Missed the first hour again. However, there kind words about Dan on the highlights.
Ali: You really delivered for us yesterday, what a stunning day.
Rawdon: Every day, Dan. Every day, mate. There's nothing but pure sunshine in our lives thanks to you.
After a piece about giant pumpkins, Dan mentions pumpkin pies. Mmmm.
He then goes on to claim that he's no good at baking. If the chocolate chip cookie recipe on his website is anything to go by, I beg to differ.
08:10 There'll be some decent spillover like a sponge, boom, against a wall, spilling over the Alps.
The accordion just squeezes in those stronger winds.
Missed the first hour. Again, shocking lack of real highlights (Dan) on the OnDemand 'highlights'.
Surprised to see even Kiwis harp on about the Great Storm of 1987. Earlier in the show, THAT clip of Michael Fish was shown to mark its 27th anniversary.
Before the forecast, Dan mentioned that he used to work with Michael at the BBC.
Still got a decent picnic day.
On Twitter, @HobelG pointed out that it looks like Dan had a halo:
Saint Daniel Corbett, patron saint of weather.
Couldn't write quickly enough to catch a Dan-ism about a 'big chap' on the forecast.
Wasn't paying full attention (gasp!), this first -ism possibly is about a high: Wiggling about a bit like a snake in the grass.
Big high is sitting there saying, 'h-huh, you can't come in.'
It's like having a big sponge and pushing it against a wall there, chmmm.
The high wobbles about again, a bit like doing a dance of sorts.
Missed the start of this one too:
Quiet, gentle chairs on the merry-go-round.
07:36 Good-looking day, whatever it might be; netball for the outside, maybe even a picnic.
That's the weather for now, now back to you two.
Let's all reach into the cupboard and grab the raincoat.
After yesterday's shock of finding the programme highlights (the clue is surely in the name) contained less Dan than I had been expecting, today I attempted to capture the forecast audio via the voice recorder on my phone. Managed to record the sound of the telly, Husband's coughing and me shuffling papers around. Another fail.
Rawdon: You may have already noticed this extra essence of style, panache, in the studio. Welcome, Dan.
Goes without saying: Everyone's probably glued to their TV screens (to watch the forecast).
Mother Nature literally having a bad hair day and throwing all the toys out of the pram.
It's not like everyone's dressed up like the Abominable Snowman.
Mother Nature tipping toys out of the pram saying, 'this is spring!'
07:10 Give the kids a sandwich and say, 'it'll be nice.'
07:36 Weather going vvv, up and down, like a roller coaster ride.
Without @ker_fuffle's video (embedded below), I would never have caught the following. After rugby news:
Rawdon: A man who knows more than most of us about how to tackle much larger men on the rugby field, Dan Corbett.
Dan: You know the joke ... they used to say if I stand sideways you can't see me [see pic]. Sam, he's a well-built bloke and I'm just a skinny old chap.
Things are nibbling round the edges, a bit like a piece of cheese and you nibble the sides here and there.
It's been quite a while since I last had the need to write down the Dan-isms correctly first (and only) time of hearing. Had banked on today's forecasts being on the OnDemand programme (oh BBC iPlayer, how I love thee). No.
As a result, many of these -isms may not be up to the usual verbatim standard. Was also often too busy writing to actually watch, so probably missed a lot of gestures.
Here are some selected snippets from an interview with Dan which originally appeared in the print edition of a TV guide in New Zealand.
Dan Corbett reigns again
Dan Corbett should know which way the wind is blowing. The man has dedicated his professional life to studying (and talking about) the weather, but even he is surprised by how quickly it can change in New Zealand.
"Mother Nature likes to play a card game with us, but she always changes the deck. You think she's playing with 52 cards, but she's actually got a few extra cards hidden in her sleeve."
Corbett is looking forward to spending more time in the controlled environment of the television studios, working alongside Jim Hickey as part of TVNZ's news and weather team.
It is taking Corbett back to his roots. He was a weatherman for the BBC for more than a dozen years, gaining a cult following for his colourful and occasionally eccentric phrasing. (UK band Cassetteboy's single Brackish Water consists entirely of snippets of his quips.)
"It's great being back in broadcasting. Once it's in your blood, it stays there," Corbett says.
"I'm excited about piecing all of the pieces together, and analysing the weather models and creating a story. Things are changing so fast with technology. Nowadays you can get a lot of information on your smartphone right down to the exact weather pattern hovering above your neighbour's house.
"When I started working at the BBC, some of my colleagues were still using magnetic symbols on a board for their weather graphic."
As well as a change in job, Corbett is also getting used to a change in weather: he moved from Wellington to Auckland last month.
Dan's debut on TVNZ's 6pm One News.
There are three forecasts on this programme; a brief update at 6pm before the headlines; a longer one at about 6.25pm and a detailed forecast at around 6.55pm.
High pressure: It's packing its bags, it's heading out the door.
Liked the weather reference in Wendy's introduction: The winds have blown in a new member to the One News family; Dan Corbett has joined our expert weather team.
Then, against a picture of a dog-walker at sunrise: For some of us it was a good-looking day to take the odd doggie out for the walk in the morning.
This Dan-ism alone kept me smiling all day: Milford jumps out like a blue beacon. Wrrk! Wrrk!
Lambs on the backdrop now: Even these lovely ones here, they probably are thinking, 'hmmm, there is some rain on the way.'
6.56pm The fine-looking weather over the past couple of days has probably been pretty good for the picnic baskets and the packed lunches, but put those aside and instead reach in the cupboard and grab those raincoats, they will certainly come in handy over the next couple of days.
He then goes on to compare a weather front to a garden hose (with gestures).
Keep an eye on Sunday, maybe put a few raindrops on the calendar [gestures doing so].
Simon: What a pro.
There's video of all 3 forecasts nicely merged into a single video, below.