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SUNDAY MARCH 04, 2012
Allow 1-3 day error in all forecasting.
(As written 6 December)
NZ: best dry date spell in December 19th-27th in North Island and 19th-24th in South Island. January is a disappointment because of rain - dry run in last few days. February dryness.
Australia: NSW: January - heat and fires, February - much rain, March - many thunderstorms and flooding, April-first snows, May onwards - dry. QLD: dry April onwards. SA: fire risks January but good rain in February, March-May dry.
Fourth week: Around 20th, gales across Britain: about 21st, typhoon in Philippines: about 24th, thunderstorm and tropical depression develops in Fiji then eases after Xmas Day; about 25th, Lake Tekapo and Pukaki levels low: about 26th, storm Melbourne may cause damage.
First week: about 2nd, storms batter western Europe: about 3rd, heavy floods across Europe: about 4th, floods Germany, France, Belgium: about 5th, floods in Malaysia: about 6th, SW change hits Sydney: about 7th, rain deluges Melbourne, flood waters recede in Holland, Spain, France and Britain. Temperatures plunge in Scotland. From 4th-20th hot and dry in Sydney; about 17th-20th more rain Nelson.
Second week: about 8th, storms and gales Bass Strait: about 9th, flood crisis in western Ukraine: about 13th, North Atlantic storm Nova Scotia: about 14th, sweltering weather NSW
Third week: about 17th, rain lifts southern lake levels: about 18th, fire risks in NSW with hottest weather of summer between 14th-19th in Sydney including heatwave temperatures, earthquake risk for LA: about 19th, blizzards, high winds and torrential rain lash western Europe.
Fourth week: about 21st, fire risk Coromandel and Waikato: about 22nd, floods evict campers in Otago: about 25th, earthquake risk in middle of NI: about 26th, Arctic blast affects eastern seabord of USA: about 27th, New York shivers: about 31st, record low temperatures eastern USA, hail snow and sunny periods Ireland about 30th
: about 3rd more rain Nelson; about 4th, rising waters in Queenstown, may flood: about 5th, storm and possible torrential rain in Waikato, then only 2 or 3 rain days over the next 6 weeks: about 6th, southern lake levels high: about 7th, gale force winds in Bay of Plenty, about 5-7th bad weather including snow in N of Ireland.
Second week: about 8th, gales cause damage in western Germany: about 9th, Tropical cyclone Vanuatu: about 14th, southern hydrolakes near peak, next 4 weeks unsettled in Ireland, about 14th Dublin may flood
Third week: about 16th, volcano may erupt in Java; about 17th, tropical cyclone peters out on W coast of Australia and moves SW
Fourth week: about 23rd, USA freezes: about 24th, Waikato very hot: about 26th, Arctic snap hits Europe, snow in Tokyo: about 27th, strong gales Hauraki Gulf, heavy snow Moscow and eastern US: about 29th, rain relief in Waikato, about 25th cold spell in Ireland with snow in S and E
First week: about 3rd, rain Wellington not enough to avert fire risks: more heavy rain Nelson; about 4th, hailstorm in Nelson may damage orchards; about 3rd, very high pressure 1030+mbs over NI of NZ creates heavy rain for Tasmania.
Second week: about 9th, cyclone Noumea; about 11th, mixed weather next 4 weeks, huge downpours coastal Otago and S Cant, and sunshine N + W of NI; about 12th, rain Waikato; about 14th, storm New York.
Third week: about 19th, drought conditions Rotorua and Whakatane.
Final week: about 29th, flooding N Otago and S Cant.
Second week: about 9th, floods E Java.
Final week: about 24th, wet Waikato, storm NSW.
First week: about 2nd, cold strong S winds; about 7th, cold snap and frost over most of NI
Second week: about 9th, fog in Waikato; about 11th, dry across the country for much of the next 4 weeks due to strong W and SW winds. Very dry N of NI and SI, and S of NI
Last week: about 23rd, heavy seas Cook Strait; about 24th, snow closes Desert Rd; about 29th, southern hydrolakes fill.
First week: about 2nd, floods in China; about 6th, storms over NI
Second week: about 13th, rain washes snow away
Third week: about 15th, anticyclones feature over the next two weeks; about 16th, snow closes Desert Rd.
Last week: about 25th, rain washes snow off Ruapehu; about 29th, stormy SWs over next 2 weeks
First week; about 7th, strong winds Wellington, heavy rain Hamilton
Second week: about 9th, fine, frosty, polar blast over whole country, freezing air; about 11th, Desert Rd closed; about 12th, snow everywhere
Third week: about 14th, blue skies SI; about 15th; heavy rain Islamabad; about 17th, heavy rain and winds, Desert Rd closed; about 18th, snow and ice in NI closes roads, about 19th, floods in SE USA, Georgia, Alabama, N Florida
Last week: about 22nd, wind and waves in Taiwan; about 24th, big chill for whole country plus frosts; about 28th, rain+flooding Waikato (Putararu and S Waikato); about 29th, Franz Josef glacier growing
First week; about 1st, drought WA, SA, W NSW and Qld interior, affects grain crop; about 4th, deluge hits Auckland, monsoon arrives India; about 6th Mercer flooding, heavy rain+flooding in China.
Second week: about 13th, heavy rains in Phillipines
Third week: about 16th, downpour fills Waikato River
Last week: about 25th, Auckland lakes rising, flooding+slips in Wellington; about 29th, Kuwait very hot.
First week; about 1st, fog in NI airports
Second week: about 11th, only 2 or 3 dry days over next 4 weeks for Waikato; about 12th, winter lingers, snow Cant.
Third week: about 15th, fogs in NI; about 16th, Auckland lake levels up; about 17th, storm sweeps through NZ, wild winds, blizzards Ruapehu, Waikato escapes brunt, snow closes roads.
Last week: about 25th, floods N Nigeria; about 26th, heavy rain Auckland.
First week; about 1st, outback drought QLD and N NSW
Second week: about 10th, heavy rain Waikato; about 11th, beginning of 4 chilly weeks over NZ, cold affects asparagus crop; about 12th, severe frost in Cant.damages stonefruit crops.
Third week: about 17th, heavy rain in Waikato; about 20th, Waikato River near flooding levels
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