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#1324511 - 13/04/2015 10:40 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
Blair Trewin Offline
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Queenstown reporting 0.3 C with snow showers at 1200 local time. MetService are forecasting snow down to 100-200 metres in Southland.

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#1324515 - 13/04/2015 11:00 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
Homer Offline
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Occassional flurries can be seen on this webcam. There's a nice cover on the remarkables today too.

http://www.takeabreak.co.nz/accommodation/queenstown.asp

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#1324530 - 13/04/2015 13:45 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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Taken from the New Zealand Herald an hour ago Monday 13th 2015.

Cold weather that is making its way up the country will bring showers to Auckland later this evening and into tomorrow, forecasters say.

MetService meteorologist John Law said there would be showers in Auckland throughout the rest of the afternoon.
"I think perhaps they will catch some heavier ones in the afternoon, around evening time. There are bands of showers moving through, so we will find showers on and off across Auckland today and also tomorrow as well."
Mr Law said more showers and wind was forecast for the Auckland area tomorrow.
"The temperature in Auckland tomorrow will be about 16C. [Last] Friday we got to about 25C in Auckland so it is a real contrast.'

Meanwhile severe weather watches remained in place for areas down south that were being battered by a cold front moving up the country. A front was moving across the country, followed by a cold showery southwest flow.

Snow would fall in Southland, Clutha and Fiordland, Mr Law said.
"Those guys are going to see some snowfall. The heaviest snowfall by about 600 metres. But there will be some snowfall down to lower levels as well.
"It is also very cold and windy - especially around that coast near Otago up towards Kaikoura. It is worth bearing in mind the temperatures combined with that wind will bring a significant wind chill factor."
Temperatures plummeted to -2C near Lake Tekapo last night and there would be temperatures of "similar value" tonight, Mr Law said.

The North Island would not get the same "cold cold" weather as those in the south, Mr Law said, but it would still be unpleasant.
"We've got showers across the North Island today, some of those will be heavy perhaps with a rumble of thunder, especially across the western side, from Taranaki up towards the Bay of Plenty.
"There is some snowfall about the top of the Desert Road, we have got a road snowfall warning for two or three centimeters of snowfall tonight and into Tuesday morning."

Mr Law said while today and tomorrow would be the most "active" days of weather, on Wednesday and Thursday high pressure would build.
"That will bring about some clear skies and light winds through the night time. Perfect to allow those temperatures to really drop away.
"There will be some frosty conditions perhaps Wednesday night and Thursday night."

Mr Law said winter had not come early.

"It's a short, sharp, cold blast of cold weather it should clear off. We are going to see temperatures pick back up again by the end of the week.
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#1324560 - 13/04/2015 18:05 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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Nice sat pic' of the cold pool 13th April 2015 from METSERVICE
and report


some very pictures in the photogallery here
source
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11431788

Fresh Snow is reported by 10 New Zealand Ski Resorts, including Coronet Peak, Hanmer Springs, Manganui, Mount Hutt, Ohau Snow Fields, Tukino, Turoa and Whakapapa.
https://www.j2ski.com/snow_forecast/New_Zealand/Whakapapa_snow_report.html
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#1328226 - 07/05/2015 12:52 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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Christchurch is nudging 25C today, that must be getting into record territory for May? Probably the same burst of warm NW'lys we had on Tuesday. Notice it's been quite mild overall lately over there.

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#1328261 - 07/05/2015 17:56 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
Blair Trewin Offline
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26.6 in the end. MetService described it as 'one of the warmest', which presumably means it wasn't a record.

Also some spectacular rainfalls on the west coast and ranges. The MetService blog refers to event totals as high as 660mm - doesn't say what time period that was over but I'd guess a couple of days (it would be an NZ record if it was a 24-hour fall).

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#1328273 - 07/05/2015 18:59 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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ACCESS forecasting a 984 hpa low to pass over the south island of New zealand on 11th /12th may 2015
A bulge in the low pressure westerly belt
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml
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#1328292 - 07/05/2015 20:47 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Originally Posted By: DrizzlyBear
Christchurch is nudging 25C today, that must be getting into record territory for May? Probably the same burst of warm NW'lys we had on Tuesday. Notice it's been quite mild overall lately over there.



12th May 1978 . A whopping 27.3
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#1328335 - 08/05/2015 10:35 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
Jenni Offline
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A very Warm over night Low of 19C across the east Coast North Island. Thats a record May breaker for our station.

In general though, May for us so far has been cooler following a much cooler than normal April.
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#1329977 - 24/05/2015 06:49 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
pete28 Offline
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From the NZ news:

A "very cold" southerly flow was sent to spread in the South Island on Sunday and Monday.

There would be snow, with accumulations above 200 metres for parts of Fiordland, Southland and Otago.

The heaviest snow dump was expected Sunday evening and Monday morning, when up to 15cm could accumulate in a six hour period, MetService said.

Heavy snow is likely to cause major disruption to traffic and make driving conditions hazardous, it warned, and farmers should bring their stock to shelter from the "extreme cold and snow".

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#1330039 - 25/05/2015 08:40 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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Screenshot from the Kaikoura webcam this morning. Shows how close to sea level the snow settled.


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#1330094 - 25/05/2015 23:48 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: MattJ]
James Chambers Offline
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And how about Wanaka - picture postcard stuff!

How good are their webcams. This from:
http://www.takeabreak.co.nz/accommodation/wanaka.asp

Click for full size.

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#1332008 - 18/06/2015 04:45 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:56 pm 17-Jun-2015
Major winter storm over the South Island through to Friday

Heavy rain in Fiordland spreads into Westland early Thursday morning, then continues into Friday morning. During this time 300 to 500mm of rain could fall about the ranges, although this will be heavy snow at high altitudes. About the Westland coast 140 to 180mm of rain is likely. This is a significant amount of rain, even for these areas, and is likely to lead to surface flooding, slips, and rapidly rising streams and
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:56 pm 17-Jun-2015
Major winter storm over the South Island through to Friday
A deepening low over the Tasman Sea approaches the South Island during Thursday and crosses over the far south on Friday. This low and its associated fronts are expected to bring a period of stormy weather to parts of the South Island.

Cold air moving onto the south of the South Island is expected to combine with the rain in Canterbury, Otago and Southland to bring significant amounts of heavy snow to low levels. Snow is likely to near sea-level in the south and about 200 metres in North Canterbury from late Thursday morning until early Friday. Parts of Otago and South Canterbury are likely to be hardest hit, with accumulations reaching 20 to 30cm at 200 metres and a metre or more above about 700 metres. This amount of snow is likely to cause major disruptions to transport through these areas, cause distress to people or stock in exposed outdoor places, and could damage trees and bring down powerlines.

Cold air moving onto the south of the South Island is expected to combine with the rain in Canterbury, Otago and Southland to bring significant amounts of heavy snow to low levels. Snow is likely to near sea-level in the south and about 200 metres in North Canterbury from late Thursday morning until early Friday. Parts of Otago and South Canterbury are likely to be hardest hit, with accumulations reaching 20 to 30cm at 200 metres and a metre or more above about 700 metres. This amount of snow is likely to cause major disruptions to transport through these areas, cause distress to people or stock in exposed outdoor places, and could damage trees and bring down powerlines.

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#1332067 - 18/06/2015 16:32 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
Homer Offline
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Keep the updates coming Pete. This is quite a storm by the looks of it.

Homer.

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#1332153 - 19/06/2015 16:27 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Homer]
James Chambers Offline
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Lots of heavy snow over the inland South Island. Mt Hutt scored about a metre while at the base of the mountain, Methven had 30-40cm. Lake Tekapo (700m ASL) reportedly had about a metre as well. Hard to tell on a lot of webcams because they're down due to power losses.

Meanwhile other areas had flooding with just under 200mm in Hokitika on the west coast and reportedly closer to 400mm at the Hokitika Gorge.
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#1332168 - 19/06/2015 18:24 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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Remember this dumping in 2013
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#1332200 - 20/06/2015 11:03 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: crikey]
James Chambers Offline
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Originally Posted By: crikey
Remember this dumping in 2013


That was beyond epic!!

A video someone recently posted of the snow around Fairlie/Geraldine:


And same guy did this video during the event (date is wrong):


Looks like more snow in similar areas Sunday night into Monday.
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#1332237 - 20/06/2015 19:22 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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My son drove through Fairlie today on the way to Queenstown from Christchurch. Epic scenes for a couple of boys outta Darwin in the NT ....haha

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#1332239 - 20/06/2015 19:39 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
Rigger Offline
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My son and his mates are holed up in Twizel about halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. he reckons there is a meter of snow on the ground in the campgrounds and it was -10c there last night 1

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#1332247 - 20/06/2015 21:44 Re: New Zealand Weather [Re: Willoughby]
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Awesome pics Rigger. Brings back memories of a South Island hitch hike and work stint I did way back in 1981. Had my first real experience of snow at Arthurs Pass in mid June. Remember a real dump at Lake Tekapo in early July. Never visited Twizel. The year being significant for Aussies in NZ as it was the year of the infamous Trevor Chappell under arm. Copped some flack in me travels back then. Got booted out of a farmers car near Masterton in the North Island when he realised I was an ozzie. No hard feelins though. Loved my trip. Love NZ
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