Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Calm Start with a Wet & Windy End this Weekend

Calm Start with a Wet & Windy End this Weekend - 12 July 2018

MetService meteorologists are forecasting a settled, calm end to the week, with a cool start to Fridaymorning set to contrast with this weekend’s weather. A significant weather system moves over the country in the latter half of the weekend, bringing strong northeasterly winds and heavy rain, with possible downpours to northern and western regions of the country.

A high-pressure system gives a dry start to the weekend for much of New Zealand, with a few showers for northern and western coastal areas. This continues into Saturday, with the approaching trough increasing the winds over New Zealand.

“The northeasterly winds set up over the country during Saturday,” says MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes, “so temperatures will warm up across the country. This will be most noticeable in the mornings, especially compared to the cool start to Friday.”

A significant band of rain then approaches the country, setting in late on Saturday for the Far North and bringing gusty northeasterly winds to that region.

“The highest impact from the weather feature is expected on Sunday through into Monday,” explains McInnes. ”The upper North Island, in particular from Northland through Auckland and Bay of Plenty to the ranges of Gisborne, and the West Coast of the South Islands are set to face the brunt of the weather, while eastern areas of the South Island end the weekend on a dry but cloudy note.”

This means periods of rain, possibly heavy at times with downpours possible, and strong, gusty northeasterly winds for those exposed to the northeasterly flow, with the Nelson region also seeing some large rain accumulations. This weekend Auckland and northern areas will have king tides coinciding with the bad weather so there is a concern of associated coastal inundation. Please take advice from your local council in this matter.

“As the front continues moving southeast on Monday, the wet weather will drift across much of the country, clearing up behind it,” McInnes says, adding “this has the potential to be a significant weather event, so it pays to stay up to date with the latest severe weather information and keep safe.”

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

West Coast PGF Announced: Kickstart For Ports, Rail, Town

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is backing the West Coast with initial investment in projects that could lift the region’s productivity potential and future-proof its economy.
The PGF government will invest $625,000 in four feasibility studies for proposals that would boost tourism, increase transport resilience and generate employment opportunities.


Moving On: Flavell Leaves Māori Party TO Lead Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

The Māori Party congratulates Te Ururoa Flavell on his appointment as Kaiurungi - Chief Executive Officer of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and thanks him for his many years of service, support and aroha for the Māori Party, its kaupapa, and for communities across Aotearoa. More>>


IPCA On 2016 Armed Offenders Response: 'Serious Failings' Put Officers At Risk

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the tactical decision-making and control and command exercised by Police in response to shots fired near Kawerau on 9 March 2016 was highly flawed and placed Police officers at risk. More>>


Mental Health: National Offers Cross-Party Action

National is not prepared to let the Government park the mental health needs of Kiwis while it holds an inquiry, and has offered to work together to improve New Zealand’s mental health services both immediately and longer term, Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. More>>


Extradited To Deportation: 'Justice Not Served' In Australia Muddle

A number of New Zealanders who have been extradited to Australia to face charges - only to be sent back here or put in immigration detention centres - is concerning, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. More>>

ASMS: Syphilis Deaths Highlight Need For Proper Resourcing

“The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services... This should not be happening in a quality first-world public health care system like New Zealand’s.” More>>


'Don't Mess This Up': Youth Message On Zero Carbon Act

The young New Zealanders credited with driving momentum for a Zero Carbon Act have formally handed over their submission on the proposed law to MPs from the Labour, Green and National parties. More>>





Featured InfoPages