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Goodbye high, hello low

Our fair weather friend, the big ridge of high pressure, is on its way out.  That will open the door for a Tasmanian low to push into the country late tomorrow.

That means many Kiwis could see a windy and wet Friday and Sunday.

Showers are possible about the country starting tomorrow evening.  A few daytime showers are also possible about Auckland, Northland, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty.

The majority of the shower activity will start to push in on Friday.  We will see the winds pick up as well.  The western and southern South Island will likely see the majority of this precipitation.  Most of the North Island could also see rain and showers.  However, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay could miss out on most of it.

Showers should ease off on Saturday, especially during the day.

Late on Saturday and into Sunday, the second round of wet and windy weather is expected to move in.  Again, the western and southern South Island stand the best chance for getting wet on Sunday with widespread rain and maybe a few thunderstorms.  Rain and a few showers are possible for the North Island late Sunday into Monday.

Photo by Austin Soriano



sw on 25/04/2012 7:48am

Saturday and especially Mon/Tues are the worst days for Auckland.

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