More heavy rain and showers is about to move onto northern New Zealand while a cold front moves into the South.
The heavy band of rain and showers in the north indicates a cold front which should mostly affect Waikato and Auckland, but all regions north of Central Plateau will receive rain or showers.
A few thunderstorms will rumble over Waikato and Auckland but it will be nothing like yesterday, according to the Radio Network’s Weather Watch Centre.
Another cold front overnight will bring more squally showers to the north with the possibility of some hail.
Meanwhile in the South Island a pool of very cold air is currently making landfall in the far south. Invercargill and much of Southland is only on 7 degrees with just 4 degrees currently in Milford. This cold air will move over the South Island tonight and the North Island overnight and early tomorrow morning.
The cold snap will be short lived however, with warmer nor’westers building over the South Island by Wednesday afternoon and spreading to northern New Zealand by Thursday.
Story by Head Weather Analyst – Philip Duncan.