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

 

The hot, dry weather continues


11 February 2019

MetService forecasters are predicting a weak front to move northeast over the upper South Island tonight but it battles against high pressure as it crosses the North Island on Tuesday and weakens further as high pressure over the Tasman sea builds over much of New Zealand. The front provides little respite in the coming days for the hot, dry weather.

The general weather pattern over New Zealand out to Friday is expected to see warm to hot temperatures across much of the country. Te Kuiti has an average maximum temperature in February of 24.5C but it can expect a high of 31C on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Over central New Zealand, the Hutt Valley normally expects a daily high of 21.7 C in February, but on Monday and Thursday the temperature is forecast to rise to 28C and to 29C on Wednesday. Finally, in the far south, Invercargill normally expects a high of 18.6C this time of year, but today it is expected to be 27C and 28C on Wednesday. Temperatures in Auckland and Christchurch will also be slightly higher than average this week.

“For those in the Nelson region, rising temperatures Tuesday morning will result in a moderate afternoon sea breeze from the northeast,” comments MetService Meteorologist Andy Best, “The strongest winds so far during this fire event have been from the northeast during the daytime but MetService are forecasting a change on Tuesday evening with wind coming from the southwest and may gust 40 to 50 km/h at times overnight. Winds are expected to ease on Wednesday morning.”

A quick look towards the Tropics as there are number of tropical lows being closely watched by MetService meteorologists for potential development over the next five days. Although one of the low-pressure centres moves south tonight, it is not forecast to intensify as it passes well east of New Zealand in the next day or two.

ends



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Up 17.% In June Year: Fuel And Rent Drive Inflation

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.6 percent in the June 2019 quarter, due to higher prices for petrol and rent, Stats NZ said today. More>>

ALSO:

Services: Softer June Points To Economic Slowdown

Activity in New Zealand's services sector softened in June, adding to a picture of lacklustre economic growth. The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index fell 0.8 of a point in June from May to a seasonally adjusted 52.7. More>>

ALSO:

Incomings: Migration Remains High

Annual net migration was provisionally estimated at 50,200 (± 800) in the year ended December 2018 compared with 52,600 in the previous year, Stats NZ said. More>>

ALSO:

BusinessDesk: ComCom Files High Court Proceedings Against Westpac

The commission alleges the bank breached the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 by failing to provide key information it was required to give customers under the law. More>>