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More isolated heavy rain for northern NZ. Patchy rain pushes further south today (+3 Maps)

Updated 9:15am --- More heavy rain for some parts of the North Island today while patchy rain also expands over the upper half of the South Island. The storm in the Tasman Sea remains well away from New Zealand after bringing significant flooding to Hobart, Tasmania, on Friday night.


Heavy rain for northern NZ but mild May conditions for many (+3 Maps)

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This weekend the North Island will be very wet because of the passages of multiple frontal systems fed by sub-tropical airflows.

A convergence of nor'east winds from the exiting high and nor'west winds from the Tasman Sea storm is creating a line of heavy rain over Northland and near Auckland.

There is a high possibility heavy rain will persist into this evening.


Saturday's national forecast

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A southerly quarter airflow swings around to the northeast in the afternoon over New Zealand today, a un-organised front over the upper North Island strengthens from afternoon bringing heavy rain potential.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A southerly quarter airflow swings around to the northeast in the afternoon over New Zealand on Saturday, a un-organised front over the upper North Island strengthens from afternoon bringing heavy rain potential. A northerly quarter airflow lies over the country on Sunday.


What does this big low mean for New Zealand? We explain the rain (+4 Maps)

A storm in the Tasman Sea is set to bring a blast of severe weather to the south eastern side of Australia but what does it mean for New Zealand specifically?


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A low moves in from the west pushing over the South Island later today, a front accompanying this low passes over the country from west to east during the day.


Friday's national forecast

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A low sits west of the South Island today with a front passing over the country from west to east during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few spits or brief showers then rain develops in the afternoon, rain may be briefly heavy for a time in the evening. Northerly winds.
Highs: 19-22


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A low moves in from the west pushing over the South Island later on Friday, a front accompanying this low passes over the country from west to east during the day.


Weather Video: Tasman Sea storm develops, heavy rain coming + record wave measured in NZ

The largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Ocean, a storm in the Tasman Sea and heavy sub-tropical rain - just some of the thngs we touch on in today’s weather video.

We cover the big wave captured by MetOcean following a big storm south of New Zealand on Tuesday, we then focus on the next storm - one in the Tasman Sea.


Extreme Tasman Sea storm to blast Australia and drench New Zealand (+15 Maps)

Extensive Coverage --- A significant storm is developing in the Tasman Sea and will bring extreme conditions to the south eastern side of Australia while drenching parts of New Zealand too.

There's a lot to cover so we'll keep Australia and New Zealand weather separate and in bullet points below.