The winter fogs return

Following a foggy start to the day here in Wellington, I thought I’d see what the MODIS imagery from NASA looked like. Not surprisingly, there was a lot of fog and low cloud around – especially over the South Island under a ridge of high pressure, and luckily, a “Terra” satellite pass captured the South Island beautifully at 10:30am this morning.

Firstly, here’s Otago and South Canterbury, including the Mackenzie Basin, with extensive low cloud or fog in many valleys and basins (at 500m resolution),

Further north, and at a higher resolution of 250m, here’s part of Buller and northern Westland,

again with low cloud or fog right up through the Grey Valley and Buller Gorge, also in many of the valleys in North Canterbury inland and north of Hanmer Springs.

If you want to see the full high resolution (250m) image covering the lower half of the North Island and all of the South Island, click through to this page on the MODIS website (the full image is 5416×8120 pixels with a filesize of 8.1MB). Enjoy!


About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

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