Thursday, August 31, 2023

Māpua Masterplan

 


Engage in Shaping Māpua's Future: Join the Community Drop-in Sessions on the Māpua Masterplan



Māpua, Tasman District - The Tasman District Council is inviting all residents of Māpua to actively participate in the development of the Māpua Masterplan by providing their valuable feedback and insights. The first in a series of interactive drop-in sessions, aimed at engaging the community on the Māpua Masterplan, is scheduled to be held at the Māpua Community Hall this Saturday. The sessions will run from 10am to 12pm, and again from 1pm to 3pm.

Your Voice Matters: Have a Say in Māpua's Future

The Tasman District Council recognises the importance of community input in shaping the future of Māpua. The upcoming drop-in sessions are designed to foster meaningful discussions and gather insights from local residents. These sessions provide an excellent opportunity for community members to voice their opinions and contribute to the vision outlined in the Māpua Masterplan.

Engagement Dates and Times:

  • Saturday: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
  • Thursday, September 14: 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm


The Council hopes for robust discussions and valuable feedback from the community to help shape the Masterplan document effectively. One of the central topics up for discussion is the integration of diverse housing and business options that uphold Māpua's unique character while remaining resilient to natural hazards and climate change.

Building a Resilient Future: Addressing Key Concerns

Local concerns about proposed residential development are emerging, with some residents advocating for more housing options for retirees. The need for increased housing aligns with the growing population in Tasman. Moreover, it plays a crucial role in enhancing community facilities for both current and future residents. 

Maintaining a vibrant business environment is equally crucial for Māpua's sustainable growth. Without more attractive business offerings, the area's tourism potential during the summer and winter seasons could be at risk. The Masterplan aims to address these concerns and ensure a thriving economy.

Another key point of contention is the establishment of climate-resilient infrastructure to support existing and upcoming developments. The recent issue of sewage discharge into the estuary near Māpua's wharf has raised concerns about environmental sustainability. These challenges underscore the significance of proactive climate change planning and infrastructure development.

Be Part of the Conversation at Māpua Community Hall.

There are ten topics up for discussion, perhaps more to come, which underscores the importance of your input. The Māpua Community Hall is where the conversations will take place. Your presence and insights can significantly impact the future of Māpua. For more details on the Māpua Masterplan and how you can participate, please visit Shape.Tasman.govt.nz/mapua-masterplan-2023


This is from a concerned resident of Tasman




Raw sewerage or wastewater being pumped beside the Māpua wharf into the estuary August last year



People swimming by the Māpua wharf close to were raw sewerage or wastewater had been pumped out


Pigeon Post News Richmond

MetService Weather —A moon to observe!


 

A moon, a ridge, a front and a low


31/08/2023

Covering period of Thursday 31st August - Monday 4th September


According to MetService, a ridge maintains its presence holding settled weather over much of Aotearoa New Zealand today and Te Waipounamu/South Island in the weekend. A low affecting the upper north, spreads areas of rain to much of Te Ika-a-Māui/North Island come Sunday.


There are clear skies forecast for this evening for many areas making great viewing conditions for  tonight’s Super Blue Moon. That being said, fog which affected parts of Kirikiriroa/Hamilton and Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland this morning is likely to return early tomorrow morning which could hamper moon gazing in those areas. 


MetService meteorologist Dom Barry says, “The majority of Te Ika-a-Māui/North Island will be fine this evening, however some areas of cloud are possible west of the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges, and also east of the Raukumara Range, which may make moon-spotting tricky at times. The east of the South Island will be in for a viewing treat, however, those on the West Coast and in the far south may struggle to get a peep.”


Those moon watches in Nelson and Tasman should have a wonderful view of the moon.


Heading into Saturday, settled weather continues over central Aotearoa New Zealand thanks to that ridge. Meanwhile, a front stalls over the lower South Island and a low-pressure system approaches the Far North, bringing rain and strong winds to both places. 


Barry continues, “An Orange Heavy Rain Warning has been issued for Fiordland about and south of George Sound from Friday morning to Saturday morning, with up to 180mm of rain expected to fall there.


As we approach the weekend, Watches and Warnings for rain and wind associated with the low-pressure system in the north are still a possible, so please stay up to date with information on our app or website.”


The ridge pushes the rain off the lower South Island during Saturday, bringing fine weather to most of the South Island over the weekend. Meanwhile, the low from the north continues to head southwards, bringing at least a period of rain to the entire North Island during the weekend, with northern and eastern areas likely to see a more prolonged spell of wet weather into early next week. Eventually, the low system will affect the eastern coasts of the upper South Island on Sunday with cloud and showers developing.




METSERVICE


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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Flight chaos could 'last for days' in UK after air traffic control fault


UK air traffic control fault


Flight chaos will ‘last for days’ following today’s air traffic control faults, an aviation expert has warned.

More than 500 flights to and from the UK have been cancelled following a “technical issue” with air traffic control.

The National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the country’s leading provider of air traffic control services, said controllers are having to input flight plans manually due to a fault with its systems.

It apologised for the disruption caused by the failure, which is causing significant delays at UK airports. Shortly after 3.30pm, NATS said the technical issue had been “identified and remedied”.

The BBC has reported more than 500 UK flights, 232 departing and 271 arriving, have been cancelled as of 2.30pm according to data collated by aviation analytics firm Cirium.

Many more are likely to be delayed with passengers told to expect waits on the tarmac of up to 12 hours.

Today’s travel chaos will be ‘very thoroughly’ investigated, the Operations Director of NATS has said. 

In a video statement released this evening, Juliet Kennedy said: ‘First of all, I would like to apologise for the impact on people’s travel plans today.

“The issue we had earlier meant that our automatic system, which provides controllers with details of every aircraft and its route, wasn’t working.

“Instead, to manage safety, we had to limit the number of flights we could manage. 

“Our teams worked hard to resolve the problem and I’m pleased to say it was fixed earlier on this afternoon. 

“However, it will take some time for flights to return to normal and we will continue to work with the airlines and the airports to recover the situation. 

“Our absolute priority is safety and we will be investigating very thoroughly what happened today. 

“Again, I would like to apologise for the impact on the travelling public and to tell you that our teams will continue to work to get you on your way as soon as we can.”



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Saturday, August 26, 2023

Heartbreaking Defeat for All Blacks as Springboks Dominate: A Devastating Blow in London



At Twickenham, London: Springboks 35

All Blacks 7


In a resounding triumph, the Springboks triumphed over the All Blacks with a commanding score of 35-7, leaving the New Zealand rugby giants reeling from a stinging defeat on the world stage. This morning's match, unfolding during New Zealand's time, proved to be a humbling and sobering experience for the All Blacks, who managed to put up only a mere 7 points.

Regrettably, this loss goes down as one of the most grievous setbacks in the illustrious history of the All Blacks, as their coach, Ian Foster, had orchestrated a rigorous test for his full-strength squad. However, the outcome demonstrated a glaring unpreparedness for the impending World Cup pool match, which looms just a fortnight away. Their first World Cup pool match, slated against France in Paris, now beckons ominously.

The All Blacks entered the fray with high hopes for a robust challenge, but they encountered more than they bargained for. The intensity of the match took a physical toll, most notably on tight-head prop Tyrel Lomax, who sustained a deep leg gash. Yet, the greater damage seemed to be inflicted upon the pride of the All Blacks, as their performance left much to be desired.

Historical records reflect that the last time the All Blacks endured such a comprehensive defeat at the hands of the Springboks was in 1928, when they faced a 17-0 loss in Durban.

Critics have been swift to voice their concerns, citing poor discipline, faltering lineouts, and an ineffective kicking game as contributing factors to this disappointing outcome. The consequences of these inadequacies were brutally clear, with the Springboks capitalizing on every opportunity presented. As the All Blacks contemplate their next steps, Foster faces a race against time to rectify the deficiencies that have surfaced. The challenges do not end there, as the aftermath of this clash has also left him to manage Tyrel Lomax's injury and Barrett's penalties.

In a fortunate turn, Barrett managed to escape the ultimate consequences of his actions on the field. His two yellow cards, though concerning, were not escalated to red by off-field officials, providing a semblance of relief and sparing him further sanctions.

On the whole, the match can only be described as a lackluster showing by the All Blacks. The echoes of this defeat will undoubtedly reverberate as the Rugby World Cup draws nearer, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the tournament. Observers will be keen to witness how the All Blacks rebound from this sobering experience, particularly when pitted against France. It is fervently hoped that this morning's disheartening dismantling will serve as a catalyst for the All Blacks to rise anew, ensuring that such a performance remains an aberration rather than the norm.



Pigeon Post News Richmond

Friday, August 25, 2023

More Firemen fly to Canada tomorrow

Fire and Emergency sends specialists to assist Canadians to fight wildfires





On 26 August 2023, a fifth deployment of Fire and Emergency and forestry company specialist personnel are departing Auckland airport to assist with the ongoing wildfires in Canada  said Fire and Emergency to 25 August 2023.


Echo deployment consists of two Divisional Supervisors, two Heavy Equipment Group Supervisors, one Air Operations Branch Director, one Helicopter Coordinator and one Area Representative.


An international effort has been made to assist Canada, with firefighters from Australia, United States, South Africa, France, Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil all pitching in. 


This New Zealand deployment will provide much needed support and relief to local fire managers who have been doing it tough since May.


Fire and Emergency has already deployed 92 firefighters across four deployments to the country to help with the firefighting efforts. The majority of those firefighters were on the ground undertaking ‘arduous firefighting’.


New Zealand remains in frequent contact with Canada to assess how we can continue to support them.


Back home, we have begun preparing for the upcoming wildfire season in New Zealand, early, because it is expected to carry heightened fire danger due to an El Niño weather pattern this summer.


Fire and Emergency New Zealand

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Weather — If you are up for Saturday sports it will be a chilly start to the morning


Cold end to an already chilly August


Covering period of Fri 25 - Sun 27 August


A ridge of high pressure remains over the country, bringing settled conditions for the rest of the working week. However, a few showers will affect the upper North Island and the Far South, but for much of Aotearoa New Zealand it’s light winds, clear skies and cold nights. From this weekend MetService is however, forecasting a cold end to an already chilly month as winds tip to the southwest. 


It will be another calm, cold and frosty start on Saturday morning for many with areas of low cloud and fog about.  


MetService Meteorologist Amy Loots says, “If you’re out early for Saturday morning sports, in Nelson or Tasman, wrap up warm as it’ll be a chilly start, but the sun should come out by mid-morning and warm things up.” 


“Nelson Airport is running colder than average for August, but just over a degree, and also slightly drier than the long term average.”


“Looking ahead, the last week of August also looks cold in sunny nelson, but not as cold as it has been the few weeks.”


A series of fronts are expected to move up the lower South Island on Saturday, bringing rain to Westland, Southland, and Otago. The fronts weaken as they push further north and onto the North Island on Sunday, however, Saturday is the pick of the weekend. 


“While there is minimal risk of severe weather associated with these fronts, there may be snow fall about some higher roads, especially on Sunday so make sure to stay up to date with the relevant forecasts,” Loots said.  


Following the fronts, a cold showery southwest flow spreads over the country and persists into next week. With these cold temperatures, this month is shaping up to be a cold August for Nelson and Tasman. This comes off the back of three warmer than average winters, driven by La Niña sitting on top of an underlying warming climate and as we head into spring the outlook looks cold – typical for El Nino spring in new Zealand.

 

METSERVICE


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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Two women arrested following assault outside school

 


Two arrested following Nelson assault 

Thursday, 24 August 2023 - 7:59am | Tasman

Two women have been arrested following an assault that took place outside an intermediate school on Nayland Road on Monday afternoon.  

A 25-year-old and a 27-year-old are due to appear in Nelson District Court on Wednesday 30 August on assault charges.

Enquiries remain ongoing into the wider incident as Police work to identify and interview other suspects.

Anyone who saw the incident take place and has not yet spoken to Police is asked to contact Police via 105, either online or by phone, and quote file number 230822/1005.

Police Media Centre

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Region’s transport choke point has a solution 


 The intersection of Queen St & HW6 Gladstone Rd

An intersection that has been a significant choke point for industry and commuters alike is in line for investment with the release today of the Government’s Policy Statement (GPS) on Transport.

The intersection of Richmond’s Queen Street and State Highway 6 is included as part of the strategic investment programme. 

“Due to the growth of the area, this intersection has become increasingly congested and costly to the region, economically and socially”, said Tasman Mayor Tim King.  

“With the agreement to consenting and design over the next three years we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel.” 

The GPS also provides for a significant increase in maintenance funding for local and national roads in the area. “For a number of years, we have had to prioritise maintenance on many of our roads which has led to a rising level of dissatisfaction over the quality of our important transport corridors. 

“Investment of this magnitude in maintenance is an investment in resilience, sustainability and safety in this network, a network that is vitally important to a predominantly rural district such as Tasman and the economic wellbeing of the region. 

“As our predominantly primary sector economy continues to grow and develop the sustainability of our transport network is vital. The proposed investment recognises the national importance of the Richmond State Highway 6 intersection and the need for resilient regional network. 

“While the release of the GPS provides a way forward, it still requires the Council, all sectors that could benefit and residents to submit in its favour. Without strong support for the policy, priority may be given to other areas to our loss. 

“We cannot sit back and accept this proposal is a done deal, we as a District and region need to signal our support.”  

Consultation on the draft GPS closes at 5pm on Friday 15 September 2023.

To submit on the GPS: Draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2024 Consultation - Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport - Citizen Space


Tasman District Council


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Commuter Buzz:


 

Unprecedented Response to New eBus Service!


A wave of enthusiasm has engulfed the region in response to the brand-new eBus service!

Within its inaugural week, an impressive 15,500 journeys were clocked—a staggering 44 percent leap from the former NBus.

Contrasting the old NBus's daily average of 1,800 passengers, the modern eBus is cruising at an impressive daily average of 2,600 passengers.

The inaugural routes to Motueka and Wakefield have struck a chord, amassing 1,200 journeys in their first operational week.

Weekends witnessed an exceptional surge too, with passenger numbers soaring to 2,709—an astonishing 195 percent escalation over the old NBus figures.

We're all ears for your input on routes and bus stops! Join the conversation at https://bit.ly/3Cdha5M, drop a pin on the map, and contribute to shaping the future of routes and stops over the next year.


Tasman District Council

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

MetService - Heavy Rain Watch -Tasman, about and west of Motueka

 


Widespread wet and windy weekend


MetService covering period of Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 August



The fine weather of today and Friday is set to change this weekend. MetService is forecasting a Tasman Sea low to bring widespread wet and windy weather this weekend. 

MetService meteorologist Andrew James say, “With high pressure taking hold of the steering wheel through into the weekend, we’ve got a cracking end to the working week for most of the country – Thursday sees showers gradually clear, with just a pesky few remaining in the far south of the South Island, and Friday is looking similar.” 

The weekend, however, is a different story. A broad area of low pressure is expected to cross Aotearoa New Zealand during Saturday and Sunday, bringing with it significant and widespread rain and wind.  

Severe Weather Watches for heavy rain are already in place for parts of Westland and Tasman while there is a Strong Wind Watch for Fiordland. Central North Island areas are likely to be added tomorrow. Some of these could be upgraded to warnings if required. 

Andrew has more detail “Rain gets going along the South Island’s west coast during Saturday morning, then into the afternoon the system moves onto the North Island. Wherever you are, Saturday’s best weather is going to be early in the day.” 

During Sunday the rain and wind continues to move eastwards across the country, with places like the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty potentially set to see the wettest weather.  

“The best advice this weekend is to keep up with the latest forecasts at metservice.com,” says James. 

The good news is that the weather is set to settle again after the weekend, as a ridge of higher pressure rebuilds across Aotearoa.


MetService


Pigeon Post News Richmond

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Conservation Week 14 to 20 August 2023



DOC would like us to Take Action for Nature and Clean Spaces this Week

Conservation Week, a national event promoting nature and conservation engagement, is back this year, urging Aotearoa's residents to step up for nature. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is calling on individuals to contribute to a cleaner environment by participating in various activities. These actions include picking up litter, contributing time or funds to local community initiatives, and making sustainable choices to protect the unique ecosystems of Aotearoa.

Why Clean Up?

In this year's Conservation Week, DOC is challenging citizens to make a difference by cleaning up litter, safeguarding cherished local spots. Whether it's a beach, park, trail, or playground, these places hold personal significance to many as sources of leisure, exercise, and solace. However, litter poses a grave threat to these areas, impacting soil, waterways, wildlife, and overall ecological health. Collaborative efforts are crucial to counteract this harm, ensuring the preservation of natural spaces for both fauna and human well-being.

Taking Action

Taking action is straightforward and impactful. When in your treasured spaces, observe the amount and common areas of litter accumulation. Equip yourself with gloves and a bag – a paper supermarket bag or a bin liner – and aim to fill it before heading home. Share photos of your efforts online using DOC's #ConservationWeek hashtag to inspire others. Additionally, demonstrate love for nature by taking responsibility for your own waste during outdoor activities, such as walks, hikes, or bike rides. Carry a bag or container to collect your waste, minimizing your environmental footprint.

Further Steps for a Cleaner Environment

Engage younger generations by discussing the significance of maintaining clean natural spaces and involving them in litter cleanups. Organize outings with friends or family to clean up beaches or nature trails during weekends. Protect local wildlife by addressing food waste, as even biodegradable materials can attract harmful pests if left in inappropriate environments. To reduce waste, explore plastic-free alternatives in your household.

As Conservation Week continues, Aotearoa's residents are called upon to unite in a shared commitment to preserving the country's extraordinary natural heritage. By taking action, individuals contribute not only to the health of the environment but also to their own well-being.


DOC


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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Take note:- Severe Weather Outlook

 

MetService Severe Weather Outlook - Valid Thu 17 Aug 2023 through to Sun 20 Aug 2023

MetService Severe Weather Outlook


A ridge of high pressure spreads onto the country from the west on Thursday, with cold and showery southwesterlies easing.

The flow is forecast to turn northerly on Friday as the ridge moves to the east of Aotearoa/New Zealand and a frontal system approaches from the Tasman Sea.

The front is expected to lie just to the west of Aotearoa/New Zealand by midnight Saturday, bringing rain to northern and western parts of the country and strong to gale force northeast winds to exposed places. The front should move eastwards over central New Zealand on Sunday, followed by a change to colder and showery southwesterlies. Meanwhile, the front is forecast to slow down as it moves eastwards over northern New Zealand due to a low developing on the front.

On Saturday, there is moderate confidence rainfall amounts will reach warning criteria about northwest Tasman, and low confidence of heavy rain for Westland south of Otira.

On Sunday, there continues to be moderate confidence of warnable amounts of rain for northwest Tasman, while there is low confidence of a period of heavy rain for other parts of Nelson/Tasman and northern Marlborough. There is also low confidence of a warnable period of heavy rain and severe northeast gales for the northern North Island from North Taranaki across the central high country to East Cape, as drawn on the chart. However, for Taranaki Maunga the confidence of heavy rain is considered moderate.

Low confidence:
a 20% likelihood (or 1 chance in 5) that the event will actually happen.
Moderate confidence:
a 40% likelihood (or 2 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.
High confidence:
a 60% likelihood (or 3 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.

Issued: 10:33am Tue, 15 Aug
Valid from midnight Wed, 16 Aug to midnight Sun, 20 Aug

MetService

Pigeon Post News Richmond

Waka Kotahi contractors working hard in Murchison stabilising Dellow’s Bluff and building retaining wall for under-slip SH6 beside Buller River

 

Overview showing Dellow’s Bluff and under slip - Photo Waka Kotahi

Rock blasting and anchors help stabilise Dellow’s Bluff


The end is in sight for ongoing roadworks at State Highway 6, Dellow’s Bluff, near Murchison.


Waka Kotahi contractors have been working hard to reduce the risk of large boulders falling onto State Highway 6 at Dellow’s Bluff, with a combination of rock clearing and rock anchors to stabilise high-risk cliff sections next to the highway.  


In July 2022, large boulders, including one the size of a car, fell onto the road, closing it for three days, affecting the critical transport link between Nelson, the West Coast, and Christchurch.


Boulders from Dellow’s Bluff, SH6, July 2022  - Photo Waka Kotahi 


One of the boulders, nicknamed ‘Eric the egg’ due to a distinctive nodule on the rock, is now displayed outside Murchison Museum as a permanent reminder of the scale of rock fall. 


Rob Service, System Manager Top of the South, says tree roots and water getting into cracks in the cliff face caused the massive boulders to fall.


“Some parts of the bluff are particularly prone to erosion, and goats clambering over the bluff increase its instability. Inspections revealed more fractured rocks and loose material at risk of falling on the road. These had to be removed.”


“We used a range of techniques to make the cliff face safer. Scaling and blasting removed loose rocks and overhangs, and rock anchors (or bolting) helped stabilise other sections,” Mr Service says.


A challenge for the project was using helicopters to lift large equipment, such as drilling rigs, to the top of the bluff. Specialist abseiling crews also installed 280 rock anchors. 


Rob Service says the work has stabilised the most at-risk section of the cliff, and future work at Dellow’s Bluff will be prioritised under the national resilience programme. In the meantime, some safety measures will be kept at the site.


Dellow’s Bluff rock anchoring work - Photo Waka Kotahi


“We will keep the protective container wall in place for up to another 12 months. Keeping it lets us monitor the cliff’s stability under a range of conditions. Monitoring the amount and type of debris coming down, and where it comes from, helps us decide what is needed to best protect the road in the long term.” 


As well as stabilising the cliff face, crews have been working to repair an under-slip about 150 metres from the rock face on the river side of the road. 


Mr Service says sharing traffic management and resources helped both projects and minimised disruption to road users.  


“We had been running ongoing maintenance on the under slip, using asphalt fill as a temporary measure. However, after a weather event last February, we decided to get resilience work for this site done sooner.”


While work on the under slip had been planned to be finished earlier this year, Mr Service says challenging ground conditions (including a high water table and little rock to anchor into) mean the retaining wall is now expected to be finished by the end of 2023. 


Construction of under slip retaining wall  - Photo Waka Kotahi


“We’ve installed 58 vertical piles to build a 60-metre retaining wall and are now drilling 27 horizontal 15-metre anchors to complete the tiebacks. We’ve also taken the opportunity to put in more drainage to remove water and stabilise the underground conditions. This will help make the road more resilient in future heavy rain events,” Mr Service says.


He says Waka Kotahi does appreciate that the long-running project has sometimes created delays and inconvenience for road users.


“The good news is we are almost there, and, at the end of this project, this section of State Highway 6 will be a much stronger and safer stretch of road for everyone to use,” Mr Service says.


Press release Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency


Pigeon Post News Richmond

Monday, August 14, 2023

MetService Media Release for Weather covering period Monday 14th - Friday 18th August - Plus details on Tasman East

 

Richmond Looking towards the Bay


Briefly Wet, Briefly Dry


The week ahead shows spring is not far away, with MetService forecasting westerly winds and wet, thundery weather in the west, and drier conditions in the east. With average weather comes average temperatures, but a chill creeps in ahead of the weekend.


John from MetService said “there does not look to be much rain in store for the eastern parts of Tasman this week.  The majority of the rainfall forecast this week will be brought along on westerly winds and so the ranges in the west of the region will be acting as a good block to the wet weather. There is some rainfall for the east on Wednesday but a ridge of pressure building on Thursday and Friday will bring a few more dry but cold days.”


“The rainfall accumulation chart below gives an idea of how much rain you could expect across your region this week. (see below)



MetService - Friday 18th August 5pm Accumulated rainfall

John went on to say “the rainfall figures for the winter so far in east Tasman looking at Nelson Airport:

June 83.4mm

July 33.6mm

August (so far) 16.4mm

 

The average for each month is normally around 80mm for June, July and August in the east of Tasman and Nelson”


A complex low-pressure system to the south of Te Waipounamu/the South Island throws a series of active rainbands over the country throughout the week, with heavy falls and thunderstorms possible for western areas from Monday right through to Wednesday evening. 


MetService meteorologist Clare O’Connor offers more detail: “These bands of rain - with embedded thunderstorms - are relatively short-lived, but there are a number of them that pass over, battering the west coasts of both main islands over the next couple of days.” 


Out east, everything looks a lot drier. Residents of eastern areas of Aotearoa New Zealand can expect to remain mostly dry until early Wednesday, but remnants of a cold front bring some wet weather to Bay of Plenty and the East Cape Monday evening.


“Wednesday morning brings a shift from a northwesterly flow to southwesterlies. This shift brings more precipitation to that previously dry east and clears up conditions in the west by Wednesday night.” O’Connor details. 


A building ridge of high pressure on Thursday will see a respite from the showery weather, however the clearer skies will bring a morning chill that will be missing earlier in the week. The ridge looks to be brief; a new low developing off the east coast of Australia approaches Aotearoa on Friday, and while there is uncertainty about the impacts it will have, a wet weekend looks likely for the west again.

MetService Forecast 48 Hour Rainfall Accumulation

MetService


Pigeon Post News Richmond

TASMAN RUGBY UNION - NEWS

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