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Child Low May Be Punchy

Issued at 12:30pm 25-May-2006
Child Low May Be Punchy

A family of low-pressure centres has gathered in the Tasman Sea and one of them will move from the subtropics to the South Island on Friday. This offspring is forecast to bring wet windy conditions to various parts of the country on Friday and Saturday.

"The main rain band associated with this system will arrive firstly in the far southwest", commented MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt. "A heavy rain warning has been issued for the Westland Mountains south of Harihari starting tonight and spreading to Northwest Nelson and Northland by mid Friday. Soils are already saturated around Nelson and Northland from recent rainfall and these regions are now more vulnerable than normal to ponding and slipping, which may make travelling conditions difficult."

McDavitt added that the resulting combination of wind and rain may be a factor in our weather on Friday. "As the small tight centre swings by on its southward track, northeast winds may briefly reach gale force in Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula during Friday and over Taranaki and Nelson from late Friday to early Saturday."

The low-pressure centres in the Tasman Sea are forecast to scrum together on Saturday and move across Southland. "This is likely to bring strong and very gusty northwest winds to the eastern South Island and the Cook Strait area. The forecast for the SUPER 14 rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday evening is for gusty and dry conditions."


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