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Confidence “not 100%” but rain “still likely” for northern NZ

As a frontal system approaches New Zealand still won’t 100% commit to saying the rain will be widespread and heavy however says good, but possibly brief, falls are still likely for Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty. says high air pressure quickly moving behind the low could limit rain fall amounts further north.

“We’re still pretty confident of rain but we’re waiting for the next run of computer models later this afternoon to lock in our predictions” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.

“One of the things working against us northern regions is that the centre of the low, where the energy is created, is going to drop south taking it away from northern New Zealand”.

Mr Duncan says regardless of how much rain falls it backs his theory that time is running out for the droughts.  “I still believe we’re going to see more of these rain bands and while each one on their own isn’t a silver bullet the combined impact of front after front will hopefully start to reverse the dry trend before the winter cold kicks in”. will have another update before 4pm including a detailed look at tomorrow’s thunderstorm risk.


Guest on 26/04/2010 3:15am

actually think I will cry if this weather system doesn’t give us a decent amount of rain LOL!

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