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


Metservice Gives Santa A Mixed Bag

21 December 2005

Metservice Gives Santa A Mixed Bag

A period of fine weather with light winds is forecast for travellers setting off around the country on Christmas Eve.

"There are still a few more days to go with showery southwest or southerly winds," commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "Things relax nicely during Saturday. Then, for Christmas Day, everyone gets a mix of fine and cloudy conditions, and those in western and central areas also share in some wet stuff."

On Christmas Day a front is forecast to bring a brief period of rain to the west of the South Island during the morning and to central areas during the afternoon, and then to weaken to showers by the time it gets north of Taranaki later in the day.

"There is enough variety in the weather this summer so that holiday-makers may need to check the forecast daily," added Mr. McDavitt. MetService meteorologists are forecasting another front just after Boxing Day and then more settled weather for a few days. Unsettled weather may well return for the New Year weekend.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


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>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: 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>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news