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Will we get a break from the wind and rain?

The past two days have certainly been rough but will we get a breather before the next storm rolls in?  The answer is – “yes”…with a “but”.  It will definitely depend on your location with mixed weather conditions across the next 48 hours.

Basically Friday will see those strong winds easing over the top third of the country – probably from about Taupo northwards.  For those wanting to ski conditions today on Mt Ruapehu may again be pretty windy – but the winds are starting to ease.

For the rest of the country those strong, gusty, winds will continue – driving up temperatures again in the east with eastern parts of the North Island, up to around Gisborne, climbing to around 20 today.

In the deep south rain and showers will make for a wet Friday but those winds will start to ease.    A little further north and the rain peters out but the winds do not – a windy Friday is in store for Dunedin and Canterbury but it should be warm … 20 degrees is possible.

Tomorrow the winds ease almost everywhere, the only exception may be those around Cook Strait – Nelson, Blenheim, Wellington and Kapiti.  But sunny skies will prevail so it shouldn’t be too unpleasant.

By Sunday, well, it all changes – another very active low will push up from the South Ocean and believes this next system may be even more active than this weeks weather.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on it, so check back for updates across the weekend as it approaches on Saturday night.


Rachael on 27/08/2009 11:26pm

Still living in hope for some snow in Christchurch……winter isn’t over yet is it?? Any chance of snow here in the next week??

WW Forecast Team on 27/08/2009 11:52pm

Hi Rachael,

I have very low confidence of snow in Christchurch next week…even to low levels in Canterbury.  The wind direction looks too south westerly and isn’t coming from very far south.  Sorry – looks like winter really is over!

Mind you – snow storms have been recorded as late as December!!


Philip Duncan

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