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

 


A fine weekend but the tropics visit next week

A fine weekend but the tropics visit next week

The cool and breezy weather that has moved up the country will gradually fade away as the weekend begins.

MetService Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented,"This will be a decent weekend for outdoor plans with good fine spells, but a bit of wet weather will creep into the far south for the second half of the weekend."

The wet weather moving in across southern parts of the South Island during Sunday will come from another front moving up the country. It could briefly bring a few heavy bursts of rain to the far southwest along with strengthening winds across the alpine ridge tops.

The front will weaken as it moves north on late Sunday into Monday which should keep the weather mostly fine and dry for those celebrating an Anniversary Day on Monday.

A visitor from the tropics.

A tropical low, currently near the Solomon Islands, will gradually drift south into the North Tasman Sea this weekend. This tropical feature has a high expectation of becoming a cyclone later on Friday. It could strengthen slightly this weekend as it passes just west of New Caledonia, and will mostly likely weaken and decay as it moves across the cooler waters to the north of New Zealand by early next week. For the latest forecast track from the Fiji Meteorological Service, visit www.met.gov.fj

This significant extra-tropical system could then be poised to bring an elevated risk of heavy rain and strong winds to the North Island. As confidence increases, MetService will issue any necessary watches or warnings for areas at risk.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Brewing: Lion To Buy Cult Upper Hutt Brewer Panhead

Lion - Beer, Spirits and Wine (NZ), New Zealand's biggest beer maker, has agreed to buy Panhead Custom Ales from the family of founder Mike Neilson, its second such purchase of a popular craft brewer after the acquisition of Dunedin-based Emerson's Brewing Co in 2012. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra's 2017 Opening Forecast Below Expectations

Fonterra Cooperative Group raised its forecast farmgate milk payout for next season by less than expected as the world's largest dairy exporter predicts lower prices will crimp production and supply will pick up. The New Zealand dollar fell. More>>

ALSO:

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news