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

 

A Return To Winter

16-Sep-2005

A Return To Winter

MetService meteorologists are forecasting a stormy and snowy blast for New Zealand after the voting on election day.

"A depression is deepening in the Tasman Sea on Saturday, and is forecast to deepen even further as it crosses the North Island on Sunday," commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "To start with, a cool southwest change is forecast to sweep across the South Island late on Saturday afternoon.

As the depression approaches on Sunday morning, strong to gale northerly winds are likely in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty. Then things may get stormy as the system reaches the Wairarapa Coast by Sunday evening, reinforcing the southerlies from Otago to the central North Island with the strongest winds in Wellington."

McDavitt went on to say that the timing of this cold southerly outbreak poses several problems. "Apple blossom has come early this year and is now vulnerable to the high winds. Sunday night will bring bitterly cold wind chill and some brief snow to low levels of Otago and Canterbury making life difficult for the new born lambs."

The depression is forecast to move away quickly on Monday, allowing heavy southerly or southwest swells to affect exposed coasts at the same time of the month as the spring tides.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Elsewhere:


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>