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

 


Rain and cooler days

MetService News Release
Monday, 14 Jan 2013 12:00 a.m.

Rain and cooler days

A slow moving front, currently lying across central New Zealand,will bring outbreaks of rain or showers across many places this week.

Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented "This rain could be heavy over parts of central New Zealand as a low slides across the middle of the country during Tuesday. In some places the rain will be welcome." MetService have issued a Severe Weather Warning for the heavy rain in Taranaki, the Tararua Range, Nelson and Marlborough and a Severe Weather Watch for Wellington and Buller.

The hot and dry north-westerlies will be absent this week, as they are replaced by cooler air in many places, especially across Canterbury.Parched paddocks in Canterbury could also receive some much needed rain from this system, although it is unlikely to be as much as occurs in the provinces further north.

A cooler southwest flow will then spread across the country later on Tuesday with the rain turning more showery in places. It will slowly turn drier and more settled in the north by the end of the week.

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 @metservice on Twitter or watch the latest severe weather video on MetService TV.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Housing: Affordability Drops 14%, Driven By Auckland Prices

Housing affordability across New Zealand fell 14 percent in the year ending November 2014, with Auckland’s lack of affordability set to reach levels it hit during the height of the global financial crisis, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report More>>

ALSO:

The Dry: Fonterra Drops Forecast Milk Volumes By 3.3 Percent

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, reduced its milk volume forecast for the 2014-2015 season by 3.3 per cent due to the impact of dry weather on production in recent weeks. More>>

ALSO:

Strike: Lyttelton Port Workers Vote To Escalate Dispute

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news