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Weather Video: Big Southern Ocean low approaching

nzherald.co.nz and weather analyst Philip Duncan bring you the latest on the rain clouds around the country – plus a look at the next system which consists of a much larger low in the Southern Ocean.

This new low is likely to spread onto the country on Sunday and linger until at least Wednesday – and based on current modelling it has the potential to bring gales, rain, thunder and some snow.

Comments

Paul on 9/05/2012 4:06am

Could there be any sleet/hail showers for Dunedin out of this one??

WW Forecast Team on 9/05/2012 4:58am

Hi Paul – at this stage it looks as though the winds may buckle at the end from being a southerly to more west south west which definitely isn’t cold enough for sleet in Dunedin.  I think we need a few more updates from the models before we can project that but at this stage we don’t expect a major wintry outbreak – but snow for the ski fields.

Cheers

PD

sw on 9/05/2012 2:28am

Yes we have to get through the next 2-3 days of inclement weather in Auckland first.
Bring on the NWer! Hope its true to form.

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