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Monday’s national forecast

Mostly cloudy over the North Island with breezy northerlies, the odd shower north of the Waikato and about Taranaki in the morning. Rain heavy and thundery at times spreads onto western areas around midday with winds tending a little more northwesterly. Rain eases later in the evening however continues to affect the Coromandel and the Bay Of Plenty at night. The east coast remains dry for most of the day with high cloud and breezy northerlies, some rain for a time later in the evening however.

Cloudy over the South Island also, rain on the West Coast and developing about Nelson early this morning with east to northeast winds.. It will remain dry in the southern reaches of Fiordland then clearing in northern areas of Fiordland around midday. Drizzle patches or areas of rain about Canterbury with southerlies developing this morning. Rain developing in Marlborough this morning clears later in the afternoon with sunny breaks increasing, northerlies tend gusty northwest later.

Drizzle developing in Otago by midday turning to rain in the afternoon more so on the coast, southeasterly winds. Fairly dry in Southland however there may be the odd drizzle patch at times from midday, southeast increasing. Snow flurries falling above 700m in these areas from afternoon.

Mild over the North Island today, high teen or low 20’s temperatures for most. The Bay Of Plenty and Central North Island will likely have high’s of 15 to 17 however. Mid teen high’s on the West Coast, Nelson and Marlborough. 11 or 12 in Canterbury and Otago however Southland will get 12 to 13 degrees.

WeatherWatch.co.nz

Comments

Paul Mallinson on 7/10/2012 11:35pm

Nothing mentioned in your “Today” national forecast about snow in Canterbury and Otago as implied by Phillip Duncan on the Farming Show this lunch time (by what wasn’t said). Letting listeners think good warning was giving by WeatherWatch.co.nz is patently dishonest.

WW Forecast Team on 8/10/2012 12:23am

Hi Paul.

Grasping at short straws there mate.  Perhaps being a full time MetService employee you’d be better spending your time (and our 18 million dollars of tax payer money) looking at the Auckland rain radar that you refuse WW access to, because all day (and right now) you’ve been warning Aucklanders of rain with heavy falls despite it being cloudy and mostly dry here – and looking that way all afternoon.  I am stunned you would waste your time with something so petty, especially when you’re wrong and especially when your large organisation has its eye off the ball in our largest market with 1.5 million people. 

But returning to your point – we were warning of the cold snap in Canterbury this day a week ago (well before MetService) and again last Thursday and Friday on the Farming Show.  Maybe MetService are taking their direction from WeatherWatch?  It wouldn’t be the first time.

Philip Duncan

Paul Mallinson on 8/10/2012 2:03am

I am on days off and am entitled to a personal view.

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