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More Rain Coming To The NorthEast

Issued by MetService at 12:30pm 19-May-2005

More Rain Coming To The NorthEast

During the last few days of torrential downpours, the MetService rain gauge at Tauranga airport measured 309 mm in the 24-hours ending 4pm Wednesday and a peak intensity of 58mm/hr at 10am on Wednesday. There is now a break in the clouds, but MetService meteorologists are forecasting another brief period of heavy rain for the northeastern part of New Zealand on Sunday.

"The recent downpours were caused by warm moist air converging onto the Bay of Plenty in an area of low pressure", commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "A new low-pressure system is likely to deepen over the north Tasman Sea on Saturday. This new system is forecast to move quickly across the North Island late on Sunday. Its associated fronts have the potential to bring another burst of heavy rain to Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty, and Gisborne, along with some squally winds."

McDavitt added that this burst of rain over the weekend should mark the end of the moist northerly flow, and next week's weather is likely to be dominated by westerly winds. Anyone concerned about these new developments can get the latest details from the MetService website and its severe weather outlook map.

ENDS

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