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Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

Issued by Weather Workshop on Friday, August 06, 1999 at 11.00am

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

Situation: A high in the Tasman Sea should start to push a ridge onto the lower South Island today. Tomorrow the ridge covers the South Island with a weakening south to southeast flow over the North Island. From Sunday till Tuesday the high lies over central New Zealand with weak changes moving over the far north and south of the country from time to time.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, TAUPO, WANGANUI and MANAWATU: Showery conditions gradually clearing from the south today. Mainly fine over the weekend but cloudy periods likely in the east from Coromandel Peninsula to Northland. Fine Monday but patchy rain developing from eastern Northland to Coromandel Peninsula on

BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA: A few showers clearing later today. Mainly fine through the Weekend. A few cloudy periods on Monday and some patchy rain developing on Tuesday.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Showers in most places today. Tomorrow, showers becoming confined to Gisborne with clearing weather in the south. Mainly fine Sunday through until Tuesday.

WELLINGTON: Showery today with southerlies then becoming fine tomorrow. Fine again Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

NELSON: Becoming fine today and remaining fine through until Tuesday. Frosty at night in sheltered places.

BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Mainly fine today through until Sunday. Rain about Fiordland Monday, dry further north. Rain spreading to most places on Tuesday.

MARLBOROUGH and CANTERBURY: Showers becoming confined to the Kaikoura coast today. Mostly fine and frosty from Saturday onwards but cloudy night and morning about coastal Canterbury. On Tuesday high cloud increasing with patchy rain developing about the alps.

OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Mainly fine inland today but showers persisting about the Southland coast and Stewart Island. Mainly fine tomorrow and Sunday. About the Southland coast, cloudy periods. On Monday, patchy rain spreading into Southland with high cloud elsewhere. Patchy rain to most places on Tuesday.

CHATHAM ISLANDS: Rain easing to showers tomorrow with southerlies. Further showery conditions over the weekend but by Sunday afternoon showers few and far between. Cloudy at times on Monday and Tuesday with westerly winds.

(c) Copyright Weather Workshop Limited 1999

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