A weak low to the north with sub-tropical connections plus a powerful high to the south is creating heavy rain in Gisborne and parts of Hawke’s Bay today and tomorrow, along with lower temperatures.
Daytime Maximum Temperatures will be below normal for the next 4 days, with some areas inland over 8 degrees colder than usual for this time of year.
The windy E to SE flow will also drive in heavy rain. Our estimates show over 150mm is possible lower down and maybe over 200mm higher up.
Gales are possible through parts of the North Island with severe gales in exposed areas.