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Weather Workshop: All Districts forecast for NZ

Published: Wed 25 Aug 1999 01:02 AM
All Districts forecast from Weather Workshop:
The Situation: A strong southwest should gradually ease over
mainland New Zealand today as a high pushes eastwards into the
Tasman Sea. At the same time a weak front is likely to work
northwards up the South Island. Strong, disturbed
southwesterlies continue at the Chatham's.
And now the forecast to midnight tonight:
NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, TAUPO, WAIKATO, WAITOMO,
TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI and TAIHAPE: A mix of fine and cloudy periods
with a few light showers, chiefly in the west. Southwest breezes.
BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA: Mainly fine with southwest winds. The odd
shower possible about the Kaimai's.
WANGANUI and MANAWATU: Fine apart from cloudy periods. West to
northwest winds dying out later this afternoon.
WELLINGTON: Fine with northerly breezes for much of the day. Cloud
may increase later as winds turn southerly.
GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Generally fine conditions. West
to northwest winds. A weak southwest change may affect the Wairarapa
coast this afternoon with the odd shower.
NELSON: Fine with easing southwesterlies.
MARLBOROUGH and CANTERBURY: Fine in most places. A southwest change
may spread a few brief coastal showers to areas about and south of
Banks Peninsula later this morning.
BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: A mix of cloudy and fine periods
with a few light showers at times. Southwest breezes.
OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Cloudy periods with showers about the south
coast and Stewart Island spreading further for a time this morning.
West to southwest winds, strong and gusty about the coast but
lighter inland.
CHATHAM ISLANDS: Cold and showery with gale southwest winds easing
only slowly.
THE OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: Remaining light showers clearing from the
north and west of the North Island but a few may linger in the east.
Mostly fine over the rest of the country but cloudy in the far south.
At the Chatham's, Southwesterlies easing further with showers
becoming less frequent.
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