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Gusty Thursday so hold off foreworks until Friday


Gusty Thursday so hold off foreworks until Friday

MetService meteorologists are forecasting gusty northwest winds about and south of Wellington on Thursday. These winds should ease away again in time for the main fireworks displays on Friday evening.

"The same low-pressure system that brought rain to the running of the Melbourne Cup is now crossing the Tasman Sea", said MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "The northwest flow ahead of this low is forecast to bring gusty conditions to the Cook Strait area and hot dry weather to eastern regions of the South Island on Thursday. Warnings for heavy rain have been issued for the mountains of Fiordland and Westland."

Conditions are expected to ease on Friday in time for the bon-fires and firework displays being arranged in most main centres. Drizzle or rain may linger on western hills from Taranaki to Westland and around the Marlborough Sounds.


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