April 23, 2010

MetService expects several fronts to bring periods of wind and rain to southern and central parts of the country during this weekend and affect some of the country’s ANZAC dawn services.

According to MetService’s Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt, the first front is expected to bring rain that will be heaviest over Fiordland and Westland on Saturday morning.  A more active front is then likely to stall over the Southern Alps on Sunday and Monday.

“For the ANZAC dawn services,” commented McDavitt, “the outlook is mainly for cloudy mild weather around the nation. Umbrellas are likely to be needed especially in Westland, Southland and Otago. People between Kaitaia and Wanganui may well see much the same dull low cloud that has been around for the past few days. Northwest winds are forecast to strengthen during Sunday about the eastern South Island and around Wellington and Wairarapa.”

Dawn Service weather outlook for Sunday:
AUCKLAND:     14C, cloud and fine spells, light winds.
HAMILTON:     10C, clearing, light winds
TAURANGA:     10C, cloud clearing, light winds.
WELLINGTON:   14C, cloud and northerly wind increasing.

NELSON:       12C, cloudy, northerly wind.
CHRISTCHURCH: 15C, high cloud, northwest wind.
DUNEDIN:      14C, few spots of rain, northerly winds.
INVERCARGILL: 13C, rain at times, northerly winds.

MetService suggests that as people prepare to attend an ANZAC dawn service they check the latest weather forecasts.

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

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