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Just a few showers today

As we sit between lows today, most areas are actually going to get a break in the rain.

But the word “most” is important here.  Rain won’t be widespread or heavy today, but it won’t be gone completely either.

A weak little trough of unstable air will move across the North Island today.  That will bring a chance for showers to the western sections of the island.  Lower Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Taranaki could all see a few showers today.  It should be dry more than it wet today and whatever falls should be pretty light.

The eastern sections of the island could also see a few showers, but anything that develop will be so hit and miss that the chances of any one area getting wet are very small.

A few Mainlanders could also see some showers today.  The far upper regions of the South Island stands the best chance of seeing showers.  But even here, the chances aren’t all that great to begin with.

This will all chance tomorrow as a new low makes its way across the Tasman.  It will bring widespread rain to the North Island and much of the South Island as we work our way through tomorrow and on into Wednesday.

Homepage image/  Mike Condon

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph






Ben on 5/08/2012 11:28pm

any word on how much rain for the eastern areas of the south island? as here in canty we have had over 100mm in a couple of days and more rain right now is rather unwelcomed

WW Forecast Team on 6/08/2012 2:34am

Hi Ben – yep I can imagine some areas don’t want more rain, while a few others do (further south of you).  Don’t have numbers yet but you’ll be pleased to know this looks much faster moving than the last system, so any heavy rain will likely only be confined to half a day if that.  At this stage no serious concerns for Canterbury but definitely keep up to date with the latest.

Philip Duncan

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