Saturday, 30 August 2014

Weather T3W7

Term Three, Week Seven

Goodbye Winter, hello Spring! Here is the weather brought to you by the Tamaki Primary News Team.

Monday 1st September:
Sunrise: 6:43 a.m
Sunset: 6:00 p.m

undefinedIt's not spring without a few showers in the morning! Chances of rain across Auckland is expected to rise and to drop throughout the day, big chances! Let us just be thankful the north easterly winds will ease down to a big, but still nice, 23 kilometres per hour. We might not see the sun clearly since cloud will probably block it, and the evening after may also be filled of clouds.

High: 15 or 18 degrees Celsius
Low: 11 or 13 degrees Celsius

Tuesday 2nd September:
Sunrise: 6:41 a.m
Sunset: 6:01 p.m

undefinedundefinedTuesday, unlike Monday, has a few showers, but will be having small chances of rain, probably 10% or 20%. Even with these types of chances, we still have 90% or 80% of the full day of no rain. Of course, there are showers, as said here, and a few clouds, with the evening being cloudy or clear. Light easterlies go up to about 19 kilometres per hour.

High: 17 degrees Celsius
Low: 9 or 8 degrees Celsius

Wednesday 3rd September:
Sunrise: 6:40 a.m
Sunset: 6:02 p.m

undefinedWednesday has a few showers in the morning or day, but will soon pass. We have only a 10% chance of having rain, but don't worry, 10% of rain means, 90% clear skies. Light winds reach up to 16 kilometres per hour as it goes into the night.

High: 16 or 17 degrees Celsius
Low: 13-10 degrees Celsius

Thursday 4th September:
Sunrise: 6:38 a.m
Sunset: 6:03 p.m

undefinedundefinedThursday is almost similar to Tuesday and Monday combined. It's overcast for us, with rain probably turning into rain as the day goes by. Winds are rising drastically, some gusts would go up to 37 kilometres per hour. Later in the evening, the gusts will ease down to a slow, yet fast, 18 kilometres per hour. At night, it will be partly cloudy, but, if there's a chance, clear, but if not, partly cloudy for the night.

High: 17-20 degrees Celsius
Low: 11-14 degrees Celsius

Friday 5th September:
Sunrise: 6:37 a.m
Sunset: 6:03 p.m

Chance of a
To end the school week, it is the same as Thursday, Tuesday, and Monday combined. Some sunshine with a few showers. Small but still high chances of rain, reaching up to 30% of rain for the day. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach up to 24 degrees in the daytime, but will ease down to a small 6 kilometres per hour.

That is your weather for your school week. Thank you for reading.

Images are not my own. Remember, in nearly every Weather Report, it is not guaranteed, nor will come true. If it is true, and the weather goes as planned, thank this report if you read this to check the weather. If it does not come to true, nor goes as planned, do not blame this report for not getting it right. This is a report made on behalf of the Tamaki Primary School News crew and team, and has been written by one of the crew, Willy. Thank you for reading this small text. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Slapped Cheek

There has been an outbreak of Slapped Cheek at schools in Auckland.

Slapped Cheek is a common childhood illness that affects children mostly under the age of 10. It causes bright red cheeks - like you've been slapped. It is a mild disease and most children experience only mild symptoms such as:

  1. Low grade fever
  2. Chills
  3. Headache
  4. Body ache
  5. Sore throat
  6. Diarrhea
These symptoms improve after 3-7 days and then a rash develops. It is spread by close contact, coughing, and sneezing, so encourage your children to cover their mouths when coughing and to wash their hands.
  • The rash starts with firm, bright red cheeks that are burning hot (hence the name 'Slapped Cheek')
  • A fine, red, lace-like rash then develops on the child's body, arms and legs
  • The rash may be itchy and may seem to fade away and flare up when the child is hot or upset
  • The rash usually lasts up to 2 weeks, but may last up to 6 weeks
  • Slapped Cheek is a virus so there is no specific treatment
Our school nurse suggests you keep your child at home because Slapped Cheek is infectious before it is diagnosed, and to provide:
  1. Rest
  2. Panadol to relieve fever
  3. Cold flannels to cheeks (comfort)
  4. Encourage oral fluids
It is important to avoid contact with pregnant woman in first trimester of pregnancy (can cause iron deficiency & miscarriage) and people who have a low immunity.

Call Healthline: 0800 611 116 - for more advice if required.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Weather T3W6

Term Three, Week Six

Monday 25th:
Sunrise: 6:52 a.m
Sunset: 5:55 p.m

Starting the school week off on Monday, it's going to be quite a sunny day for all of us in Auckland. Winds up to 11 kilometres per hour. Chances of parts of the day to be partly cloudy, but other than that, it will be a sunny day. No chances of rain for the whole day.

High: 14 or 15 degrees Celsius
Low: 5 degrees

Tuesday 26th:
Sunrise: 6:51 a.m
Sunset: 5:55 p.m

For Tuesday. The day starts cold, but ends sort of warm. It will be mainly fine, with some really, really, really light winds, or a breeze, possibly 3 or 5 kilometres per hour. Only some chance of rain in the evening, but besides that, a normal, almost windless day for us. 

High: 14 or 15 degrees Celsius
Low: 5 degrees Celsius

Wednesday 27th:
Sunrise: 6:50 a.m
Sunset: 5:56 p.m

Sam as Monday and Tuesday, it will start cold and end sort of warm. Wind speeds go up a little higher, such as 6 and 8 kilometres per hour. No chance of rain at all for the whole day. Yay! 

High: 14 or 15 degrees Celsius
Low: 5 or 9 degrees Celsius

Thursday 27th:
Sunrise: 6:48 a.m
Sunset: 5:57 p.m

Cloudy at first, but the clouds give way to sun on this day. No chance of rain at all for Thursday. The day also starts cold and ends warm. Clouds and sun arrive in the afternoon, but then that ends up as being cloudy or mostly cloudy for the evening. Easterly wind speeds go more higher now, as much as 13 to 14 kilometres per hour. 

High: 14 or 15 degrees Celsius
Low: 8 or 10 degrees Celsius

Friday 28th:
Sunrise: 6:47 a.m
Sunset: 5:58 p.m

Begins cold, ends warm. To end the week, it will be cloudy, morning and afternoon. In the evening a chance of some showers, and then showers overnight. Easterlies go up to more than 23 kilometres per hour, but will ease down through the afternoon and evening.

High: 15 degrees Celsius
Low: 11 degrees Celsius, or lower

There's the weather for the week. Enjoy your week!

Images are not my own. Forecasts may not be guaranteed, nor come true, nor even make sense. Other than that, these are the predictable outcomes for the week. Data collected from three sites or more, may or may not change throughout the current week. Words are from the author himself, Willy. Enjoy. 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Weather Report - Term 3 Week 5


We're halfway through the term! Hooray! Here's the weather by Willy.

Monday 18th August:
Sunrise: 7:01 a.m
Sunset: 5:49 p.m

undefinedThe weather for Monday is a bit odd than usual in the last month of Winter. Starting with cloud, then, ending with cloud. Wind speeds reach up to 8 or 9 kilometres per hour for some time in the day. A normal day today. No chances of rain, also.

High temperature: 14-16 degrees Celsius in the daytime
Low temperature: 8 or 9 degrees Celsius throughout the night

Tuesday 19th August:
Sunrise: 7:00 a.m
Sunset: 5:50 p.m

undefinedMoving along to Tuesday, it's cloudy for part of the day, with rain developing as it reaches into the afternoon, and overnight. North eastern winds start out soft at 16 kilometres per hour before noon, but will then push up into 27 kilometres and onwards throughout the rest of the day/night.

High temperature: 14-16 degrees Celsius throughout the day
Low temperature: 12 degrees Celsius overnight

Wednesday 20th August:
Sunrise: 6:59 a.m
Sunset: 5:51 p.m

undefinedOn Wednesday, we might have chances of a storm coming to our school, people, with periods of rain, but don't worry, the winds will go down to 13 kilometres per hour later in the evening.

High: 17 or 18 degrees Celsius through the daytime
Low: 10 or 12 degrees Celsius through the nighttime

Thursday 21st August:
Sunrise: 6:58 p.m
Sunset: 5:51 p.m

undefinedThursday. The day before the day before the weekend. Starting with a mostly cloudy morning, it will be clear for part of the day, well, mostly sunny throughout the day. Winds reach up to 21 or 23 kilometres per hour, making your evening a bit breezy.

High: 15 or 16 degrees Celsius
Low: 5 or 6 degrees Celsius overnight

Friday 22nd August:
Sunrise: 6:56 a.m
Sunset: 5:52 p.m

undefinedFriday! Friday! It's might be sunny on Friday! Though it may not be guaranteed, as said in previous reports, it could be sunny through the whole day, with no rain at all. South easterlies will reach up to 24 kilometres per hour, but will decrease as the day moves on. A nice way to end the school week, a sunny day.

High: 12 or 13 degrees Celsius
Low: 4 or 8 degrees Celsius

That is the weather for the school week. Your welcome.

Images are not my own. Results may vary.

Monday, 11 August 2014

'Perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun System' Report

Supermoon in New Zealand.

The perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun System, or in this case, the supermoon.

The moon filled our skies on Sunday night, and early Monday morning. It was the second of three supermoons to be with us this year. Across the world people have been staying up or watching to see the moon, as it was said to be the closest to earth in its orbit in 20 years, so it was not an opportunity to miss. Unless, you missed out.

What is a supermoon?
A supermoon is the coincidence between a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its oval orbit.

With this happening it has been claimed to be responsible for large earthquakes and tsunamis (the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami), but so far, there has been no evidence for this theory.

Some people around the world predicted the end of the world as the supermoon was coming, but don't worry, we're still here!

At exactly 6:25 in the morning, I saw the moon, bigger than before, after being informed from the news. With the sun shining on the other side, it looked magnificent.

Another time was about 5:45 earlier that morning, but I had missed that time since I had went back to sleep mode.

The next supermoon will occur on September the 9th or September the 28th, it's not certain but you never know! It may be happening right now (actually, it's not)...