The low this weekend north west of New Zealand is large but weak and it’s tapping into moisture rich sub-tropical air. A blocking high pressure system to the east of the country is slowing down these rain bands.
Here’s the latest outlook by our meteorologists at the Weather Company showing forecast rainfall accumulations in 12 hour segments for New Zealand.
One positive is that for drought affected regions of the lower North Island there looks like some relief will be coming.
Rain will be patchy with drizzle, dry spells and heavy set in downpours across several regions until Monday or even Tuesday.
– These maps are created by meteorologists specifically for WeatherWatch.co.nz by the Weather Company (an IBM Business).
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