It looks like we're at the beginning of a fairly damp cycle for parts of the country and with winter not officially with us yet is this a precursor to what we can expect over the next three months?- Not necessarily so.
A potent area of low pressure is expected to cross the upper North Island today. This will set the stage for a risk of thunderstorms across the far upper NI this morning. The main risk for thunderstorms will then shift to the eastern side of the upper North Island for this afternoon and tonight.
Rain showers over central New Zealand this morning are associated with a frontal boundary that will try to head north today. However the boundary is expected to fall apart. So, the showers are likely to remain over the lower North Island.
Showers are falling over the western South Island this morning with some heavy falls being reported. The heavy falls are expected to increase today. In fact, government forecaster MetService has issued a Heavy Rain Warning in effect through this evening for the Westland ranges south of Otira and north of Haast Pass. The heaviest falls are expected to be this afternoon and will
A fairly dry day is underway for the country. High pressure will slide across New Zealand today, keeping things pretty dry. However, there could still be a few light showers about Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and the upper tip of the North Island.
Showers are drifting across Taranaki late this morning. A few showers were also found about the upper South Island.
Little rain is expected about the North Island today.
On the South Island, there is a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms about the western sections of the Mainland this afternoon and this evening. There could be some rather strong and gusty winds accompanying the squally showers and thunderstorms.
Showers that had been falling across the central North Island overnight have been falling apart as they moved north this morning.
A few showers can be expected about Raglan, Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and Northland as we head through this afternoon.
A potent westerly flow will keep our weather pretty unsettled for the first part of today. Most of the North Island could see weather improve this afternoon. But the western South Island will likely remain wet into this evening.
Upper North Island-
A few very light showers are being reported about the central North Island today. Little more than that is expected for the NI for the rest of today. A few rogue showers may pop off at times, mainly about the western NI.