Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Running humid for the Auckland Marathon

MetService News Release
26 October 2017

Running humid for the Auckland Marathon

Settled weather continues over New Zealand this weekend, but for northern parts humidity is on the rise. A ridge of high pressure becomes slow moving to the east of the country, bringing down tropical air in warm northerly breezes.

“High pressures essentially bring two sorts of weather, which is what we will see this weekend”, explained MetService meteorologist Tom Adams. “Some places will get clear blue skies, light winds, and the chance of an afternoon shower. Others end up with ‘anticyclonic gloom’ – when moisture is trapped under the high, which causes cloud and humid conditions".

There will be cloud, humidity and the odd shower for much of the upper North Island, including the Auckland Marathon on Sunday.

Tom Adams continued, “By Sunday we see a flux of air flowing down from near Fiji, which will mean a sticky day for runners in Auckland. By the start time of 6am participants can expect temperatures of around 14C and 90% relative humidity in a light northeasterly. Throughout the day the air temperature will rise to around 20C, with the chance of a shower, but make sure to keep checking the forecasts for updates.”

In Wellington the four day Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championships will receive uncharacteristic light winds, although northerlies start to pick up on Sunday. In the South Island temperatures are also on the rise, but the northerly winds will have to traverse more land en route, and will have lost much of its humidity. Foehn heating will bring temperatures up to the mid-twenties by Sunday, with Invercargill peaking around 24C on Monday, not far off its October record of 25.6C in records stretching back since 1905.

Monday is also Anniversary Day for Marlborough, and the weather looks warm and partly cloudy. Although a few showers are possible, they are most likely over the Sounds, while Blenheim should be much sunnier with temperatures up around 22C. The high pressure becomes slow moving and forms a ‘block’, so continued calm weather and warm temperatures will stick around until at least the middle of next week.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>


Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>


RBNZ: Super Fund Chief To Be New Reserve Bank Governor

Adrian Orr has been appointed as Reserve Bank Governor effective from 27 March 2018, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>


ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>