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Rough Aussie weather coming our way

A storm that has walloped Victoria and Tasmania is now heading towards New Zealand.

The low brought winds of 100km/h to parts of Victoria and dumped snow to low levels over Tasmania.  The low, the second large one in a week in our part of the world, will also impact New Zealand starting tomorrow with rain in the west and continuing through Wednesday and Thursday with winds, showers and thunderstorms. predicts thunderstorms will affect western areas from the West Coast to Taranaki later on Tuesday.

The low is a large one and has several fronts spiralling from it – so those in the north and west can expect more rain.

However the centre of the low will be further south than the weekend’s system that brought flooding and evacuations to eastern Bay of Plenty.  Heavy rain isn’t likely to set in across these same regions but isolated heavy downpours are predicted off and on for the next few days.

The large low will also bring in a colder southerly to the lower South Island on Wednesday possibly bringing snow to lower levels – although it’s unclear just how heavy or how low it will be at this stage.


Brendan on 15/08/2010 8:27pm

Is there more bad weather coming for the Bay of Plenty this week?

Here are the stats from my weather station in Gate Pa, Tauranga

Summary for period 14/08/2010 to 14/08/2010

Temperature (°C):
Mean (1 minute) 15.1
Mean (min+max) 15.1
Mean Minimum 13.3
Mean Maximum 16.8
Minimum 13.3 on 14/08/2010
Maximum 16.8 on 14/08/2010
Highest Minimum 13.3 on 14/08/2010
Lowest Maximum 16.8 on 14/08/2010
Air frosts 0

Rainfall (mm):
Total for period 46.2
Wettest day 46.2 on 14/08/2010
Rain days 1

Wind (km/h):
Highest Gust 43.9 on 14/08/2010
Average Speed 8.1
Wind Run 197.7 km
Gale days 0

Pressure (hPa):
Maximum 1014.7 on 14/08/2010
Minimum 1007.8 on 14/08/2010

Summary for period 15/08/2010 to 15/08/2010

Temperature (°C):
Mean (1 minute) 13.8
Mean (min+max) 13.8
Mean Minimum 11.5
Mean Maximum 16.1
Minimum 11.5 on 15/08/2010
Maximum 16.1 on 15/08/2010
Highest Minimum 11.5 on 15/08/2010
Lowest Maximum 16.1 on 15/08/2010
Air frosts 0

Rainfall (mm):
Total for period 30.6
Wettest day 30.6 on 15/08/2010
Rain days 1

Wind (km/h):
Highest Gust 23.4 on 15/08/2010
Average Speed 1.8
Wind Run 45.3 km
Gale days 0

Pressure (hPa):
Maximum 1009.0 on 15/08/2010
Minimum 1004.8 on 15/08/2010


WW Forecast Team on 16/08/2010 4:11am

Hi Brendan,

Thanks for the data, that’s great!

Rain events for your area shouldn’t be too extreme this week – but this weekend and mid next week could see another couple of big rain bands moving in.  Keep up to date with us.

– WeatherWatch

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