Wintry weather is looming for Show weekend

Rain, wind and possibly snow in the ranges around Wairoa are all in the weather mix for the next few days.

The Gisborne district will get its share of the cold snap, with cold showers arriving from tomorrow afternoon.

MetService has issued a severe weather outlook about the active front forecast to track east across central and northern New Zealand tomorrow.

The forecast says this will be preceded by strong and moist northerlies and there is low confidence that warning amounts of northerly rain will accumulate in several central areas, including the eastern Bay of Plenty.

As the front and low move away to the east later tomorrow, a strong and cold south to southeasterly flow is forecast to spread across the country.

During this time there is also low confidence of warning amounts of snow falling above 600 metres about the central North Island high country, including the ranges of Hawke’s Bay about the Wairoa District on Friday and into Saturday. Higher roads, passes and farms in these areas are likely to be affected.

Strong to gale force south to south-easterly winds are likely in many places, inlcuding Gisborne and the East Coast.

Conditions are expected to ease over Sunday.

Rain, wind and possibly snow in the ranges around Wairoa are all in the weather mix for the next few days.

The Gisborne district will get its share of the cold snap, with cold showers arriving from tomorrow afternoon.

MetService has issued a severe weather outlook about the active front forecast to track east across central and northern New Zealand tomorrow.

The forecast says this will be preceded by strong and moist northerlies and there is low confidence that warning amounts of northerly rain will accumulate in several central areas, including the eastern Bay of Plenty.

As the front and low move away to the east later tomorrow, a strong and cold south to southeasterly flow is forecast to spread across the country.

During this time there is also low confidence of warning amounts of snow falling above 600 metres about the central North Island high country, including the ranges of Hawke’s Bay about the Wairoa District on Friday and into Saturday. Higher roads, passes and farms in these areas are likely to be affected.

Strong to gale force south to south-easterly winds are likely in many places, inlcuding Gisborne and the East Coast.

Conditions are expected to ease over Sunday.

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