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Guy Fawkes weather to be a fizzer?

Weather conditions for Guy Fawkes 2011 may not be so ideal this year predicts  A large storm in the Southern Ocean is expected to fire up a number of fronts and create a strong westerly flow across the country for possibly several days.

The weather news authority predicts the windier weather will arrive mid way through next week and last until the following week.

While the centre of the storm isn’t currently expected to touch land, remaining well south of New Zealand, the size of the predicted system means all of New Zealand should be caught up in the wind and rain at some point.

“It’s too early to know specifically what conditions will be like on Saturday evening, November 5th, but we do expect windy and wet weather around New Zealand starting in the deep south on the Wednesday the 2nd and possibly not clearing the country until the following Tuesday, November 8th” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan. will be closely watching the models and will update again next week once we have a clearer picture.

– Homepage image / Jo Ottey



kiwitrucker on 28/10/2011 12:12am

Hi there, Any chance you could tell me what weather will be doing in Thames on 6th Nov, Sunday.
as we have wedding on down there

WW Forecast Team on 28/10/2011 12:58am

Still a very long way out but at this stage it looks like sou’westers and perhaps a shower or two (40% chance according to the long range data).   


– WW

Party pooper on 27/10/2011 6:27pm

While I love public fireworks displays, neighbourhood ones scare the dogs, keep the kids awake, and start fires.

Guest on 27/10/2011 9:13pm

I agree, public displays are great but wish they would ban the sale of them to the public already.

Just too many idiots that misuse them. Wouldn’t be so bad if they were only used on guy fawkes night but too many people store them up and let them off every night for weeks after guy fawkes, the clowns that think its funny to let them go at 3am every night…

Zelda Wynn on 27/10/2011 9:46pm

The misuse of fireworks is rampant. It is interesting to note that the sale of fireworks is confined to 2-5 November. Yeah Right!

Craig on 27/10/2011 6:26pm

Do some people actually still do Guy Fawkes?

Phil, what is your outlook for the Auckland Marathon this Sunday morning 30th Oct??

WW Forecast Team on 28/10/2011 12:59am

Cloudy skies, low risk of a shower, could be a bit humid too (around 85% in the morning, only easing back to about 65% in the afternoon, so that will add a 2 or 3 degrees to the feels like temperature).  All the best if you’re in the marathon!

– WW

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