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The Weather for Labour Weekend

16 Oct 2012

The Weather for Labour Weekend

"The strong westerly pattern over the country is expected to blow itself out over Labour Weekend," commented Peter Kreft, MetService's Chief Forecaster.

"The holiday weekend should get off to an unsettled start, with wet and windy weather finding its way into many places on Saturday as a trough rattles across the country," Kreft went on to say. "However, things should settle right down for most during Sunday, as the strong westerlies gradually leave us. Monday is still a bit far off to be too definitive, but is looking dry for most areas to begin with. However, there is the chance of rain finding its way into northern and western areas of the North Island again late in the day."

Before the weekend arrives though, New Zealand is set for another episode of strong westerlies. Severe gales are expected from inland Canterbury to about Hawkes Bay from later today through to early tomorrow, and gales should affect much of the North Island on Thursday. And until early Thursday, heavy rain is expected on the South Island West Coast and in the headwaters of Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers. Rainfalls in the Tararua Ranges may also approach warning totals.

Keep up to date with the latest forecasts and watches/warnings at Metservice.com or on mobile devices at m.metservice.com. You can also follow our updates @metservice on Twitter or watch the latest weather videos on MetService TV.
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