Rainfall accumulation maps for next 24 hours + entire total for next 5 days (+4 Maps)

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A low is this week going to basically bunny-hop over the upper North Island bringing some heavy rain potential to northern NZ tonight and on Tuesday but with more than 90% of the rain falling out at sea.

Low to skim upper North Island this Mon/Tue - heavy rain possible but isolated (+3 Maps)

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Early next week a small but possibly potent low will track through Auckland and Northland. The low is not major and shows no signs of bringing damaging winds but the system may tap into enough sub-tropical energy to create a few big downpours that are slow moving over the north of the North Island.

Sunday's national forecast - Dry and settled for most

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After a week of rain, wind and cloud for the North Island the big low responsible is now truly moving away to the east allowing some high pressure to push in over the island.

The South Island continues their powerful run of settled weather under high pressure.

Claim MetService engaging in false advertising, complaint laid to ComCom

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By the Otago Daily Times --- Private forecasting company WeatherWatch claims MetService is engaging in ''misleading advertising'' and has taken the state-owned enterprise to the Commerce Commission.
The complaint relates to delays in passing on publicly available weather information that allows other forecasting companies to operate.

Rugby weather for NZ vs Argentina in Nelson tonight as low finally pulls away from NZ (+3 Maps)

A low will gradually leave the North Island today and a high will prevail over both islands by the end of Saturday. It will be sunny in most areas, including Nelson ahead of the big All Blacks game tonight against Argentina.

Weather Video: A better weekend on the cards but low next week to watch

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After a week of similar weather we finally have some changes coming, for the North Island at least which has had a bit of a rough week.

Heavy rain in Hawke’s Bay will come to an end on Saturday then showers clear out to sea. High pressure grows by Sunday with most of NZ settled and dry.

Weather Video: Calm in the SI, windy &/or wet in the NI - next week it may repeat

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A very windy sou’easter is howling through Cook Strait and buffeting some regions in the lower North Island while heavy rain continues to fall over the eastern North Island with a few showers escaping over the ranges and into regions further north like Waikato, BOP and even Auckland (although mostly just drizzly stuff there).

Further strong winds, heavy rain & snow for parts of the North Island, settled South Island (+10 Maps)

A big area of high pressure is covering the South Island while the North Island is under an area of low pressure which is bringing heavy rain to the east and gusty winds in the southern half of the island. Strongest South East winds have been observed around Cook Strait and towards Taranaki and will remain for another 24 to 36 hours.

Flooding risk for Hawke's Bay while rest of NZ faces drier than average week (+9 Maps)

Spring 2018 is starting off calm and quiet in the South Island but wet and windy in the North Island with a rain event for the east becoming more serious today as rainfall totals start to stack up and much more rain is on the way.

Weather Video: Rain for Hawke’s Bay turning more serious

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A prolonged period of south to south east winds will drive in rain with heavy falls to the eastern North Island over the next four days.

In particular Hawke’s Bay is at risk from flooding due to the narrow but stubborn area of rain which will keep coming in. Already some places as of Wednesday morning had received 75mm and counting.