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Big dry remains in Auckland, Northland despite tropical storms

Bone dry regions Auckland and Northland are in for at least another 10 days of dry weather despite tropical storms forming north of the regions. says large highs in the Tasman Sea are responsible for drawing out the dry weather, preventing any rain bearing lows moving towards New Zealand from the South Pacific.

“This happened just last week” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan. “A sub-tropical low bringing plenty of rain was pushed east thanks to the high in the Tasman, bringing no rain at all to Northland and Auckland”.

Mr Duncan says a current tropical storm near Fiji and another potential cyclone north of New Caledonia next week look like they’ll both miss New Zealand because of the strong highs. “While a tropical cyclone isn’t ideal for New Zealanders the significant rain fall, delivered properly, could be just what we need. However the big high pressure systems in the Tasman Sea are keeping the rain clouds away from the north”. says the highs are stronger than the lows pushing against them and believes the rest of March may well stay dry and mostly settled for northern New Zealand.


Guest on 12/03/2010 12:08am

had better order the water tanks in then 🙁

Andrew on 11/03/2010 11:06pm

Hey guys ok i dont mind the dry as long as the temps start dropping…… I hope it drops below 20c for good very soon…….


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