A messy weather week

December 9, 2013

Temperatures this week are set to remain warm, and although there will be some showery activity to watch out for, there is still plenty of fine and sunny weather to come. High pressure building to the northwest of New Zealand will continue to push across the North Island during the rest of Monday and Tuesday. A cold front is set to move onto Southland and Fiordland early Wednesday.

MetService Media Meteorologist John Law said “Much of the country is looking fine for the start to the week, with the area of high pressure helping to bring dry conditions for many of us and temperatures reaching up into the twenties across much of New Zealand.”

There is some rain on the horizon for the West Coast of the South Island during Wednesday, as a cold front creeps northwards during the day, weakening as it does so. The current forecast for the end of the week sees the return of a rash of afternoon showers to the North Island for Friday, some may be thundery.

Cricket fans will once again be keeping a close eye on the weather this week as the Blackcaps take on the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. “The forecast is looking good, with mainly areas of cloud to watch out for and some blustery northerly winds. Friday could be a day to keep an eye on the radar with a brief shower not out of the question.” Law commented.

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For further information please contact:
John Law Communications Meteorologist (04) 4700 754

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