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

 


Winter's still around

MetService News Release
Monday, 04 Aug 2014

Winter's still around

June and July were very mild months, both experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures, thanks to the persistence of a northwest flow across New Zealand. The start of August has continued in a similar vein, with temperatures in Christchurch climbing to 22C on the 2nd, before the winds swung round to the south and the resulting temperatures in the city struggled to reach 8C on the 3rd. Later this week another wintry outbreak is expected to make its way across Aotearoa.

The east of the North Island is in the firing line for the wettest weather to start the week and MetService has issued a Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall in Gisborne and the Hawke's Bay north of Napier. Frosty nights return for regions from Waikato to the Central Plateau, as well as the South Island from Mondaynight. "Once again, the temperatures are likely to see-saw across the country," MetService Meteorologist John Law explained."After a frosty Monday night temperatures will recover slightly on Tuesday with a brief return to milder northwesterlies. However, we haven't seen the last of winter, a brief front moves northwards over New Zealand late Tuesday and early Wednesday while a more significant cold outbreak arrives towards the end of the week sending temperatures plummeting again, with more snow in the south," Law said.

Ahead of this cold outbreak, gusty northwesterly winds are expected for Southland, Otago and Canterbury, possibly reaching gale force. The MetService forecast team will continue to monitor the situation and may issue severe weather warnings. Once the cold southerlies get established, they are set to bring fresh snowfall to the skifields.

Keep up to date with the latest forecasts and any watches/warnings atmetservice.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.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news