Issued by Weather Workshop on Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 11.00am
The long range forecast from Weather Workshop for all of New Zealand to midnight Sunday.
Situation: A trough of low pressure should lie east of New Zealand tomorrow then move further away during Friday
allowing a ridge to slowly spread onto the far south of the country. The weekend sees an anticyclone moving onto most
areas from the Tasman Sea.
NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE,
TAUPO, WANGANUI and MANAWATU: A mix of fine and cloudy periods today and tomorrow with showers at times. Also
thunderstorms today in western areas. Showers clearing from most places Friday but persisting from Auckland northwards.
Over the weekend cloudy periods with further showers from Coromandel Peninsula to Northland, elsewhere mainly fine
GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Showers developing about the main ranges today and persisting there tomorrow
otherwise fine. Showers may become widespread after dark Thursday about Wairarapa. Showers in most places Friday with
southwesterlies. During Saturday showers becoming confined to coastal areas with fine spells increasing inland. Sunday
sees a mix of fine and cloudy
weather with brief light showers about Gisborne.
WELLINGTON: Showers and fine periods today and thru to Friday. Northerlies turning to colder southerlies about the
middle of tomorrow. Showers gradually clearing Saturday then mainly fine Sunday.
NELSON: Showery today and at first tomorrow then becoming fine. Fine and frosty after that.
BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Showery for much of today and tomorrow but skies clearing later Thursday from Hokitika
south. Mainly fine Friday and Saturday. Cloudy periods Sunday south of the glaciers, elsewhere continuing mostly fine.
MARLBOROUGH: Showers about northern Marlborough today elsewhere generally fine. Tomorrow showers and colder southerlies
expected. Friday sees showers persisting along the Kaikoura coast and about the sounds, inland slowly clearing. Mainly
fine at the weekend.
CANTERBURY and OTAGO: Fine today apart from cloudy periods. Tomorrow showers widespread for a time with cold southerlies
working north. Snow lowering on the ranges. Later Thursday fine periods developing about inland Otago with showers there
retreating to the coast. A mix of cloudy and fine weather Friday. Mainly fine and frosty over the weekend.
SOUTHLAND: Mostly fine today. Early tomorrow cold southerlies and showers becoming general then snow to low levels about
the ranges at night. Showers becoming confined to the coast Friday with fine periods increasing inland. Saturday and
Sunday sees fine conditions inland but skies cloudy for much of the time about the coast and Stewart Island with
CHATHAM ISLANDS: Rain breaking to showers tomorrow with northeasterlies easing. Cold and showery Friday with southerly
winds. Further showery weather over the weekend with cold winds from the south or southwest.
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