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A wet start to the week

A front will drift from west to east across the country tomorrow, bringing plenty of rain with it. 

Nelson and the upper West Coast of the South Island will continue to see rain tonight.  Rain could become heavy at times, especially tomorrow morning.  Precipitation is expected to move into Marlborough tomorrow as well.  The deep south will also likely seem some rain.  Canterbury, however, will have a tough time getting much precipitation out of this.

For the North Island, rain will spread into Northland by morning.  By the time midday rolls around, much of the North Island will be seeing a good chance for rain, although Hawkes Bay and Gisborne may have to wait until the afternoon.

Heavy rain is possible about Northland, the Bay of Plenty and Taranaki during the morning and afternoon tomorrow.

Wind could also be an issue.  Strong nor’westerlies are possible over central New Zealand tomorrow morning.

At this time, government forecaster MetService is continuing their heavy rain warnings for the ranges of Buller and Westland north Otira/Arthurs pass through the overnight.  Those warnings will likely be extended through tomorrow morning.

By Analyst Howard Joseph


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