If a low which undergoes explosive cyclogenesis, meaning it deepens very rapidly is a short time, exceeding a certain amount in 24 hours it can be defined as a 'bomb' low.
There is a low approaching New Zealand on Wednesday which meets this criteria and it is expected to bring damaging winds to exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island, and extremely heavy rain to the South Island west coast later Wednesday.
This low brings extremely large accumulations of rain, up to 300mm in 24 hours for some of the ranges, which could cause widespread flooding, slips and damage to roads. Rivers and streams will rise rapidly, including those in Canterbury that feed from the Alps.This event will especially impact anyone in the mountains, river users, tourists and those traveling on the roads. As the low moves off the country to the east on Thursday it drags up an unseasonably cold southwest flow from the south causing overnight temperatures on Thursday and Friday to plummet back to single digits, with some areas dropping to 4 degrees.
To learn more about rapidly deepening lows please go to our blog at http://blog.metservice.com/BombLow2012 Severe Weather outlook: http://bit.ly/SWOutlook ^Lisa
Kiwis proudly support fair trade. So we’re giving Kiwis the chance to WIN 1 of 5 hampers full of Fairtrade goodies. Just tell us your favourite Fairtrade product to be in to win! Every item in this prize supports fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
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We have a super giveaway to celebrate the Super rugby final. 🏈🏈🏈 A quick fire comp for you and a friend to win a piece each from the upcoming Charlo collection. I will draw the winner at the final whistle of tonights final. Simply comment below with one thing you are looking forward to this August. Tag a friend in and you could both win a garment. Good luck. Catch you in 2 hours with the winner. 👍👍
Double the yum and double the fun thanks to NEW Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo – in-store now! We have 5 choco-licious Cadbury Oreo hampers to give away. Just tag the biggest Cadbury fan you know and you’re in the draw to WIN!
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Need help growing your Pokémon collections? Tag a mate and you can both win 5GB of data. Remember – with 2degrees, if you have an Android phone and no credit card, you can charge your Pokécoins straight to your Pay Monthly bill, or use your Prepay credit. For more info visit - https://goo.gl/1FexwE. Competition closes 18/07/16 at 9am. 2degrees customers only (both entrants).
Foreign owners have kicked New Zealanders in the teeth again with the closure of the Cadbury factory in Dunedin costing 350 workers their jobs.
This factory traces its origins back to 1868 and is an iconic part of Dunedin and Otago history. That has ended with the owners, American multinational, Mondelez International, deciding it can manufacture chocolate more cheaply in Australia.
Some big corporates have no concern for people, history or what country they operate in – all they want is profit and Cadbury’s closure is just another example of this.
Many NZers will now feel more inclined to buy Whittaker’s chocolate and other Kiwi produced chocolate knowing they are eating a product that is keeping NZers in jobs. - Whittaker's Chocolate Lovers
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We have $200 worth of Nike gym gear up for grabs. Be in to win a Nike gym bag, yoga matt and work out gloves – just tag your gym buddy and we’ll choose a winner at random. Entries close Sunday 7th August at 11:59pm.
WIN!! On the THIRD day of a Kiwi Christmas, we have THREE copies of The Kiwi Hokey Tokey to giveaway! New Zealand animals of all shapes and sizes come together to play. To go in the draw to win, just comment, share or like this post by tomorrow at 10am. Good luck everyone! ** This competition is only open to our Facebook fans in New Zealand.
Sooo I got a bit of flack for putting a Poached Egg recipe in Scrumptious. Apparently 'everyone knows how to do that!'. Well shit, I've only just perfected it - so I just assumed some people would appreciate a few tips. Seriously, a tidy egg puts you in a good mood for the rest of the day, I reckon!! Thanks to all the awesome people who have sent me success stories on that recipe. This is today's effort from me 🐔oh and would you like the 'recipe'?
#alltalkwithanikamoa Stories in women's magazines are all about getting knocked up, broken hearts.. too skinny... too fat... blah blah. We wondered what it would look like if you applied the same headlines to men.. So we made the Man's Monthly!! guys get their periods too right. lol. <3 All Talk With Anika Moa
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