The beaches of Auckland have been busy today and the good weather is expected to continue until Sunday at the last minute.
A similar weather forecast was forecast for Waikato and Northland, MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes said.
According to University of Otago professor of public health Nick Wilson, those who are still in level 3 regions should not shy away from a trip to the beach, as long as social distancing is maintained.
He said all evidence suggested that the Covid-19 struggled to spread outdoors because it dispersed rapidly outdoors and struggled to survive under ultraviolet light.
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“Science is pretty clear that being outside isn’t really a problem,” he said.
“There were possible suggestions that people in New South Wales in an outdoor setting (I think a beach) had been involved in the transmission, but it seems so rare that I think the benefits to mental health and health physics of doing things away from home really do is fine. “
The same did not happen for concerts such as people who were crowded and air movement was limited, Wilson said.
“The real concern is the indoor environments,” he said.
On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson urged people to follow the rules of alert level 3 and said meetings in homes were to blame for an increase in cases.
Scattered clouds but almost fine
McInnes said it could be a little more cloudy on Friday and Saturday in Auckland as the winds started coming from the west instead of the south, but overall it would be fine weather until Sunday afternoon.
Later on Sunday, a low-pressure Tasman system is expected to ruin the party.
Temperatures were expected to fluctuate in adolescents from medium to high until then.
Northland and Waikato will see a similar climate, with some scattered but mostly good clouds.
“For both places it’s late Sunday when the next wet weather starts to show up,” McInnes said.
The north wind will leave Northland a little more exposed when the rains arrive on Sunday.