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


Winter Ending On A High


Winter Ending On A High

The month of September marks the start of spring and this year, as August ends, a large high pressure system is slowly crossing central New Zealand. This is bringing sunny spring-like conditions to see off winter.

"We have had more than our normal share of highs over the past two months," commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "This has led to some areas having a winter drought, especially around Auckland and Kapiti and between Marlborough and Otago. This has been good for the construction industry and not so good for grass-growth."

McDavitt went on to say that this week's high is different. "It has been further south than normal, taking a track across the Australian Bight and then onto central New Zealand.

This is like that track of a November or December high, and not all of our spring highs will behave like it. The typical changing conditions of spring will soon be apparent with a cold front reaching the southwest of the South Island on Thursday and Friday, and a larger rain-bearing trough forecast to arrive over New Zealand by the middle of next week."


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news