3 January 2013
A Warm Weekend
over New Zealand have generally settled down a little,now
that the storm of the last few days has abated. New Zealand
is under the influence of a ridge of high pressure today and
tomorrow, before westerlies return at the weekend.
weekend is likely to be warm just about everywhere,"
commented MetService Chief Forecaster Peter Kreft. "However,
in the east of both islands hot might be a better word, with
afternoon temperatures expected to be around the 30 degree
mark - and possibly higher - on Saturday and in some places
again on Sunday."
Monday sees a southwest flow over the
country, which should cool things down in most places.
"Beyond next Monday, it looks as though the westerlies will
continue for a few days," Kreft went on to say. "This may
again push daytime temperatures in eastern places into the
"Timing of weather events beyond Monday is
still a little uncertain," said Kreft. "If you are planning
outdoor activities, it will be important to keep up-to-date
with the latest MetService forecasts and any Watches or
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