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Rain On The Way For Some

A low is today developing off the west coast and is expected to drag in some rain tomorrow for a number of places across the country.

Tuesday is likely to be the wettest day of the week as the low and fronts move over the country – even bringing a little rain to the east coast where droughts are starting to form.  Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan says there will be some rain in Canterbury and Hawkes Bay but he doubts it will be much.  “It’s unfortunately moving in from the wrong direction – moving in from the west which means most of the moisture will be removed as it climbs over the ranges.  I expect a few showers or spots of rain but nothing substantial”.

Mr Duncan says some dry areas may see a brief return of green as the grass soaks up the moisture. 

Auckland and other northern and western areas should see some helpful rain for gardens and water tanks Tuesday with possibly another frontal system on Friday or Saturday bringing another top up.  “At this time of year it’s always about the rain…is it going to be too much to ruin Summer or too little to ruin farms.  I think we’re seeing a relatively healthy balance overall but we could certainly do with a little more rain especially in central and eastern areas”.

The weekend’s weather was dry and sunny for most, a welcome relief to the organisers of a number of Christmas parades up and down the country.

How’s the Summer weather for you? 

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SW on 7/12/2008 7:09pm

Hopefully its a summer of lows in the tasman and slow moving anticyclones east of us and NW-NE and E quater winds.

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