February 3, 2010

MetService is forecasting that the anticyclone moving slowly over New Zealand over the next few days is likely to bring the hottest days for this summer so far.

“Day-time air temperatures are forecast to get into the thirties for people in the inland basins of the South Island”, said MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt.  “The hot dry weather accompanying this anticyclone is expected to last until the weekend.  The forecast for ceremonies in the Bay of Islands on Waitangi Day is for sun plus a scattering of cloud with an onshore breeze keeping the temperature to below around 23C.”

Mr. McDavitt said the weather was looking great for the NZI Sevens in Wellington. “Sunny for the Sevens.  Still conditions on Friday may help the heat build in the stadium, and an increasing northerly breeze is forecast to provide some relief on Saturday.”

“The best way to beat the heat is to drink more water than usual and avoid full sunlight.  On Sunday, a southerly change is expected to bring cooler conditions over the whole country.”

For further information please contact:
Bob McDavitt       Weather Ambassador           (09)377 4831

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