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

 

Heavy rain about the Alps and and eastern headwaters

25 March 2019


Significant heavy rain about the Alps and and eastern headwaters

On Monday and Tuesday significant amounts of rain are forecast for the west of the South Island, including the headwaters of the Canterbury and Otago Lakes and Rivers. MetService Meteorologist Andy Best comments, “An exceptional amount of rain is forecast for these areas during today and Tuesday, which could lead to flooding and slips.”

A strong northwest flow covers the South Island ahead of an active front over the Tasman Sea. This front moves over southern New Zealand on Tuesday and is preceded by a period of gusty northwest gales for some areas.

The front which brings the rain to the South Island is forecast to move through on Wednesday, with a much cooler southwest change in its wake, resulting in lower overnight temperatures for the South Island on Thursday morning.

Gales are also forecast for southern and eastern parts of the South Island, as well as central New Zealand, with numerous Watches and Warnings in place from Wellington and Wairarapa southwards. People need to be aware this is a significant event, and to visit www.metservice.com for the up-to-date forecast information on Warnings and Watches.

A brief ridge of high pressure builds over the South Island on Thursday, bringing light winds and clear skies overnight. Friday morning looks cooler still, with dawn temperatures around 6C in the south.

Much of the North Island is expected to stay warm this week, due to a persistent northerly flow over the upper North Island. Auckland maximum temperatures are expected to hover between 24 and 25C, and overnight minima in the mid to high teens

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Up 0.5% In June Quarter: Services Lead GDP Growth

“Service industries, which represent about two-thirds of the economy, were the main contributor to GDP growth in the quarter, rising 0.7 percent off the back of a subdued result in the March 2019 quarter.” More>>

ALSO:

Pickers: Letter To Immigration Minister From Early Harvesting Growers

A group of horticultural growers are frustrated by many months of inaction by the Minister who has failed to announce additional immigrant workers from overseas will be allowed into New Zealand to assist with harvesting early stage crops such as asparagus and strawberries. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Giant Fossil Disoveries: Scientists Discover One Of World’s Oldest Bird Species

At 62 million-years-old, the newly-discovered Protodontopteryx ruthae, is one of the oldest named bird species in the world. It lived in New Zealand soon after the dinosaurs died out. More>>

Rural Employers Keen, Migrants Iffy: Employment Visa Changes Announced

“We are committed to ensuring that businesses are able to get the workers they need to fill critical skills shortages, while encouraging employers and regions to work together on long term workforce planning including supporting New Zealanders with the training they need to fill the gaps,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. More>>

ALSO:

Marsden Pipeline Rupture: Report Calls For Supply Improvements, Backs Digger Blame

The report makes several recommendations on how the sector can better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident. In particular, we consider it essential that government and industry work together to put in place and regularly practise sector-wide response plans, to improve the response to any future incident… More>>

ALSO: