Here’s what is making the weather headlines today
A COLD START – SOUTH ISLAND
A high lies over the South Island today, it moved in last night clearing skies and bringing a drop in overnight temperatures. Some cloud and a few showers have remained in the east but this will clear today.
It’s a bit nippy first thing for the South Island especially inland, a light frost may have even occurred about alpine areas.
CANTERBURY RECEIVED SOME WELCOME RAIN
The eastern South Island has seen some welcome rain fall over the weekend. Totals below for Sat / Sun:
Kaikoura 71mm (as of 8pm 5/03/23)
The map below is a modeled accumulative rainfall map just for Sunday, you can see the Kaikoura area and how rainfall rates were highest there. That matches the above actual totals.
RAIN EASES FOR THE EASTERN NORTH ISLAND – RAIN WATCH COROMANDEL
The eastern North Island gets rain this morning but it will ease, all forms of precipitation clearing this evening or overnight at the latest. Totals are not overly high thankfully.
Coromandel and western Bay Of Plenty could see downpours and some thunder this morning though then easing. Metservice have a thunderstorm / rain watch out which you can view here.