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Monday Newsfeed: Patchy wet weather, mostly NI + New Tropical Cyclone developing

Updated 8:36pm — It’s a messy set up around New Zealand today with high pressure increasing from the west over the next day or two and tracking over the South Island. However the low that moved in from the Tasman Sea at the weekend, then fell apart, has left rainy areas around the North Island for today – easing further tomorrow. Totals aren’t generally too problematic – but some localised areas have reached rain warning criteria with a risk of slips and flooding.

The maps that matter most today are:

For most places it’s a bit of a cloudy day with the chance of some wet weather – but low rainfall totals. Drier weather increases across the week.

More updates will be added to this newsfeed today – but the full weather outlook will be in our 7 Day NZ Video.

Rainfall today and lunchtime set up of air pressure. Credit: WeatherWatch & Weatherzone.
Bigger picture shows some low pressure around New Zealand today, but high pressure building from the south-west.
Tomorrow high pressure crosses the South Island bringing mostly dry weather there and helping to ease the wet weather in the north. Showers still remain around the North Island but not as widespread. newsfeed


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