Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
License needed for work use Register

Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Pre-Christmas Rain


Pre-Christmas Rain

Periods of rain are likely over the coming weekend as a deepening low pressure system crosses southern New Zealand. MetService has issued heavy rain warnings as a frontal rain band closes in on the west and north of the South Island. The front is expected to weaken as it crosses the North Island during Saturday afternoon or evening.

"This rain is likely to accompany the pre-Christmas rush," said MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "South Canterbury, in particular, is very likely to have a period of wet easterly winds during Friday night and through Saturday as the low pressure passes by."

"The second cricket test against the West Indies in Napier may be affected by a cool southerly change on Sunday with a session of showers," added Mr. McDavitt.

Fine warm weather is forecast to return to New Zealand early next week and may continue over much of the country until Boxing Day. While it is early days, some computer models are indicating that a subtropical depression may bring rain to northern and eastern parts of the North Island on Christmas Eve.

MetService will be updating these forecasts as the big day approaches and people setting out for holidays should check the latest official forecasts in the media or from the website before departing.


Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

FMA: MAS To Pay $2.1M Penalty For Making False Representations

Following proceedings brought by the FMA, MAS has been ordered to pay a $2.1M penalty for making false and/or misleading representations to some customers. MAS admitted failing to correctly apply multi-policy discounts and no claims bonus discounts to some customers, failing to correctly apply inflation adjustments on some customer policies, and miscalculating benefit payments.More

IAG: Call On New Government To Prioritise Flood Resilience

The economic toll of our summer of storms continues to mount, with insurance payouts now topping $1B, second only to the Christchurch earthquakes. AMI, State, & NZI have released the latest Wild Weather Tracker, which reveals 51,000 claims for the North Island floods & Cyclone Gabrielle, of which 99% (motor), 97% (contents), and 93% (home) of claims have now been settled. More


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.