NZ Weather of interest

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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Vinny » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:13 pm

squid wrote:NZ weather is similar to winter weather in perth with the frequent strong cold fronts except the low pressure systems are more frequent ahh i miss those Nz cold fronts


Not really, it ain't as cold and these days we don't seem to get as many "strong " cold fronts.
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Lert » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:25 pm

I hope the old Squidly is still around to see your reply Vin :mrgreen:
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Pete » Tue May 04, 2010 10:28 am

Back in August 2000 we had some really bad storms but now it seems once the front goes through the southwest area they just dissipate and aren't really any good rainfall wise.
Maybe we'll get some good rain this season and some decent storms

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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue May 04, 2010 12:09 pm

Hey Tim have you got a NZ weather group at all?
I would imagine there is something.

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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Vinny » Tue May 04, 2010 12:27 pm

Yeppoon Annual Average Rainfall is (BOM) = 982.5mm
2012 Yeppoon 976.8mm
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby brayden » Mon May 10, 2010 10:41 am

Wow Tim! :D That almost looks like a cyclone to the north of ya. Whats the news with that low?
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Tim S » Mon May 10, 2010 4:49 pm

Yeah it looks rather cool doesn't it, pity its on the edge of the BoM sat image though, or where you looking at another one?
last 24 hrs: http://radar.strikeone.com.au/?fuseacti ... teFinish=0

Its expected to track southwards closer to me over the next couple of days and Wednesday Arvo and into Thurs morning are looking quite wet for most of NZ, heres a warning map as a result of the low and an approaching cold front:
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Nelson is underneath the arrow head at the top of the south island, so we are in for some fun weather! :)

I'll keep you posted how it pans out. :)
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon May 10, 2010 6:38 pm

That low has been loitering around that way for some time now hasn't it?

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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Tim S » Tue May 11, 2010 5:00 pm

Yeah it has been hanging around there for a while, mostly effecting the North of the North Island, down here we've only had one day of cloud in the past 10 days and thats it. Was beautiful sunshine today and quite warm, cracked 19C! :)
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Tim S » Thu May 13, 2010 4:55 pm

Round 1 this morning turned out to be more wind than anything for Nelson, only 12mm recorded here according to a local private weather station. By the sounds of it though the ranges to the NW of here copped a lot of rain though, 120mm or so! Round 2 is about to start tonight with a very good looking front heading towards us, this is the hourly radar shot (yes hourly! :( ) from Taranaki, which is the closest radar that picks up weather to the NW of here:
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News article on the event: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news ... nes-felled
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Tim S » Fri May 14, 2010 5:49 am

I saw some lightning from that line last night as it approached but the activity died down as it hit the ranges to the NW of Nelson so all we got was some heavy showers, up to around 20mm here in the past 2 days now.

Like the looks of Metservice's Severe Thunderstorm outlook though:
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Note the 'small tornados possible' :mrgreen:
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Vinny » Fri May 14, 2010 7:36 am

How many mm a year does Nelson get, more than Perth ? What are temps like in summer vs winter ?
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Duideka » Fri May 14, 2010 9:55 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson,_New_Zealand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth,_Western_Australia

has a climate graph

overall temps are a fair bit cooler in winter, far colder in summer, about the same total rainfall but it seems more evenly distributed over the months in Nelson whereas in Perth it's nothing for 6 months then your backyard is a swimming pool ;P

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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Tim S » Fri May 14, 2010 5:02 pm

Yeah thats about right, although winter isn't that bad as even though its quite a bit cooler than Perth is about as sunny so you still get a fair bit of sunshine and not as much rain. Plus as you said you don't get months on end without rain, most places here don't have any sprinklers at all and their garden hose probably only gets used to wash the car! :)

Was a great day here today, some storms and heavy showers moving through around 10am then clearing up a bit before some rain with more thunderstorms later in the arvo around 3:30pm. We even got pea size hail! :)

Here's a couple of pics of the AM storms:
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Also a sunset taken from the same place a few days ago:
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Storm Wolf » Sat May 29, 2010 11:25 pm

Why don't they have tornado warnings here? We get a few every year. They're damaging. They rip things up. I would think it's worth a warning.

That low pressure system has been hanging over NZ for ages.
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Vinny » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:51 pm

http://metservice.com/towns-cities/nelson

Nelsons weather where Tim is

Thursday MAX 14 MIN 5 Cloudy
Friday 14 2 Fine
Saturday 14 5 Fine
Sunday 15 5 Cloud increasing
Monday 11 5 Showers, clearing late in the afternoon but remaining cloudy. Not much wind.
Tuesday 13 3 Partly cloudy with not much wind.
Wednesday 14 3 Partly cloudy. Not much wind
Thursday 14 4 Partly cloudy with little wind
Friday 15 6 Partly cloudy with little wind.
Saturday 16 5 A partly cloudy morning, then rain. Not much wind.
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Vinny » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:06 pm

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/inte ... avoc/14476

The same low that generated the severe weather conditions over New South Wales in now battering New Zealand with heavy rain and strong winds.

This intense low spawned off the New South Wales coast on Thursday and has continued to trigger severe weather ever since. From the tornado on Thursday to heavy rain in Sydney and now flooding in New Zealand, this will not be a weather system that is soon forgotten.

Areas along the New South Wales coast have already seen rainfall totals nearing or exceeding their June average. Port Macquarie was one area hit particularly hard, already receiving 177mm since the start of June, bringing them 64mm above average in just five days.

Sydney is just 24mm shy of their June average of 131mm and with more rain tonight totals will near average over many areas in the Sydney Basin.

The low is slowly edging its way through the Tasman sea, and has begun to unleash its fury on New Zealand. Heavy rain will continue to drench the country through Tuesday with many areas likely to see as much as 100mm in the coming days.

Along with the rain, strong winds will lash the country and have the potential to cause local damage.

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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Tim S » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:00 pm

Scored 77.6mm here from 1pm yesterday to 6pm today. :D

Looks as though the Nelson region scored the most from this system with the higher regions getting 120-150mm with some a bit higher.

Was amazing how low the rainfall rates were with the maximum rainfall rate recorded on my station around 6mm/hr. Equalling amazing were the incredibly low cloud and misty rain, not so amazing was how only 3 flights managed to land at the Airport after 3pm, my sister's plane wasn't one of them even after two separate attempts from two different airports, she's now on a bus! :lol:
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Re: NZ Weather of interest

Postby Tasman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:00 pm

With a possibility of a cyclone coming close to Perth soon, so too in NZ...

Cyclone on track to strike New Zealand
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A severe tropical cyclone roaring down the Pacific towards New Zealand is expected to approach Cape Reinga early on Saturday, with the centre of the low-pressure system tracking over Northland later in the weekend.

Cyclone Wilma formed east of Samoa last Saturday, and the Fiji Meteorological Service predicts it will now reach category 4 strength, considered "very severe" with winds gusting between 225kmh and 279kmh, over the next day.

The cyclone, with sustained winds at 170kmh and gusts estimated well over 210kmh, yesterday passed over Tonga, causing damage to resorts and crops.

But like last week's two cyclones Zelia and Vania, the strength of Wilma is expected to decrease by the time it reaches New Zealand.

The Fiji Meteorological Service predicted Wilma would have Category 2 strength winds by the weekend with no certainty it would bring the same rain and wind as Zelia last weekend.

"It's a very different system compared to the past weekend's sub-tropical storm. While that storm was growing and strengthening, Wilma will be weakening and falling apart".

But WeatherWatch analyst Philip Duncan said that cyclones packed a greater punch near their centre.

"If you imagine the tropics as a giant cricket bat and the cyclone as the ball, Wilma is being walloped towards us," he said. "It doesn't pose a danger to everyone in the stadium but for one group of people there's a significant risk".


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