It's all calm in balmy Palmy

00:36, Feb 17 2014
SUMMER IS HERE: A long lunch for some in central Palmerston North, as folks lap up the warm weather.

Palmerston North is New Zealand's place to be this week according to the MetService.

Bathed in glorious sunshine for all of yesterday and today, the warm weather, sunny skies and light winds would continue right the way through to Friday, MetService meteorologist John Law said.

Temperatures of 27 or 28 degrees Celsius were in the offing for the next five days at least, with the only reprieve for grass-growers coming from possible short showers on Thursday and Friday afternoon, he said.

But a balmy Palmy during the day also meant a balmy Palmy during the night, with tossing and turning likely due to high humidity, Law said.

"It's a bit of a sting in the tail of what is otherwise the perfect working week.

"The overnight minimums are in the order of 19C which when you think about last week, we would have loved daytime maximums like that.

"With the humidity that can be pretty uncomfortable for people trying to sleep."

Rain was possible on Saturday and Sunday but it was too early to predict the weather for the weekend with accuracy.


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