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Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

Issued by Weather Workshop on Monday, 26 July 1999 at 11.30am

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

Situation: A southwesterly airstream covers the North Island today while a very cold southerly flow is developing over the South. This very cold southerly flow is expected to remain over the country until Wednesday. On Thursday a ridge moves onto the South Island while the southeast flow remains over the North Island. Friday sees the ridge covering the whole country bringing settled conditions.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI and TARANAKI: Cold and showery today with some hail possible tonight. Showers retreating to the eastern ranges tomorrow with mostly fine weather further west. Fine frosty weather likely for the remainder of the period.

BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA: Showers at times today and becoming colder. Morning showers clearing tomorrow. The odd shower in the east on Wednesday then mainly fine weather Thursday and Friday.

TAIHAPE, TAUPO, WANGANUI and MANAWATU: Showery and becoming colder today with snow to the central plateau later. Showers at times and cold tomorrow and Wednesday with snow to the high country. Becoming fine Thursday and mostly fine on Friday.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Showers spreading north today and turning colder with snow to the main ranges from tonight. For Tuesday and Wednesday, continuing cold and showery with snow about the ranges. Showers clearing on Thursday and mostly fine on Friday.

WELLINGTON: Showers becoming widespread today with snow lowering about the western ranges tonight. Cold and showery tomorrow and Wednesday with wintry southerlies and snow to low levels about the hills. Winds may reach gale in exposed places. Showers clearing on Thursday and mostly fine Friday.

NELSON: Fine today but one or two showers developing tomorrow. Expect snow showers about the eastern ranges today and tomorrow. Mainly fine and frosty from Wednesday through to Friday.

BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Any remaining showers clearing Today then mostly fine and frosty weather for the remainder of the period.

MARLBOROUGH and CANTERBURY: Showers becoming widespread this afternoon and evening with snow lowering about the ranges. Colder again from tomorrow with wintry showers and snow to low levels. Showers easing Wednesday but remaining cold. Fine and frosty inland on Thursday. About the coast, cloud and remaining showers clearing. Fine and frosty on Friday.

OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Wintry showers today with sleet and snow to low levels. Wintry showers slowly clearing from the south tomorrow. Becoming fine and frosty on Wednesday. Fine and frosty conditions likely again on Thursday and Friday.

CHATHAM ISLANDS: Showers at times today. Remaining showery tomorrow with colder southerlies developing. Remaining showery and cold from Tuesday until Friday with southeast winds.

END

(c) Copyright Weather Workshop Limited 1999

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