Where the heaviest rain is going to fall over the next few days (+4 Maps)


Heavy rainfall has been observed in both islands over the weekend, mainly over the central and western North Island and northern South Island. A narrow front lies draped over the eastern Upper North Island for Monday but will become more consolidated on Tuesday as it drifts back west.

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Weather Highlights for the next few days:

  • Localised but heavy rainfall is expected to persist today over some parts of the Upper North Island, specifically around the ranges of Bay of Plenty - both west and east.
  • Isolated thunderstorms may occur but will be not frequent. 
  • Tuesday the front over the North Island will be more consolidated but may also drift over the Tasman Sea.
  • Locally heavier rainfall totals than forecast are possible especially in hilly areas. 
  • Many areas further south will be drier.
  • Humidity remains high, up to 100%, in the upper North Island at times over the next couple of days.
  • Overnight lows will not drop below the low 20s for some parts of the northern North Island.
  • The South Island and lower half of the North Island looks significantly drier.


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