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Weather Video: Queens Birthday Weekend – early forecast

New Zealand’s official Queens Birthday forecast can be found here at  Today’s video talks about the conditions that lie ahead this week – in particular pointing out that winds and showers will ease in the deep south, but will start to develop in the far north later this week.

We cover Queens Birthday Weekend – a peak at the potential rain clouds which could affect northern and western areas of both islands.  There’s still some uncertainty about rainfall amounts and timing but at this stage the south and east of both islands looks fairly settled and mild, while a period of rain or showers is likely over northern and western regions of both islands.

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Richard on 30/05/2011 8:53am


Can we order a nice calm, sunny Saturday for Kaikoura whale watching, followed by a light, localised snow shower on Sunday or Monday to enjoy while soaking in the hot pools at Hanmer Springs – you know – just like the postcard picture?

Like everyone else, we’ve looked forward to this holiday weekend, having not had a decent break for about a year.

One good thing is – like my Oma used to say, “At least you can’t make war about the weather.”

Many thanks for the great updates.

Dave on 30/05/2011 3:21am

Excellent Phil, we really appreciate these videos which give a completely different insight into what is happening. Actually it doesn’t look quite as threatening as I anticipated.

Keep up the great work. Dave

WW Forecast Team on 30/05/2011 4:13am

Hi Dave – thanks very much for the feedback, I appreciate it.  Seems that we are the only ones even talking about Queens Birthday Weekend weather – amazing considering many people will be leaving in as little as 4 days from now to get away!

Still some uncertainty about this low… it does look fairly weak but definitely could produce some localised heavy rain.  We’ll keep you posted!


Philip Duncan

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