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A gentle northwesterly airflow lies across the country tonight, a weak front is slowly moving north delivering some rain to the West Coast of the South Island and a few spots of rain in the east.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 23, 2014, 4:57 am

Builders and building materials are short supply with a mad scramble to patch up roofs left gaping after unprecedented windstorm cut a trail of damage over 400km of the West Coast, from Karamea to Fox Glacier.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:00 am

Widespread flooding, heavy rainfall and gale force winds caused road closures, power outages and slips around New Zealand on April 17 and 18.

The rough conditions have been fuelled by ex-Cyclone Ita with the tail end of the tropical storm hitting the islands overnight on April 17.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 22, 2014, 10:00 pm

With Anzac Day falling on Friday many New Zealanders will be enjoying a second long weekend in a row - but the forecast once again looks unsettled.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 22, 2014, 7:37 pm

Any early showers or cloud clears about the upper South Island and North Island today then mostly sunny weather can be expected. A front makes its way north over the lower South Island however bringing spotty rain out east, more persistent rain in the west.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 22, 2014, 5:00 pm

Showers about the upper South Island and North Island will ease this evening and mostly clear overnight, a few remain along the east coast of the North Island however. Meanwhile a front builds south of the country with northwesterlies increasing about Southland overnight and rain moving into Fiordland.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 22, 2014, 5:31 am

A Russian astronomer has said that a shimmering fireball that illuminated the night sky over the northern Murmansk region last week was "a very bright meteor."

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 22, 2014, 2:00 am

After a lingering summer for some regions it appears the Autumnal weather pattern is now open for business following ex-cyclone Ita.

While high pressure wants to build over the country this week - as it has done most weeks so far this year - the Southern Ocean is now firing up front after front towards New Zealand.  

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 22, 2014, 12:37 am

Aid groups in Solomon Islands are raising concerns a lack of food security is stopping many flood victims returning home from evacuation centres.

Devastating flash floods earlier this month killed 21 people and left thousands homeless.

Food gardens were also wiped out by the flooding or buried in silt. 

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 21, 2014, 10:00 pm

The start of this shorter working week sees a ridge over most of the country today then tomorrow and Thursday a weak front moves through from the southwest, finally Anzac day is looking a little wet out west while eastern regions experience nicer weather.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: April 21, 2014, 7:00 pm