This week kicks off seven rough days across New Zealand with gales, rain, snow and showers. The wettest weather looks to be on the West Coast with heavy rain across a number of days ahead turning to snow higher up due to the colder air, especially in the South Island.
Snow accumulations over the next seven days may exceed two metres in the most high up alpine areas but the air flow will keep places like Canterbury drier than average, similar story in Otago too.
Here’s the latest rain and snow forecast maps from our business partners at IBM/The Weather Company and below that is the latest outlook from the US Government about rainfall over the next week (Blue being wetter than average, red being drier than usual and white equally normal rainfall for the end of May).
– US Govt.