Snow fell to low levels in Canterbury, flooding affected parts of the South Island, slips in Hutt Valley and hail in Auckland all summed up the weather across the country yesterday – and today conditions will finally start to ease for most places.
But first strong winds will roar across the eastern coastline of the North Island as a low moves by. Showers, some heavy, will continue to affect eastern areas of both islands and some northern areas too.
However conditions are going to start to improve as the day wears on especially for those in the west and north of New Zealand.
By Tuesday WeatherWatch.co.nz says showers should clear most areas where they are still lingering today and frosty weather will move back in.
No snow is in the forecast for the rest of the working week.
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on 9/08/2010 8:47pm
Next snows are expected 13th-16th for the South Island, particularly in the south, due to the lunar event combination this week of new moon, powerful perigee and lunar equinox that have brought highest tides of the month and floods to some other parts of the world.
on 9/08/2010 11:07pm
Our long range models are also indicating a brief period of snow next week, probably Tuesday or Wednesday in Southland and Otago.
– Philip Duncan