Mean and ugly weather system makes its way across the country Quite a mean and ugly weather system working its way in across the country. It's a bit like Mother Nature wearing her ugly face and just walking round all day.
The menacing storm system set to bring huge dumping of snow for South Island Get ready for some significant weather, some nasty weather as Mother Nature really just turns up the screws as far as an active weather system.
Get the extra blanket out a bone-chilling night is on the way It's Thursday, put a smiley face [draws one in the air] or a not-so-smiley face on the calendar, that's where you've got the risk for some snow down south. That's the weather, for now.
One News at 6pm You wake up in the morning, you go, 'urgh, gosh.' You'd almost need a snow shovel to get some of that frost off there.
Scrapers handy, of course.
Wendy was chuckling away off-screen. Wasn't quick enough off the mark to get a screengrab of this: It was a good-looking day in Taranaki, even the big-horned cattle were saying, 'yeah, it's good!'
When you mix things, like mixing a cake together, you've got some cold air, you've got moisture, moist air, that always causes trouble.
This week, meteorologist Daniel Corbett is our guide to the diverse community of Warkworth, forty minutes north of Auckland.
Daniel worked for the Met Office and the BBC in the UK for many years. He became part of the One News Weather Team in 2014. Daniel says when he and his wife moved to New Zealand three and a half years ago for a change in lifestyle, he had to learn new forecasting skills because the weather here is very different to the States and the UK. “It's really challenging due to the contrast between the mountains and sea as well as New Zealand’s position situated midway between the tropics and the poles. All these factors help make our weather dramatic and very unique.”
Daniel picked Warkworth as a pace to live because of the proximity to the vineyards, beaches, and marine reserves of the Mahurangi Peninsula, as well as the diverse and welcoming community. “I am really excited about the new life we’re creating in Warkworth. It’s such a contrast to those built up megacities I’ve lived in previously like London or New York.”
You might be sick of that raincoat but don't get rid of it yet - more rain is coming You're gonna be sick of the old raincoat by the end of the week, you'll wanna just throw it away [throwing gesture] but keep it handy.
Mother Nature throws wild weather at Dunedin with both hands Mother Nature's literally throwing everything with both hands at us.
One News at 6pm Mother Nature's certainly thrown some wild weather at us over the last couple of days. No only thrown it with one hand, probably two, kicked it, even a couple of elbows [see Vine, below].
High pressure, hello, that's coming our way.
High pressure starts to build in, little bloke just pops up and says hello.
One more little area of some blustery showers tomorrow, then we can finally go [rests hand on chest], ahhh, better weather.
The raincoat will be your best friend this week with some heavy rain coming our way It's one of those weeks where you almost want a score card, keeping an eye on all the different weather systems coming in. Your raincoat will be your best friend over the next few days.
Mother Nature's in a mood so get your raincoats out it's going to get wet Some more active weather coming our way, you almost think that Mother Nature, she's having one of those funny moods this week, keep your raincoat handy.
There's a Vine of part of this forecast, below.
One News at 6pm
Wendy: Fine weather to heavy rain and thunder, a bit of lightning...
Dan: I'll just go look for a kitchen sink, bear with me one second.
Get those extra blankets ready! It's going to be a good night
A good night for what though? Could even be some ice-scrapers out [ice-scraper gesture - see Vine, below] to, perhaps, spots just south of Auckland.
You'll be out standing at the bus stop like this going, 'oh-ho!'
One News at 6pm
Some five metre swells: Think of a swell, it's like you put a big stone, you drop it in the water, all the ripples that go out from our big storm, that is of course, the swell.
Next two days, put some smiles next to them on the calendar [draws smiles in air - see pic].
One News at 6pm The weather takes a turn over the next day or so as Mother Nature digs into her box of tricks and says, 'brr, have that' [throwing gesture - see Vine, below]. And the weather, it won't just be one big weather system just coming at us, it'll actually come in waves, a bit like going to the restaurant and the buffet and you get salad first, then you go back for your dinner and then the dessert. That's what it'll be like.
That keen sou'wester really knocks on the door [knocking gesture] as you're having your dinner or something.