What a week it has been weatherwise.
When there is an ash cloud, you have to take extra precautions
WMO TURNS SIXTY
Written by Bob McDavitt, Meteorologist
The last week in January 2010 will be remembered by many over the central North Island for the frequent thunderstorms that developed in the afternoon, often lasting well into the evening. Conditions changed little during the week with a slack pressure gradient over the North Island allowing afternoon sea breezes to combine with abundant low level moisture, triggering heavy showers and thunderstorms inland. Many of these storms were slow moving, prompting a number of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings as radar detected torrential rain and hail in some cells.
Written by Ross Marsden, Meteorologist
One way of defining summer in NZ is calling it the three months December, January and February. By that definition we have just passed the half-way mark. What has the weather been like at your place so far this summer?
Feels like temperature, to the nearest degree, gives an idea of how cool or warm the air feels to us.