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Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

Issued by Weather Workshop on Monday, June 28, 1999 at 11.10am

The long range forecast from Weather Workshop for all of New Zealand to midnight Friday.

Situation: An intense anticyclone over the western Tasman Sea directs a cold southwest flow onto New Zealand. A cold front within this flow is expected to move off the North Island tonight. The high should then drift slowly eastward to be centred over the far north of the country by the end of the week. Westerlies are likely to strengthen about southern New Zealand from Wednesday onwards.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE and TAUPO: Showers affecting most places today Tomorrow mainly fine and frosty south of Hamilton but further north showers may persist especially from eastern Northland to Coromandel Peninsula. Fine conditions everywhere Wednesday. From Thursday onwards cloudy periods in the west from Waikato to Taranaki, also about the central plateau, elsewhere mainly fine.

WANGANUI and MANAWATU: Brief showers clearing today and fine and frosty tomorrow and Wednesday. Expect cloudy periods after that with light showers Friday along with westerly winds.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Showers affecting most places today then clearing from the south after dark. Tomorrow and Wednesday mainly fine. Fine weather from Thursday onwards with northwesterlies strengthening south
of Napier Friday.

WELLINGTON: Brief showers clearing today and frosty overnight. Fine tomorrow and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday a mix of cloudy and fine periods with gusty northwest winds. Also the odd shower possible.

NELSON: Fine frosty conditions for much of the period. Rather cloudy skies on Friday.

MARLBOROUGH and CANTERBURY: The odd shower clipping Banks Peninsula today otherwise fine and frosty up until Wednesday. Thursday and Friday sees dry weather with cloudy periods.

BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Fine frosty weather today and tomorrow but about the southern fiords light showers continuing. Patchy rain south of the glaciers Wednesday, cloudy periods further north. During Thursday and Friday cloudy with rain or showers in most places.

OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Cloud and showers persisting about the south coast today and tomorrow, fine and frosty elsewhere. Cloud more extensive on Wednesday with patchy rain about western Southland and Foveaux Strait. Rain or showers may become more extensive in the far south Thursday and Friday but elsewhere it should stay dry in westerly conditions.

CHATHAM ISLANDS: Cold and showery up until Wednesday with southwesterlies. Cloudy from Thursday onwards with just the odd light shower likely, winds from the westerly quarter.

END

(c) Copyright Weather Workshop Limited 1999

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