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Dry weather wins battle over weakening fronts

1st October 2018

Several fronts weaken as they move over New Zealand this week, resulting in plenty of fine weather for the first week of the school holidays.

MetService Meteorologist Stephen Glassey says a front delivering rain to the western North Island today should weaken as it moves eastwards on Tuesday, while another front weakens as it moves northwards over the South Island.

“This is followed by a spell of fine weather across most of the country, before yet another weakening front moves north over the South Island on Thursday and Friday.”

“The fronts moving over the South Island should bring some snow to the South Island ski fields that are still open for the school holidays.”

MetService is also monitoring a low pressure system that develops north of New Zealand on Wednesday.

“Current indications are that it will probably pass east of the North Island on Thursday and Friday without much impact. However, there is likely to be heavy rain and strong winds over the sea to the northeast of New Zealand,” says Glassey.

“While everywhere should get spells of fine weather this week, the best place to be from Tuesday is probably the central North Island. Taupo and New Plymouth are set to see a fairly settled week of weather,” he concludes.


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