December 19, 2011

In most places, the weather for Christmas Day and Boxing Day is likely to be generally settled, mild to warm, and not very windy. Near the coast, daytime temperatures are likely to be in the low to mid 20s, with afternoon sea breezes. Inland, daytime temperatures are likely to be in the mid 20s, with little wind, but with the risk of afternoon showers over high ground.

“This year, the atmosphere’s Christmas present to New Zealand is an anticyclone”, commented MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt. “For about a week from Tuesday, the weather is expected to be settled in most places.

This looks like a decent spell for outdoor activities and for travelling around the country. However, the anticyclone may not be 100% dry because of the likelihood of some afternoon showers.”

Travellers are able to get the latest weather information for their journeys at or on mobile devices on

For further information please contact:
Bob McDavitt Weather Ambassador (09)377 4831

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