Anzac Day weather

April 24, 2013

The brisk westerly flow that is currently sweeping across New Zealand will keep active troughs and the risk of showers in the forecast for Anzac Day.

Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented, “The raincoat might come in handy for many on Anzac Day, especially during the dawn services”.

A couple of active troughs will sweep across the country during Wednesday night and early Thursday. These features will bring bouts of showers for many and there is also the possibility of a rumble of thunder in the west, from South Auckland to Wellington and from Buller to Westland.

At dawn there will be a risk for some showers in some of the bigger cities such as Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and possibly Christchurch. Eastern towns from Gisborne to Hawkes Bay, as well as Nelson and Otago (except the far south) should be mostly dry around the time of dawn service but may see the odd shower during the day.

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For further information please contact:
Daniel Corbett Media and Communications Meteorologist (04)4700 754

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