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

 


Finally some rain later this weekend

MetService News Release
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013

Finally some rain later this weekend

The anticyclones that have dominated the weather over New Zealand for the past few weeks will make way for the first good chance of some decent rain this weekend.

Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented, "A combination of Cyclone Sandra's remains and an approaching trough from the Tasman Sea is likely to bring rain to most places by the end of the weekend, along with a spell of strong or gale force northwesterlies over parts of the North island."

How much rain falls in drought stricken areas will depend on how well the tropical air interacts with the approaching upper trough, as well as how quickly these weather systems cross New Zealand.

At this stage, it looks like the heaviest falls will be on the West Coast of the South Island with much more modest amounts likely over the North Island.

The expected rainfall will not be enough to make up the large rainfall deficits in many places but it will be a good step in the right direction.

The rain is likely to be followed by a period of showers on Monday as a cooler southerly spreads over the country. An anticyclone will move back over New Zealand later next 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 weather videos on MetService TV.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Statistics: Dairy And Travel Still Our Largest Export Earners

New Zealand earned $2.3 billion more from exports than we spent on imports during the year ended June 2015... total exports of goods and services were $67.5 billion, while total imports were $65.1 billion. More>>

ALSO:

Approval: Air New Zealand And Air China Launch New Alliance Route

Air New Zealand and Air China have today launched joint sales for a new daily direct service between Auckland and Beijing after receiving approval from New Zealand Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges to form a strategic alliance. More>>

ALSO:

Money Trading: FX Trader Jin Yuan Finance Warned Over Lack Of Monitoring

Jin Yuan Finance, an Auckland-based foreign exchange trader, has been warned over its lack of anti-money laundering processes in place in the first public notification by the Department of Internal Affairs. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Surge, Possible Peak: House Values Accelerate At Fastest Annual Pace In 8 Years

New Zealand residential property values rose at their fastest annual pace in eight years in August, pushed higher by overflowing demand in Auckland, which is showing signs speculators think it has reached its peak, according to Quotable Value. More>>

ALSO:

Cash Money: Reserve Bank Launches New $5 And $10 Banknotes

The $5 and $10 final banknotes were revealed at an event at the Bank in Wellington, and will start to be released from mid-October 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Truck Sales Booted: Commerce Commission Files Charges Against Mobile Trader

The Commerce Commission has filed charges against a mobile trader, or truck shop operator, claiming he obtained money from customers by deception and never intended to supply them with the goods they paid for. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news