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Another Winter Storm On The Way

Another Winter Storm On The Way - 18 July 2017

MetService News Release
19 July 2017

Another Winter Storm On The Way

A broad low with a series of fronts is set to sweep over New Zealand during the next few days bringing rain, snow and strong winds. During Thursday a strong, moist northerly flow brings rain to much of the North Island, with the potential for heavy falls for the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne areas. The low then crosses the South Island during Friday, and the risk of heavy rain extends over southern and eastern areas , falling as snow over higher inland parts. The low then departs the country to the east during Saturday afternoon, and we see an improving trend for the second half of the weekend.

“We have a Severe Weather Watch in place for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty for very strong northeast winds from Thursday afternoon, and some exposed parts may see gusts of 100km/h towards evening”, MetService meteorologist Robert Kerr said. “Also, thunderstorms are forecast for the Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions from Thursday afternoon, and there is a potential for some of them to bring localised downpours and very strong winds”, Kerr went on to say. Up to date details about the MetService thunderstorm forecasts can be found at http://info.metraweather.com/e/60812/warnings-thunderstorm-outlook/ddxv3q/571467685.

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