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Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

Issued by Weather Workshop on Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 11.00am

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

Situation: A low to the west of New Zealand is weakening as it moves east onto the country. Tomorrow the low moves further east out towards the Chathams turning the flow over the North Island westerly. A weak front within this westerly flow moves onto the country on Tuesday and a second more active front crosses the country on Wednesday as a new low in the Tasman Sea moves onto the
lower South Island. A disturbed southwest airstream covers the country on Thursday as the low moves away to the southeast.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI and TARANAKI: Showery for most of the period but with fine intervals at times. Gusty northwest winds turning westerly tomorrow. Showers turn to rain on Wednesday with westerlies turning southwest later. Further showers and cool southwesterlies on Thursday.

BAY of PLENTY, ROTORUA and TAUPO: A mix of cloud and fine breaks today and tomorrow with a few light showers, chiefly inland. Mainly fine on Tuesday but a few late showers developing. Rain developing on Wednesday with westerlies turning southwest later. Showers and cool southwesterlies on Thursday.

TAIHAPE, WANGANUI and MANAWATU: Showery today through to Tuesday with westerly winds predominating. Showers turning rain on Wednesday with southwesterlies developing. Remaining showery on Thursday.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Mostly cloudy today with patchy rain spreading off the main ranges from time to time. Showers about the ranges on Monday but dry further east. Coastal showers clearing from Wairarapa on Tuesday otherwise fine with gusty westerly winds. Patchy rain developing on Wednesday. Showers on Thursday.

WELLINGTON: Cloudy today with showers at times. Long fine intervals developing later. Cloud and fine breaks on Monday then showers after dark. Becoming fine on Tuesday then rain developing on Wednesday with gusty northerlies then easing to showers on Thursday.

NELSON: Cloudy with rain at times today, slowly clearing tomorrow. Mainly fine on Tuesday then rain developing early Wednesday. Remaining showery on Thursday.

BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Cloudy today with patchy rain, chiefly north of Westport. Tomorrow, rain developing in Fiordland with patchy falls elsewhere. Showers everywhere on Tuesday then turning to rain on Wednesday. Periods of rain on Thursday.

MARLBOROUGH, CANTERBURY and OTAGO: Rain to most places today with heavy falls about the Kaikoura ranges and North Canterbury. Rain clearing inland tomorrow but drizzle patches remain about the coast. A few coastal showers on Tuesday. Rain about the alps on Wednesday with falls spreading further east on Thursday.

SOUTHLAND: Cloudy with patchy rain today. Further rain tomorrow easing to showers on Tuesday. Rain spreading from the west on Wednesday then showers on Thursday.

CHATHAM ISLANDS: Outbreaks of rain today and tomorrow. Rain easing to a few showers on Tuesday and remaining showery through until Thursday.

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