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


A Settled Start to the School Holidays

MetService News Release

2 October 2017

A Settled Start to the School Holidays

A more settled southwest flow lies over country today in the wake of a windy night which brought gusts of up to 135km/h to exposed areas of the upper North Island yesterday. Winds and showers ease today as a ridge begins to build to the north, while those living in eastern areas will already be enjoying the fine and generally warm start to the week.

“Looking ahead, the first half of this week remains drier and warmer (particularly in the east) than of late, giving many sodden areas across the country a chance to dry out - welcome news for farmers and growers across most of the country,” commented April Clark MetService meteorologist.

A front, bringing some cold air behind it, is forecast to move north up the lower South Island and onto central New Zealand on Wednesday and Thursday, keeping up the changeable spring-time conditions. Day-time temperatures are expected to drop by up to 10C behind the front in the east. Christchurch’s forecast maximum drops from 21C to 12C from Wednesday to Thursday as the southerly change moves through.

“Although this front is expected to bring rain ahead of it in the west and behind it in the east,” said Clark, “The rain is expected to be short-lived so shouldn’t put too much of a damper on outdoor activities for school kids at a loose end.”

Friday holds more uncertainty on the weather front with a low predicted to approach from the west, though is most likely to affect the country this weekend.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


REINZ: Market Activity And Prices Continue To Ease, First Home Buyers Start To Return To The Market

New Zealand’s winter property market continues its recent trend, slowing from the pace of sales and price rises of last year — properties stay on the market longer and median prices dip... More>>

FMA: Cigna Admits Making False And Misleading Representations
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited has admitted to making false and/or misleading representations to customers in proceedings brought by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) – Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko... More>>

Statistics: Retail Card Spending Down 0.2 Percent In July
Retail card spending fell $11 million (0.2 percent) between June 2022 and July 2022, when adjusted for seasonal effects, Stats NZ said today... More>>

ASB: Full Year Results: Building Resilience Today And For Our Future

In its 175th year, ASB has reported a cash net profit after tax of $1,418 million for the 12 months to 30 June 2022, an increase of $122 million or 9% on the prior year... More>>

Commerce Commission: Draft Determination On News Publishers’ Association’s Collective Bargaining Application
The Commerce Commission (Commission) has reached a preliminary view that it should allow the News Publishers’ Association of New Zealand (NPA) to collectively negotiate with Meta and Google... More>>

Heartland: Retirees Facing Pressure From Higher Cost Of Living And Increasing Debt In Retirement

Heartland has seen a significant increase in Reverse Mortgages being used to repay debt. Among the most affected by the increasing living costs are retirees, many of whom are trying to get by on NZ Super alone... More>>