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Weather Workshop Five Day Forecast

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

Situation: A persistent high east of the country is expected to drift
slowly away over the next few days while extending a ridge toward the
upper North Island. Northwesterlies should strengthen tomorrow over
South Island areas ahead of a Tasman Sea trough which is likely to
approach from the west early Monday. During Tuesday and Wednesday
the trough is expected to become slow moving over New Zealand and
become quite complex.


NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA
and TAUPO: Fine today and tomorrow apart from cloudy periods. A
good deal more cloud about Monday with freshening northeasterlies.
Showers spreading to most places Tuesday then rain at times during
Wednesday. Rain easing to showers from the west later, winds
turning southwest.

WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, WANGANUI and
MANAWATU: Mainly fine conditions thru to the end of the weekend.
Monday sees rather cloudier skies with a few drizzle patches in
the west from Taranaki south at night. Drizzly rain with
northwesterlies Tuesday. More persistent and widespread rain
Wednesday then easing to showers later with winds turning south
or southwest.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Settled dry conditions
expected thru to Tuesday with northwesterlies freshening by
then. Wednesday sees a period of rain in most areas, colder
southerlies working into Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay later.

WELLINGTON: Today a mix of fine and cloudy periods today then
cloudier tomorrow with stronger northerlies. Cloud and windy
again Monday with drizzle developing. Outbreaks of rain Tuesday,
northerlies easing. More persistent rain Tuesday and colder with
southerlies developing.

NELSON: Mainly fine today and tomorrow. Cloud increasing Monday
with late drizzle. A period of rain during Tuesday with
northerlies. Rain areas clearing Wednesday, winds turning
southwest.

MARLBOROUGH and CANTERBURY: Fine thru to the end of the weekend
apart from areas of low cloud about Banks Peninsula and patchy
high cloud tomorrow. Monday sees extensive upper cloud with
rain later to the Alps. Rain reaching most places Monday. During
Tuesday skies slowly clearing from the south about Canterbury
but further north patchy rain persisting.

BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Cloudy with drizzly rain south
of the glaciers spreading further north tomorrow. Widespread rain
likely Monday with heavy falls south of Hokitika. Rain easing to
showers Tuesday then clearing about the fiords. Remaining showers
clearing from Westland and Buller Wednesday, mainly fine elsewhere.

OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Some coastal cloud today otherwise fine.
Cloudier tomorrow with a few falls of rain later near the western
ranges. Rain spreading to most places from the west Monday in
northwest conditions. Tuesday sees rain clearing but remaining
rather cloudy. Drizzle areas later along the south coast and about
Stewart Island. On Wednesday cloudy in the south again but inland
becoming mainly fine.

CHATHAM ISLANDS: Mostly cloudy thru to Tuesday with
strengthening northwesterlies from Monday. Rain becoming
persistent Wednesday.

(c) Copyright Weather Workshop Limited 1999


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