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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – January 11th

Jan 11th 2018 Today the weather is fine however a southerly change around midday brings a shower or two. All the main beaches will be nice for swimming this morning such as Oriental Bay, Scorching Bay and Lyall Bay. As we head into the afternoon Oriental Bay beach will be the best option as sheltered …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – Janurary 9th

Jan 9th 2018 Fine until evening, then cloud increasing. Northerlies developing in the afternoon and becoming strong in the evening. All beaches are pretty good for swimming today such as Lyall Bay, Oriental Bay and Scorching Bay. As we head into the afternoon the winds pick up a little so if you’re looking for a …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – Janurary 7th

Jan 7th 2019 Cloudy with a few showers, clearing this afternoon and becoming fine. Southerlies turning northerly this evening. The best beach for swimming today will be oriental bay as will be the most sheltered from the wind. In the evening Lyall Bay will be a good options as wind turns northerly. The Wellington water …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – December 28th

Dec 28th 2018 Weather is fine today with light winds. We have great beach weather for swimming all day today. Some of the main beaches to head to will be Oriental Bay, Scorching Bay and Lyall Bay for waves. The Wellington water temperature is rather cool (19°C) and the air temperature (18°C) Surf Lyall Bay …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – 27th December

Dec 27th 2018 Fine apart from morning cloud. Light winds. We have great beach weather for swimming today as not much wind and will be plenty of sun later in the day. Some of the main to head to will be Oriental Bay, Scorching Bay and Lyall Bay (South Coast). The Wellington water temperature is …

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Rain forecast for Wellington’s Christmas Day

Rain is expected to spread as far south as the Wairarapa on Christmas Eve, although Wellington should stay dry. But on Christmas morning the capital and the upper South Island can expect rain. The South Island is definitely the island to be on for Christmas day, and the further south the better. ‘Queenstown and Wanaka …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report

Dec 24th 2018 High cloud with rain developing overnight with light south east winds. The best beach for swimming today will be Oriental Bay as sheltered from the southerly. The Wellington water temperature is rather cool (16°C) and the air temperature (19°C) as the day goes on. Surf Lyall Bay has messy onshore waves this …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report

Dec 23rd 2018 Showers with a strong southerly change early morning, then clearing to long fine spells in the afternoon and winds tending lighter southeasterly. The best beach for swimming today will be Oriental Bay as sheltered from the southerly. The Wellington water temperature is rather cool (15 °C) and the air temperature becomes more …

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Christmas Day weather: What it’ll be like in your patch

New Zealand is a nation of weather watchers, and even more so on Christmas Day. Plans for Christmas dinner, camping, swimming and so much more hinge on the weather playing the game. So, without further ado, here’s a brief summary of what to expect: Rain in the north and dry in the south. NIWA meteorologist …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report

Dec 21st 2018 Cloudy periods in the morning. A few showers about the city, clearing mid morning and southerlies dying out. The best beach for swimming this morning will be Oriental Bay as sheltered from the southerly. As we head into the afternoon the southerly wind will die away making it nice beach weather on …

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Heavy rain and severe weather for rest of the week

The fine start to the week is expected to end with heavy rain drenching parts of the country from tomorrow onwards. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King As a complex low-pressure system makes its way over the country during the next few days, the MetService had issued severe weather warnings and watches for rain and wind …

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Despite the rain, garden water restrictions still in place

As heavy rain continues to batter Wellington, with a severe weather warning in place this morning, garden water restrictions continue in the region. Over 200mmm of rain fell in 24 hours overnight in the Tararua ranges, causing many Wairarapa rivers to run extremely high yesterday. There was surface flooding in some areas, and Dalefield School …

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Fire, rain and wind assail Wellington

Fire has engulfed a house in Lyall Bay, and rain and wind have caused ferry cancellations and flooding on SH1. Photo by Stevo O’Rourke Firefighters were called this morning to a large house fire on Hungerford Road, on the hills above Lyall Bay. Six fire appliances and a command unit are attending the scene. All …

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Continuous southerlies move Wellington closer to record

“I can’t remember continuous southerlies like this for ages.” Heard anyone say that? They’re right. Metservice forecasts that southerlies will persist over Wellington today, Monday, for the sixth day straight. This takes the capital closer to the record of ten consecutive days of icy southerly blasts that has held since May 1978. The strong winds …

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Ferries cancelled as severe weather warning continues

Severe southerly gales gusting up to 120kmh in exposed places have caused slips, flooding and ferry cancellations across the Wellington region. This morning’s 3:30am Interislander sailing of the  Kaiarahi was cancelled, as has its 9:05am sailing from Picton. The 9:00am departure of the Kaitaki from Wellington is still scheduled to take place. Passengers with bookings …

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