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Some Rain For Dry Places

2:30pm Update

The main frontal band has now moved off the New Zealand coast and is heading out into the Pacific.  There’s been good news for farmers in out two driest farming regions – Hawkes Bay and Canterbury.


If you live in those areas let us know how much rain fell at your place – post a comment below this story – it’s easy and only takes seconds to do!


North Island:

Of as 2:30pm showers are spreading across Waikato, Central Plateau and still over some central and eastern areas.  Most showers have now almost completely cleared Northland, Auckland, Taranaki and Manawatu – with just a few drizzle patches remaining.

South Island:

Good news for Canterbury as rain continues to fall.  Northern and Central Canterbury should continue to see relatively light rain and showers for much of the afternoon.

Elsewhere conditions remain dry. 

The Next Low or Front

Should arrive on Friday.  We’ll monitor the next potential low over the coming day or two.


What’s the weather like where you are?  Post a Comment on this story – with your location and current conditions (or rainfall so far from this system).


Föehn on 9/12/2008 10:24am

The rain couldn’t have come at a better time to give the garden a much needed boost.
I’m concerned though about the explosion of harmful insects such as the Green Shield beetle which I do not normally see this early in the season.
Is this an indicator that we are in for a long dry summer?

Rob on 9/12/2008 9:53pm

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Emma on 8/12/2008 7:18pm

There are several people where I work competing in the Half Ironman at Taupo this weekend (saturday) and I wondered if you could give me a forecast for them? In particular wind details lol.



WW Forecast Team on 8/12/2008 11:38pm

Oh good luck with that!!  At this stage the forecast for Saturday is a few showers and light southerlies.  That forecast might change though, as there isn’t a huge amount of confidence in the computer models.  

Ask me again on Thursday for a much more accurate forecast – use the Contact Us button at the top of the page.


Philip Duncan

emma on 9/12/2008 7:34am

will do

SW on 8/12/2008 6:16pm

Reckon the SW will be more than 15 knots when it come in this afternoon,its always more than forecasted in Sth Auckland,The NE has only been fresh here(We’re sheltered from the NE) overnight, just wet.

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