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Labour weekend 2010- sunny!

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We are hosting a festival/party labour weekend and are expecting, hoping for, praying, chanting and "Thanking Ahead" for an amazing, sunny, still, warm weekend!
Not too much to ask eh........
What is the common thought on past patterns and future predictions?

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Re: Labour weekend 2010- sunny!

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labour weekend is traditionaly unsettled
hopefully this one is not...as we have an wild food festival here too
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Re: Labour weekend 2010- sunny!

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Too early for Labour weekend weather predictions, about a week to 10days out is when we start to see the possibilities. :smile:
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Re: Labour weekend 2010- sunny!

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I'll take a punt for AKL without checking anything.. partly cloudy 17º max with Michaels favourite directional wind..
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Manukau heads obs wrote:labour weekend ...as we have an wild food festival here too
Details please... Could be worth a look.
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Re: Labour weekend 2010- sunny!

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I think there will be a dry off between now and Xmas. So odds are that labour weekend won't be bad.
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Details please... Could be worth a look.

the PTA have organised for a local wild deer to get shot to provide venison sausages from a local butcher for a BBQ
that will be out contribution :)
there should be lots of food stall with "wild" food and local wines and live entertainment :)


OT: out school is putting down a bore for water: interesting stuff: the aquifer is an ancient shell bed....nearly 200ft below sea level....the whole auckland area used to be a shallow bay duing the last big ice age I think...and there is a 5m thick deposit of shells from the bottom of this large shallow bay!
(the peninsular did not exist....that has formed since....as part of a sand bar from when the waikato river emptied into the bay I think....anyway, fascinating stuff to see these shells they have brought up with the return water while drilling...looked like cockles...but really thick shells)
(Kaawa Aquifer, laid down in the Pliocene period (0.5m years ago (good ol google):
http://www.arc.govt.nz/albany/fms/main/ ... 201%29.pdf
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I think it will be fine.
... but then it could be wet over Labour Weekend. :?: :?

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wild people :lol:
probably agree with Dale,pretty standard scenario
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the PTA have organised for a local wild deer to get shot to provide venison sausages from a local butcher for a BBQ
that will be out contribution :)
there should be lots of food stall with "wild" food and local wines and live entertainment :)

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Manukau heads obs wrote:the PTA have organised for a local wild deer to get shot to provide venison sausages from a local butcher for a BBQ that will be our contribution :)
there should be lots of food stall with "wild" food and local wines and live entertainment :)
Sounds interesting, throw in a late afternoon thunderstorm and I'd be there.
Which day/time?
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its on the sunday :)
thunderstorms on labour weekend dont ring a bell....LOL
you never know though!
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Re: Labour weekend 2010- sunny!

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GFS forecast for Sunday Labour weekend. 384hrs!
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where did you get that far ahead? that site only goes for n.z to the 15th.
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On the 12Z runs it goes out to 384hrs for Oceania.
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Just gotta know where to go.
Moneys lookin good at tis stage :)
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Starting to get a glimpse of what the weather might be like for Labour weekend, looking good so far with high preasure over NZ, rain/shower risk over the far SW of NZ.
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GFS continues to prog high pressure over NZ with a slow moving trough onto the SW.

Sundays 00Z chart 264hrs :smile:
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Thats exactly what we need,no doubt it will change.
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Michael wrote:Thats exactly what we need,no doubt it will change.
Sadly Michael is right. It could change. Historically Labour Weekend hasn't been great weather.

I'm hoping we will get showers... Late afternoon thunderstorms actually.

I wonder what Murphy will deliver.
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The ECWMF is in agreement with the gfs currently. I'm starting to believe we will get a fine labour weekend.
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fingers crossed, going to be on the track at manfield that monday!
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The weather set up for Labour weekend is about as good as you could expect for October with a big high crossing. Could be a bit breezy around some of the coasts. The trough approaching the South Island will bring rain to Fiordland from Sunday and further north Monday.
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I reckon Sat/Sun will be rather anticyclonic gloomy at this stage,Friday probably be sunnier while the SW is still strong though monday for several days looks the best period with sunshine.
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/4263177/S ... ur-weekend
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Re: Labour weekend 2010- sunny!

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I see Metservice are saying a southerly is due in Canterbury on Sunday evening and drizzle patches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday-perhaps not the brightest of endings to the long weekend now :(
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