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Weather Video: Tracking the ash and big low weather analyst Philip Duncan discusses the incoming big low bringing heavy rain and gales to Auckland and northern New Zealand, plus the latest on the Ash cloud affecting New Zealand, Australia and Chile.


Michelle in Chch on 17/06/2011 2:43am

Hi Phil
Any chance you can provide text/written option for your video updates – we have dodgy internet down here so can’t wait for the video to buffer etc – need the goss quickly! Cheers – Michelle

WW Forecast Team on 17/06/2011 2:54am

Hi Michelle, most days we try to provide text with it to give some understanding.  I actually don’t write scripts for what I do, years of live radio interviews made them unnecessary – so I can’t just simply copy and paste that up for you unfortunately!

But here are the main points from this video:

  • The ash cloud is finally moving off our shores and we don’t anticipate any issues for the next 24 to 36 hours, but it’s a changing situation and the ash could return again as the volcano is constantly erupting.  It had an especially big eruption today which will take 4 to 6 days to get near NZ.
  • Big low in the Tasman heading our way.  Heavy rain for western and northern NZ over the next 12 to 18 hours with only lighter falls for eastern NZ.
  • Sunday sees a cold change advance from the south, it could bring snow to low levels around Southland and Dunedin, and possibly bring you a cold change on Sunday night.  One to watch but at this stage we don’t expect anything too severe.
  • And we show a couple of lunar eclipse photos, which you can see on our homepage still.

Will make sure we try to get text with most of our updates.



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