted: Heavy Rain Watch issued for BULR, WSTLD, WSTLD zpr.io/t4qBU Original linkOriginal author: Severe Weather Info
MAY
11
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A nice illustration of crepuscular rays as well as the odd shower.

A nice illustration of crepuscular rays as well as the odd shower. Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
11
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A settled, if cloudy day expected for the North Island today as it sits under a ridge of high pressure. In contrast the South Island will see a front move north, though rain will mostly be confined to the west. For details on the Heavy Rain Watch bit.ly/SWWatch ^AC

A settled, if cloudy day expected for the North Island today as it sits under a ridge of high pressure. In contrast the South Island will see a front move north, though rain will mostly be confined to...
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MAY
11
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The Heavy Rain Watch over southern Westland has been extended into northern Westland & southern Buller starting from tonight. For more details see bit.ly/SWWatch ^AC

The Heavy Rain Watch over southern Westland has been extended into northern Westland & southern Buller starting from tonight. For more details see bit.ly/SWWatch ^AC
The Heavy Rain Watch over southern Westland has been extended into northern Westland & southern Buller starting from tonight. For more details see bit.ly/SWWatch ^AC Original linkOriginal author: MetS...
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MAY
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Monday's emojicast: ️ ️️️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️

Monday's emojicast: 🌤 🌤 🌤🌤 🌤🌤🌧🌤 ☁️🌤🌤🌤 ☁️☁️☁️ ☁️🌤 ☁️ ☁️🌤 ☁️🌤 ☁️☁️🌤 ☁️ 🌧☁️ 🌧🌧☁️ 🌧🌧☁️ ☁️Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
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Luminous nights highlight stunning cloudscapes, courtesy of the Strong northerlies ahead of a front paint high cloud across South Island skies this morning.

Luminous nights highlight stunning cloudscapes, courtesy of the 🌖 Strong northerlies ahead of a front paint high cloud across South Island skies this morning. Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
10
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@SimonJa44780019 @watercare_nz Not soonish unfortunately!

@SimonJa44780019 @watercare_nz Not soonish unfortunately!Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
10
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MetService retweeted: Heavy Rain Watch issued for WSTLD zpr.io/t4HKW

MetService retweeted: Heavy Rain Watch issued for WSTLD zpr.io/t4HKW Original linkOriginal author: Severe Weather Info
MAY
10
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Has anyone let Mother Nature know that the border restrictions don't apply to rain? Unfortunately the week ahead is set to be dry, offering little relief to those that need it. Water restrictions commence in AKL on Sat - for more info & water savings tips see @watercare_nz

Has anyone let Mother Nature know that the border restrictions don't apply to rain?🤔 💧Unfortunately the week ahead is set to be dry, offering little relief to those that need it. Water restrictions co...
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MAY
10
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@Linny2288 Thanks....well spotted.^AB

@Linny2288 Thanks....well spotted.^ABOriginal linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
10
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Whangarei, Auckland and Whanganui all reached the top of the leader board today with a recorded maximum temperature of 21C. Although many places only managed to rise to 13C, the Chatham Islands recorded the lowest maximum temperature today of just 12C.^AB

Whangarei, Auckland and Whanganui all reached the top of the leader board today with a recorded maximum temperature of 21C. Although many places only managed to rise to 13C, the Chatham Islands recorded the lowest maximum temperature today of just 12C.^AB
Whangarei, Auckland and Whanganui all reached the top of the leader board today with a recorded maximum temperature of 21C. Although many places only managed to rise to 13C, the Chatham Islands record...
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MAY
10
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Cold air rises—what that means for Earth's climatephys.orgConventional knowledge has it that warm air rises while cold air sinks. But a study from the University of California, Davis, found that in the tropical atmosphere, cold air rises due to an overlooked effect—the lightness of water vapor. This effect helps to stabilize tropical climates and buffer ...

Cold air rises—what that means for Earth's climatephys.orgConventional knowledge has it that warm air rises while cold air sinks. But a study from the University of California, Davis, found that in the tropical atmosphere, cold air rises due to an overlooked effect—the lightness of water vapor. This effect helps to stabilize tropical climates and buffer ...
Cold air rises—what that means for Earth's climatephys.orgConventional knowledge has it that warm air rises while cold air sinks. But a study from the University of California, Davis, found that in th...
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MAY
10
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Watch as a tiny low pressure moves down the South Island east coast. Places like Kaikoura had fog patches all morning thanks to this little bugger bit.ly/NZVisible ^MM

Watch as a tiny low pressure moves down the South Island east coast. Places like Kaikoura had fog patches all morning thanks to this little bugger bit.ly/NZVisible ^MM Original linkOriginal author: Me...
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MAY
10
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MetService retweeted: Heavy Rain Watch issued for WSTLD zpr.io/t4g4V

MetService retweeted: Heavy Rain Watch issued for WSTLD zpr.io/t4g4V Original linkOriginal author: Severe Weather Info
MAY
10
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A Watch is out for Westland as a cold front brings heavy rain from tomorrow afternoon. Keep up with the latest Severe Weather info at bit.ly/AllWarnings ^MM

A Watch is out for Westland as a cold front brings heavy rain from tomorrow afternoon. Keep up with the latest Severe Weather info at bit.ly/AllWarnings ^MM
A ⚠Watch is out for Westland as a cold front brings heavy rain from tomorrow afternoon. Keep up with the latest Severe Weather info at bit.ly/AllWarnings ^MM Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
10
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Sunday morning from space Although many places start off with cloud, much of Aotearoa can look forward to sunny skies and mild temps later Check out the MetService App or bit.ly/metservicenz for more ^MM

Sunday morning from space Although many places start off with cloud, much of Aotearoa can look forward to sunny skies and mild temps later Check out the MetService App or bit.ly/metservicenz for more ^MM
Sunday morning from space🛰 Although many places start off with cloud, much of Aotearoa can look forward to sunny skies and mild temps later☀ Check out the MetService App or bit.ly/metservicenz for mor...
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MAY
10
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Greymouth was treated to a lovely sunrise this morning. But wait, what is that message in the sky at the end of the loop...? Have a special one ^MM

Greymouth was treated to a lovely sunrise this morning. But wait, what is that message in the sky at the end of the loop...😉? Have a special one🌈 ^MM Original linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
10
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Sunday's emojicast: ️ ️ ️️ ️ ️ ️️

Sunday's emojicast: 🌤 🌤 🌤🌤 🌤🌤🌤🌤 🌤🌤🌤🌤 🌤🌤🌤 🌤☀️ 🌤 🌤☀️ ☁️☀️ ☁️🌤🌤 ☁️ ☁️☁️ 🌤🌤🌤 🌤🌤🌤 🌤Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
09
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@weatherpaulg @TimSlade15 Yes Paul, our thoughts too as the timing was too close to dusk. ^AB

@weatherpaulg @TimSlade15 Yes Paul, our thoughts too as the timing was too close to dusk. ^ABOriginal linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
09
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@jefftollan @weatherpaulg @Wellington_NZ We reviewed different satellite imagery around the photo time. It looks like it's very high cirrus (probably around 12km high) and related to the edge of a cirrus cloud sheet whose eastern edge was over Farewell Spit at sunset Friday evening. We considered nacreous cloud too! ^AB

@jefftollan @weatherpaulg @Wellington_NZ We reviewed different satellite imagery around the photo time. It looks like it's very high cirrus (probably around 12km high) and related to the edge of a cir...
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MAY
09
0

A sunny Saturday saw many people flock to their local beach️. Did anyone swim or dip their toe in ? What did you think of the water temperature?

A sunny Saturday saw many people flock to their local beach️. Did anyone swim or dip their toe in ? What did you think of the water temperature?
A sunny Saturday saw many people flock to their local beach🏖️. Did anyone swim or dip their toe in 🏊? What did you think of the water temperature? Original linkOriginal author: NIWA Weather
MAY
09
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Looking across the country as a whole, there were remarkably uniform maximum temperatures recorded today. However, the spot with the the highest recorded maximum of 21C was Kawerau. The lowest recorded maximum today was Milford Sound reaching just 13C.^AB

Looking across the country as a whole, there were remarkably uniform maximum temperatures recorded today. However, the spot with the the highest recorded maximum of 21C was Kawerau. The lowest recorded maximum today was Milford Sound reaching just 13C.^AB
Looking across the country as a whole, there were remarkably uniform maximum temperatures recorded today. However, the spot with the the highest recorded maximum of 21C was Kawerau. The lowest recorde...
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MAY
09
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@InfoInterest Hi there, your hypothesis of fog or mist seems about right! The light winds and clear skies today + weak solar radiation at this time of year are good ingredients for temperature inversions which can trap pollutants and water vapor

@InfoInterest Hi there, your hypothesis of fog or mist seems about right! The light winds and clear skies today + weak solar radiation at this time of year are good ingredients for temperature inversi...
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MAY
09
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Here are your minimum temperatures across New Zealand tomorrow morning. Around average for much of the country, with the areas in the central North Island dropping to as low as 2C. Check bit.ly/metservicenz for the latest forecasts. ^KL

Here are your minimum temperatures across New Zealand tomorrow morning. Around average for much of the country, with the areas in the central North Island dropping to as low as 2C. Check bit.ly/metservicenz for the latest forecasts. ^KL
Here are your minimum temperatures across New Zealand tomorrow morning. Around average for much of the country, with the areas in the central North Island dropping to as low as 2C. Check bit.ly/metser...
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MAY
09
0

There is still large uncertainty with a subtropical low which looks to move down from the South Pacific midweek. This could produce some significant weather for farmers in regions such as Hawkes Bay and Gisborne where the biggest impact could be felt. ^KL

There is still large uncertainty with a subtropical low which looks to move down from the South Pacific midweek. This could produce some significant weather for farmers in regions such as Hawkes Bay and Gisborne where the biggest impact could be felt. ^KL
There is still large uncertainty with a subtropical low which looks to move down from the South Pacific midweek. This could produce some significant weather for farmers in regions such as Hawkes Bay a...
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MAY
09
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After some cool starts to the days this past week, daytime temperatures are starting to recover around the country. Here are your maximum temperatures expected today, around average for most with a few places in the far south getting above average for this time of year. ^KL

After some cool starts to the days this past week, daytime temperatures are starting to recover around the country. Here are your maximum temperatures expected today, around average for most with a few places in the far south getting above average for this time of year. ^KL
After some cool starts to the days this past week, daytime temperatures are starting to recover around the country. Here are your maximum temperatures expected today, around average for most with a fe...
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MAY
09
0

Satellite imagery showing the different layers of cloud affecting New Zealand this morning. Stratocumulus affecting the southern North Island and west coast of the South Island. While areas inland the central North Island and the upper South Island show stationary valley fog. ^KL

Satellite imagery showing the different layers of cloud affecting New Zealand this morning. Stratocumulus affecting the southern North Island and west coast of the South Island. While areas inland the...
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MAY
09
0

@LegspinnerRach Great photo! ^KL

@LegspinnerRach Great photo! ^KLOriginal linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
09
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@weatherpaulg That's an amazing image. I'll be honest I'm not sure what it is right now but I will look into it and get back to you Paul. ^KL

@weatherpaulg That's an amazing image. I'll be honest I'm not sure what it is right now but I will look into it and get back to you Paul. ^KLOriginal linkOriginal author: MetService
MAY
09
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On this day in 1992: A cold southerly outbreak brought blizzards to ski fields for two days. Waiouru had its biggest snowfall (60 cm) since 1974. The Hermitage had 25 cm of snow, and Arthur’s Pass 16 cm. Snow fell to low levels in Otago and Canterbury. ^KL

On this day in 1992: A cold southerly outbreak brought blizzards to ski fields for two days. Waiouru had its biggest snowfall (60 cm) since 1974. The Hermitage had 25 cm of snow, and Arthur’s Pass 16 ...
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MAY
09
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Settled weather continues for most today. This means most Kiwis will see plenty of blue skies again today. This photo was captured by one of our forecasters here in Wellington this morning. A lovely sunrise image - do you have any of your own to share? ^KL

Settled weather continues for most today. This means most Kiwis will see plenty of blue skies again today. This photo was captured by one of our forecasters here in Wellington this morning. A lovely sunrise image - do you have any of your own to share? ^KL
Settled weather continues for most today. This means most Kiwis will see plenty of blue skies again today. This photo was captured by one of our forecasters here in Wellington this morning. A lovely s...
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