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Weather Workshop: All Districts forecast for NZ

Published: Mon 30 Aug 1999 01:15 AM
All Districts forecast from Weather Workshop:
The Situation: A large slow-moving high over the mid Tasman Sea
extends a ridge over much of New Zealand. A weak frontal zone
over the South Island is moving northeast and should lie near
Cook Strait by midday. A more active front followed by much
colder air is expected to approach the far south of the country
late tonight.
And now the forecast to midnight tonight:
NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA,
TAUPO, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, WANGANUI
MANAWATU: Fine apart from cloudy periods. Some fog and mist likely
in many places this morning. West to southwest breezes.
GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA and WELLINGTON: A mix of fine and
cloudy periods. Cloud more extensive about Wairarapa and Wellington
this afternoon with a weak southerly change, winds elsewhere should
be light.
NELSON: Mainly fine with light winds for much of the day.
MARLBOROUGH: Fine at first. Cloud increasing but remaining dry.
Light winds
inland, southerlies for a time about the coast.
BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: Mainly cloudy skies with west to
southwest winds. Drizzly rain about Fiordland may spread further
north during the day. Turning colder in the far south late tonight
with showers.
CANTERBURY: Cloudy with southwesterlies for a time but towards
evening winds turning northeast. A few light showers spreading
north near the coast this morning.
OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: A cloudy day with patchy rain and breezy
westerlies for much of the time. Colder southerlies strengthening
in the south late tonight with rain more widespread.
CHATHAM ISLANDS: Cloudy with showery southwesterlies.
THE OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: Becoming colder over the country as
the flow turns more southerly and a cold front rapidly travels
northeast. Showers in most places. At the Chatham’s further
showers with strengthening southwest winds.
(c) Copyright Weather Workshop Limited 1999
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