Parts of New Zealand will be running a risk for heavy rain during the upcoming week.
Tomorrow, WeatherWatch.co.nz and government forecaster MetService agree that there is a moderate risk of heavy rain for Northland, northern Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and the far north-western South Island. A lesser chance extends to the rest of Auckland, northeast Waikato and eastern Bay of Plenty. WeatherWatch forecasters believe that Taranaki is also running a moderate risk for heavy rainfall on Tuesday.
As we get into Wednesday, the main focus for the rain shifts south. They heavy rainfall threat moves to Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. The threat extends into Thursday as well.
Also on Thursday, Wairarapa could see some heavy rain. That threat extends into Friday. However, at this time the threat looks fairly low.
By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph