Latest Maps (x3): Rainfall, Snowfall and peak Wave Heights


A windier south west flow around New Zealand will whip up some big waves, push more rain on to the wet West Coast and bring a dusting of snow to the mountains.

The angle of the wind flow means the bulk of the precipitation (both rain and snow) will be in the South Island with rain on the West Coast and snow in the Southern Alps.

In the North Island only showers are coming through and with stronger winds these showers won't linger long, hence the lower rainfall totals there.

Dangerous waves are also impacting the country as we go through Sunday and Monday - not good days to be on the water with not only large waves in many places but also gale force winds in marine areas too until later on Monday.

- WeatherWatch.co.nz