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Quite settled start but changeable later

As we creep into midwinter, temperatures for the early part of the week continue on a cool theme with chilly nights, some frosts too and coolish days.

Later in the week, temperatures may lift a little as northerlies freshen in some exposed places but with it, some rain may be more than a distinct possibility.

To begin with, some cloud and a shower or two may continue to cling onto a few eastern districts over the next couple of days but elsewhere it’s looking pleasantly sunny.

By Thursday, cloud is likely to build in the west with the chance of some showers forming in western areas of the mainland.

Friday sees that pattern continuing but rain moving into the picture in a number of western regions with a little spillover possible in Canterbury, Otago and Southland by later on Friday.

At this stage, the weekend is looking like a mixed bag with fine spells but showers or rainy periods over much of the nation. 


Tony on 22/06/2009 1:14am

So you guys aren’t agreeing yet that there is a major weather bomb coming for the country next weekend?

WW Forecast Team on 22/06/2009 1:19am

We’re very closely watching the computer models but unlike other systems that we’ve accurately called more than a week in advance this one still doesn’t seem too certain.  We should have a much better idea this evening and tomorrow in our next two data runs.  Either way, we’re getting increasingly confident of heavy rain across northern and western facing regions of both islands this weekend.

As to whether or not it’s a weather bomb (Dropping 24hPa in 24 hours) that remains uncertain.

We’ll keep you up to date!


The WeatherWatch team

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