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Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

Issued by Weather Workshop on Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 11.00am

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

Situation: A ridge of high pressure moves onto the South Island today. Tomorrow 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. On Wednesday the high weakens as an active front approaches the South Island from the Tasman Sea.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, TAUPO, WANGANUI and MANAWATU: Mainly fine today apart from a few cloudy periods in Wanganui and Manawatu. Mainly fine tomorrow but cloudy periods likely in the east from Coromandel Peninsula to Northland. Fine Monday but a few showers from eastern Northland to Coromandel Peninsula on Tuesday and Wednesday.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: A few showers today. Fine breaks increasing south of Napier. Tomorrow a few light showers about Gisborne, becoming mainly fine further south apart from a few cloudy periods about the Wairarapa coast. Mainly fine from Monday through until Wednesday but low cloud and a few coastal drizzle patches likely morning and night.

WELLINGTON: Showery today with southerlies then becoming fine tomorrow. Mainly fine from Monday through until Wednesday.

NELSON: Mainly fine today and remaining fine through until Wednesday. Frosty at night in sheltered places.

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

MARLBOROUGH and CANTERBURY: Showers becoming confined to the Coast from Banks Peninsula northward today. Mostly fine and frosty Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday high cloud increasing but remaining dry. Rain about the alps on Wednesday with falls spreading further east at times.

OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Mainly fine inland today. Cloud and remaining showers clearing from the coast. Mainly fine tomorrow and Monday. About the Southland coast, cloudy periods. A few showers developing about the western ranges on Tuesday with high cloud developing. High cloud thickening on Wednesday with patchy rain about western areas.

CHATHAM ISLANDS: A few showers today. A mix of cloud and fine breaks tomorrow. Cloudy at times on Monday and Tuesday with westerly winds. Cloudy periods on Wednesday with a few drizzle patches morning and night.

(c) Copyright Weather Workshop Limited 1999

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