There’s a lot of rain coming for some parts of NZ, mostly the north-western corner of the South Island, the West Coast and some pockets in the North Island from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards.
Accumulative Rainfall maps are designed to give you a basic overview so – at a glance – you can see which regions are most impacted by heavy rain and where peak rainfall will be.
To drill down deeper, we suggest you use RuralWeather.co.nz – as it shows HOURLY & DAILY totals in every hyper-local part of NZ. (For example, when you search “Takaka” there are 4 options and all have slightly different data, based on the geography of each area, that’s how local we are).
MetService also has Warnings and Watches – which are tax funded to be NZ’s official warnings and have WMO accredited meteorologists to carry out this speciality work. (ie, not Niwa).
How to Be Prepared for Heavy Rain:
WeatherWatch.co.nz / RuralWeather.co.nz