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

 


A wet and windy Wednesday

MetService News Release
Monday, 07 Jan 2013 12:00 a.m.


A wet and windy Wednesday

A mostly settled start to the week is expected to give way to another bout of heavy rain and northwest gales by Wednesday.

"As an area of low pressure moves away to the east, a brief west to southwest flow spreads across the country, bringing some stronger winds and gales to Central parts of the country and exposed parts of Northland and Auckland" commented Ramon Oosterkamp, Manager Public Weather Services.

During Wednesday, a very active front moves onto the South Island accompanied by heavy rain in the west and about the Alps, as well as gale or severe gale northwesters in the east.

"The western and Alpine areas of the South Island may see another period of heavy rain, which may pose problems to those areas affected by the wet weather of last week" added Oosterkamp. Today, a watch has been issued for this event and will be upgraded to a warning when exact rainfall amounts become clear.

In the east, from North Otago to Wairarapa, northwest winds will strengthen during Wednesday, possibly rising to severe gale in many exposed places. "Temperatures will rise into the high twenties, and may exceed thirty for some to go with these blustery conditions", said Oosterkamp.

"If you live on the West Coast of the South Island, you can expect another period of wet weather on Wednesday, with some spilling across the alps into the headwaters of the rivers and lakes of Otago and Canterbury. Further east it will be a blustery and hot day" Oosterkamp went on to say.

More settled conditions are likely for the end of the week, as a new high builds over much of New Zealand.

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

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Season Ends: Is Whitebaiting Sustainable?

The whitebait fry - considered a delicacy by many - are the juveniles of five species of galaxiid, four of which are considered threatened or declining. The SMC asked freshwater experts for their views on the sustainability of the whitebait fishery and whether we're doing enough to monitor the five species of galaxiid that make up whitebait. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Smaller-Than-Expected Four-Month Deficit

The New Zealand government's accounts recorded a smaller-than-forecast deficit in the first four months of the fiscal year on a higher-than-expected inflow of corporate and goods and services tax. More>>

ALSO:

On For Christmas: KiwiRail Ferries Back In Full Operation After Quake

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are back in full operation for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake, with the railspan that allows rail wagons to be loaded on the Aratere now restored. More>>

ALSO:

Comerce Commission Investigation: Prosecutions Over Steel Mesh Labelling

Steel & Tube Holdings, along with two other companies, will be prosecuted by the Commerce Commission following the regulator's investigation into seismic steel mesh, while Fletcher Building's steel division has been given a warning. More>>

ALSO:

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Women's Affairs: Government Accepts Recommendations On Pay Equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news