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Govt forecaster looking ahead

The MetService have issued their weather prediction for the next couple of months and describe what type of weather patterns they believe the country will experience.

A neutral balance between La Nina and El Nino may give extra variability and variety in New Zealand’s weather, with only a weak controlling influence on our weather patterns from the Pacific Ocean.

Passing high pressure systems are expected to fade in the Tasman Sea and rebuild over or east of Chathams Islands. Some of these, when east of us, may feed a moist and mild northeasterly flow onto the North Island, enhancing any approaching fronts.

The Tasman Sea is now a breeding ground for low pressure systems. It is here that moist winds from the subtropics mix with cooling winds from the south, resulting sometimes in large depressions with several days of wind and rain. During these colder months of the year these systems bring mountain snow as well.

At times, deeps lows moving eastwards across the Southern Ocean are likely to push a burst of cold southwest winds onto New Zealand along with squally showers. believes changes in weather patterns are beginning to take shape with cold air arriving this coming week, with the far south of the country likely to see the bleakest conditions and frosts are likely to appear in some central and southern districts.


look_spanky on 12/06/2011 11:41pm

why did my criticism disappear? reminiscent of the fijian government around here

WW Forecast Team on 13/06/2011 12:28am

Hi there – feel free to post it again, we’re not sure what happened yesterday but several comments have disappeared from this post.  We’re more than happy to republish your comment.

Apologies for the technical bug

– WeatherWatch

Guest on 12/06/2011 6:01am

What happened to the earlier comments?

WW Forecast Team on 12/06/2011 6:22am

Hi there – absolutely no idea.  We’re looking in to it.

– WW

Guest on 12/06/2011 4:39am

You guys have it hands down over their forecasts. Keep up the grreat work!

Guest on 12/06/2011 12:42am


Met really do struggle dont they. Keep it up fellas 🙂

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