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

 

Labour Weekend Rain Statistics

25-Oct-2005

Labour Weekend Rain Statistics

The depression that moved over northeastern parts of the country brought near record amounts of rain. The Gisborne area received the greatest amount of rain with Hikiwai recording 350mm in the 36 hours to 10am on Saturday, and Te Puia Springs recording 340 mm.

Both these places had peak rain rates of 35mm per hour. Parts of Hawke's Bay to the north of Napier received over 100 mm during this event and parts of Bay of Plenty and Coromandel recorded up to 70mm.

"The high pressure region that arrived over Labour weekend is still bringing long sunny periods to much of New Zealand," commented MetService Weather Ambassador. Bob Mcdavitt. "It is now helping to dry out the affected farm lands. However this high has its weaknesses. Showers blossomed on Monday afternoon from Northland to the central parts of the North Island, and they are likely to occur again on Tuesday and Wednesday."

McDavitt added that it was a warm dry Labour Weekend for southwestern parts. "Fiordland and Westland have been having a drier than normal October, but all that may be about to change. The next front to move onto New Zealand is coming from the Tasman Sea. It is forecast to bring some heavy rain to Fiordland on Thursday and Westland and the Southern Alps on Friday, and then to weaken as it moves further onto New Zealand this weekend."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Govt Books In Line With Forecasts

The Government’s financial statements for the four months to 31 October indicate the books are tracking along with Treasury’s Budget forecasts, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Expert Reaction: Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area In Force

Sweeping new protections for Antarctica's Ross Sea will come into effect on Friday 1 December. After five years of debate, the marine protected area (MPA) was agreed in 2016 after a joint proposal by New Zealand and the United States... More>>

ALSO: