September 20, 2010

MetService warns that further periods of severe weather are likely over parts of New Zealand this week.

“A very strong west to southwest flow is expected to shovel cold air over the country from time to time through until the weekend,” commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt.

McDavitt added that cold fronts whizzing across New Zealand are expected to continue to bring squally showers to western and southern places, and snow to parts of the South Island. “Squally showers tend to strike in a random fashion rather than affect a wide area.”

Farmers, travellers, and mariners should stay up to date with the latest weather warnings and forecasts.  Updates are available on and, for mobiles, on .

For further information please contact:
Bob McDavitt             MetService Ambassador    (09) 377 4831
MetService issues Warnings, Watches and Outlooks for severe weather over New Zealand.
Warnings are about taking action:
* When severe weather is imminent or is occurring
* Issued only when required
* Recommendation: ACT
Watches are about being alert:
* When severe weather is possible, but not sufficiently imminent or certain for a Warning to be issued
* Issued only when required
* Recommendation: BE READY
Outlooks are about looking ahead:
* To provide advance information on possible future Watches and/or Warnings
* Issued routinely once or twice a day
* Recommendation: PLAN

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