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Monday’s Headlines: Weather from the west, Watches and warnings today, T/storm potential

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….


Plenty of activity looking to move through this week, most of it coming in from the west. It stands to reason western regions will pick up a fair amount of rain over the next seven days and that is the case for the West Coast especially. Eastern regions are not completely dry and get a few showers now and then as fronts pass over. Parts of the upper North Island are perhaps even leaning a little drier than usual as most of the energy associated with coming systems is placed a bit further south.

There has been hints in long range models of a cold southerly outbreak for a few days now although the timing of this is shuffling around a little. At this stage it’s looking like somewhere between Sunday 4th and Tuesday 6th June, we will keep an eye on this as we move forward so check back here for more information in our daily videos and headline articles.

The precipitation percentage of normal map below runs from today through to Monday 5th June. Blue colouring means that part of the country is expecting more rainfall than would normally be expected at this time of year, red means less rainfall is expected and white is an average amount of rainfall. The more intense either red or blue then either scenario is more true.

Precipitation percentage of normal through to Monday 5th June 2023 – GrADS/COLA


There’s no shortage of weather on the go at the moment, various rain and wind watches / warnings have been put out by Metservice for today. This is mostly for the West Coast and for the upper North Island.

For more details check out today’s weather warnings from Metservice here.


Yes we have a chance of thunderstorms today also, more so for the upper North Island but a risk extends down along the West Coast too.

For more details head to Metservice’s thunderstorm outlook here.


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