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The weekend weather

Well we’re in for a pretty dry, sunny and calm weekend – but not quite everywhere.  Two low pressure systems will impact a couple of regions by Sunday bringing strong winds and increasing cloud.

Today WeatherWatch.co.nz is monitoring three low pressure systems – one is a hurricane moving towards Hawaii, another is a typhoon that will move into Taiwan later today and the final one is a low that is going to form north of New Zealand this weekend.

The low north of New Zealand won’t be a biggie but does have the potential to drive in strong winds and heavy rain around Wednesday next week.  At this stage the computer models keep bumping it out 24 hours each day so it’s not looking too severe at this stage.  However the effects of this low may bring in gusty easterlies and cloud cover to Northland on Sunday.

In Southland winds will also pick up on Sunday with gusty conditions possible.

We’ll be monitoring both Hurricane Felicia and Typhoon Morakot closely during today and the weekend so check back for updates.  We’ll also be watching the Atlantic Ocean closely with American forecasters predicting the first tropical storm of the season possible as early as Monday with a low forming yesterday.

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