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Rough weather to intensify before easing

Rough weather over New Zealand will intensify this afternoon and tomorrow before finally showing signs of easing.

Winds will again pick up over central New Zealand and the North Island and snow is predicted to fall in Southland, Otago and possibly Banks Peninsula overnight tonight in the south and further north later on Tuesday.

Current conditions across New Zealand paint a contrasting picture from region to region.

In Auckland winds are again gusting to 100km/h on the Manukau Heads after easing somewhat overnight.  In the city gusts are reaching 70km/h.

Sunny, warm and fairly calm conditions remain in Napier.  It’s 17 degrees this hour with a breezy westerly.

However inland parts are seeing gusts to 70km/h.

Castlepoint in southern Wairarapa has gusts to 130km/h with 100km/h gusts on the exposed hills of Wellington.  In the Capital itself the winds are gusting to 80km/h,

The West coast has near gale force westerlies while Canterbury has a brisk but warm nor’wester.

Invercargill remains cold with just 5 degrees.

 

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Comments

RW on 20/09/2010 1:52am

Windy today, but the weekend in W’gton city was sunny, and wind strengths for the most part were only light to moderate during daylight hours. The thunderstorm activity in the preceding days was pretty much a non-event in the city, with the real action in the Hutt and on the Kapiti coast.

Andrew on 20/09/2010 12:48am

Supposed to be going skiing at Whakapapa this weekend? How does it look on Saturday phil? Cheers

WW Forecast Team on 20/09/2010 3:44am

Hi Andrew – not looking too bad at this early stage, of course mountain forecasts can change very quickly.  May be a bit windy still.  Feel free to check in again later in the week.

Cheers

Phil

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