Archive for January, 2010

SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW FOR AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

January 28, 2010

MetService is forecasting that winds from the southeast will dominate the weather pattern for the coming Auckland anniversary weekend.

“To a first approximation, this divides the weather into two”, commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt.  “People in places that are exposed to the southeast, such as the east Coromandel Coast, Great Barrier Island, and the east coast of Northland from around Orewa northwards, may expect cloudy conditions and occasional showers.  Usually Auckland city itself remains sheltered and generally fine in these sort of southeast winds,  as does much of Kaipara and the west coast of Northland.”

Mr. McDavitt added that a nearby trough may increase the wind and rain around the Gisborne area during Saturday and Sunday.

“Conditions over New Zealand have been ripe for producing afternoon and early-evening thunderstorms inland each day so far this week.  Over the coming weekend, the expected increase in the southeast flow is likely to reduce the thunderstorm risk.”

“There is still time for the weather to change, so if you are travelling around during the Auckland anniversary weekend then remember to check for the latest MetService forecasts and warnings. One thing that seems sure is that the surf will be up on the east coast of Northland and Coromandel”.

For further information please contact:

Bob McDavitt            MetService Weather Ambassador     09 377 4831
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