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Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

Issued by Weather Workshop on Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 11.00am

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

Situation: A low is deepening to the east of the North Island pulling a south to southeast airstream across much of the country north of Canterbury. Further south a ridge spreads east from the Tasman Sea. Tomorrow a ridge spreads over much of the South Island as southerlies continue to affect the North Island.
The ridge then moves north and a southwest change crosses the country on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday a high in the Tasman Sea starts to move east onto New Zealand.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO and TAUMARANUI: Showery today then clearing and becoming mainly fine tomorrow. Mainly fine on Tuesday but showers developing on Wednesday. A mix of cloud and fine breaks on Thursday with a few showers clearing.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA and TAUPO: A few showers today. Becoming fine tomorrow and remaining fine on Tuesday. Showers returning on Wednesday then fine again on Thursday.

TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, WANGANUI and MANAWATU: Showery today then becoming fine tomorrow. A few cloudy periods on Tuesday with showers returning on Wednesday. Becoming mostly fine on Thursday.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Showery today. Showers clearing from the south tomorrow. Mainly fine Tuesday then showers and southwesterlies spread north on Wednesday. A few showers clearing on Thursday.

WELLINGTON: Rain easing to showers today. Showers clearing and becoming fine tomorrow and mainly fine on Tuesday. A few showers developing on Wednesday. Morning showers clearing on Thursday.

NELSON: Becoming fine today and remaining fine through until Tuesday. A few showers on Wednesday then clearing and mainly fine again on Thursday.

MARLBOROUGH and CANTERBURY: Becoming fine south of about Ashburton today. A few showers remain further north. Becoming fine everywhere tomorrow. Fine at first on Tuesday but showers and southwesterlies spread north after dark. Showers clearing from the south on Wednesday then mostly fine on Thursday.

BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Mostly fine today and tomorrow but a few showers developing about Fiordland on Monday night. On Tuesday, rain south of the glaciers, spreading north after dark. A few showers clearing on Wednesday and mainly fine on Thursday.

OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Mostly fine today but for a few cloudy periods near the coast. Cloud increasing about the south coast tomorrow otherwise fine. A few showers spread from the west on Tuesday along with a southwest change. Coastal showers on Wednesday and Thursday but mainly fine inland.

CHATHAM ISLANDS: Rain and strong northerlies today. Rain easing to showers tomorrow. A few cloudy periods on Tuesday then showers and southwesterlies on Wednesday. Further showers on Thursday with cool southwest winds.


(c) Copyright Weather Workshop Limited 1999

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