Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


A Change In The Weather For Easter

21-Mar-2005

A Change In The Weather For Easter

Meteorologists at MetService are forecasting that a change to more unsettled weather is likely to arrive just before Easter. The weather pattern for the past four weeks has been dominated by high-pressure systems that have helped to keep the rain away from much of New Zealand. Fog problems in Wellington are a sign that the stagnant air is slowly becoming more humid, and this combined with other signs is pointing to an imminent change in the weather.

"In the past four weeks it has been dry around the North Island with only 7mm of rain measured in the Bay of Islands and 12mm in Paraparaumu", commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "This is all about to change. A low-pressure system is developing in the Tasman Sea and its rain clouds are forecast to move across the North Island and the Nelson area on Thursday and Friday, accompanied by vigorous northerly winds."

McDavitt added that this trough is likely to be followed by further periods of unsettled weather during Easter as cooler west to southwest winds bring intense showers into many areas. "The settled weather of the past few weeks can no longer be relied upon to last during Easter. Travellers will be able to get more up-to-date details from our website to help finalise their plans."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news