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Another potential rain maker for northern NZ

Another rain maker is heading towards the upper North Island this coming weekend predicts

Less than 48 hours since the weather news authority declared the four day long flood and gale event for the upper North Island had ended, the forecaster is now saying those in the upper North Island should be prepared for another burst of rain this weekend.

“It’s not a repeat of what we just had, and on its own it may not be newsworthy, but on top of the recent floods across the upper North Island any low with heavy rain is one to track closely” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.

The forecast for the rest of the week looks mainly dry and sunny for those worst affeced by last weeks severe weather. says showers will be off and on for eastern areas between East Cape and Marlborough this week, due to a low to the east.

However as we head into Saturday a low from the Tasman Sea looks set to be placed around Northland.  Some models indicate the heaviest of the rain may fall out at sea – but on top of the recent flooding it will be one that tracks very closely this week.  Windier, cooler, weather should move in behind it over Sunday and Monday.

In the meantime, make the most of the drier weather expected for many places this week, with heavy frosts for southerners and much drier, sunnier, conditions for those hit by gales and floods last week and weekend.



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