Sometimes in New Zealand other forecasters and media outlets love to call everything a “storm”, but in reality this week we have a big lazy low that is delivering some pockets of rough weather – while many in between have quiet conditions.
So what are the main features with this current set up? Firstly – it’s text book spring weather when you have warmer than average, colder than average, hail, snow, rain, tornadoes and sun all in one day. Secondly – the low is lazy, not stormy. The main features change from day to day, so let’s try to break it down easily. Here are the main highlights:
on 19/11/2018 5:56pm
Yes, just because there is unseasonal snow (and a lot of it) does not make it a storm. It’s fascinating how such a large area of cold air can hang around for so long in November and usually it’s a fleeting thing. We can count ourselves lucky that high pressure didn’t get wedged down there in July!
Travelling through the Motueka Valley yesterday there was a layer of grauple from Tapawera to Motueka and a thick mist over the roads as it landed on the tarmac. The shower persisted for a couple of hours.
on 18/11/2018 11:58pm
Thanks WW for a realistic opinion and forecast of the bad weather affecting parts of the country. Certainly a more balanced forecast than the over zealous others.
Read a comment in news this morning from one of them and it seemed that the lower SI was underneath a ton of snow.
Well done a usual and why I follow you.