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Dry Spell weakening after the ANZAC dawn

Fri, 23 Apr 2004

Dry Spell weakening after the ANZAC dawn

MetService meteorologists are forecasting some welcome rain for the driest areas of the country early next week. The dry weather is likely to continue until after the dawn services on ANZAC day, and then cloud and rain should move onto western parts of the country early next week, with some of the rain reaching northeastern areas where it is most needed.

"Some parts of the country have not had any rain at all since the 8th of April", comments MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "These include large parts of the region covering Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, and Taupo, and a small area around Paraparaumu. The MetService weather station with the longest dry spell is in Wanaka where the last reported rain was on 5 April".

McDavitt says that the weather forecast is OK for ANZAC dawn services. "With a gentle northerly flow over the country it'll be a mild dawn, with temperatures of around 10 or 11 in Auckland and Wellington, around 8 in Hamilton and around 6 in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill".

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