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9 Wet days – West Coast set for a pounding

We’re looking at a solid 9 days of rain and showers for parts of the West Coast, on and off from today until Thursday next week – and mostly on.

We have the long range outlook for the region below – but don’t forget to keep checking the site for more details, and stay up to date with the latest Government warnings if you’re in potentially affected areas.


It’s set to rain all day today, with heavy falls at times – especially in the afternoon, where torrential falls are looking likely.
The weather then eases later in the evening, as gusty strong northerlies ie off, and tend lighter northwest.
With really heavy falls a few thunderstorms could be floating about, but it’s not a major risk for thunderstorms specifically.


Showers look likely for much of the day with northwesterly breezes, while dry areas should increase in the afternoon, with some sun now and then – before cloud increases again in the evening.


End of the week is looking cloudy at this stage, with spells of rain and  north to northwesterly winds.
Rain then eases in the evening to showers, as winds tend westerly.


The wekeend will start off cloudy with occasional showers, which increase from the afternoon onwards.
Moderate westerly winds tend northwest in the afternoon.


Some morning rain then eases to occasional showers in the afternoon, while breezy northwesterlies then ease after midday.


Rain moves in again during the morning with a few heavy possible (chance of a thunderstorm), easing in the afternoon as breezy northerlies tend northwest.


Cloudy with showers, some heavy at times with possible thunderstorms, while winds are brisk from the west or northwest.


Rain eases to showers in the afternoon as northwesterly winds change southwest, with showers clearing in the evening for a time.


Cloud increases from morning with northerly winds, then showers develop in the afternoon, before easing by evening as northerlies change westerly.

– Aaron Wilkinson,

– Photo: Chris Johnson


Guest on 6/05/2015 3:23am

Theres one rule for this area and different rules for the rest of nz isnt there….. as if the rest of NZ had that much rain they would get droughts to even it out but not the west coast…..i surpose the west coast is just getting higher rainfall averages as the years go by

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