The centre of the low responsible for the heavy downpours across both islands over the past 24 hours is now moving closer to New Zealand and will cross the North Island tonight as it continues to weaken.
Heavy showers will continue to move into western regions of central New Zealand mainly between Nelson and Taranaki.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says there’s a low risk of a thunderstorm about Taranaki this evening. MetService has high risk.
Meanwhile conditions will gradually get cooler over the country tomorrow as a south west change develops.
Most centres should only be a degree or two cooler with a burst of colder air moving up the country on Monday. The coldest change is still expected for Wednesday but it’s still unclear if that more wintry blast will make it beyond the South Island.
For Sunday most places should be fairly dry with showers and colder winds moving into the South Island in the afternoon and a few showers still lingering about the North Island, with long dry spells in between.
on 11/06/2011 7:04am
I see there are models for a major low over the central Tasman Sea for next weekend.
Would be nice to get it move slowly over central NZ and give us here in Wellington a good old Southerly blast, followed by clearing weather and frosts, maybe then I’ll get the washing dry.
on 11/06/2011 6:15am
Hi, we are due to fly to Fiji from Auckland tomorrow at 10.30am and have just heard ash cloud may affect flights tomorrow. Is it likely to affect flights to Fiji as well? The news just mentions flights from chc to Australia and south America to NZ.
on 11/06/2011 6:59am
Hi there – we have a story on our homepage about this. We don’t believe Auckland will have any issues at this stage. Any ash is likely to be further south and Fiji should be absolutely in the clear. As always check with your airline for flight information.
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