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More stormy weather this week

The early spring weather pattern certainly isn’t going away this week with more windy, unsettled, weather on the way.

Today will see a slight breather with winds easing in many areas and skies clearing also.  However tonight another low will churn south of New Zealand bringing more gales and heavy rain to parts of the country.

By midnight tonight the next front will be lining up along the West Coast bringing heavy rain, with some thunderstorms possible.   Strong gusty nor’westers ahead of the front will spread eastwards across Southland, Otago and Canterbury and tomorrow further north into the lower and eastern parts of the North Island.

The gales may reach severe for a time Tuesday around the hilltops of Wellington and State Highway 2 over the Rimutaka Ranges.

Towards the end of the week some computer models are picking not only a large low south of the country but another one developing in the sub-tropics. 

It looks as though August will start off very mild, wet and windy right across the country with frosts unlikely to return this week either.


Dave on 3/08/2009 12:23am

It sure looks a bit ugly for the coming weekend if the computers are correct. Top of the north and east looks very wet and wild.

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