TC Pam moves in a southeasterly track just off the coast of northeastern New Zealand today bringing severe weather to that part of the country. Anyone about eastern Bay Of Plenty and Hawkes Bay northwards is advised to keep up to date with any information regarding the weather today, also this morning about Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel.
Auckland & Northland
Early rain (heavy about eastern Auckland and GBI / Coromandel) clears with a few sunny spells breaking through towards midday, strong to gale SSW winds especially out east ease a little later this morning. A few showers may move through again this evening.
Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain, possibly heavy this morning eases to showers which clear this
afternoon, cloud then breaks with a few sunny spells making their way through
before dusk. Strong southeasterly winds tend southwest this afternoon then
gradually easing. Southeasterlies this morning will be particularly strong for
the Bay Of Plenty and possibly eastern Waikato with gales at times, severe gales
with winds topping Hurricane force could occur about eastern Bay Of Plenty i.e.
Whakatane eastwards. Winds about eastern Bay Of Plenty will gradually ease this
afternoon and evening and tend more southwest as the day rolls on.
Western North Island
Occasional showers, Taranaki may only see showers this morning otherwise
mostly cloudy with brisk to strong southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Rain, heaviest about Hawkes Bay and especially Gisborne / East Cape. Strong
southeasterly winds with gales from afternoon about Hawkes Bay. Gisborne
northwards sees gale force southeasterlies for much of the day with severe gales
more then likely and winds up to Hurricane force possible. Rain eases for all
later this evening with winds tending more southerly or even southwest.
Cloudy with spells of rain developing towards midday, southerly winds
becoming brisk this afternoon and strong later this evening with a risk of
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with southerlies building from this morning, rain moves in around
midday heaviest about Marlborough then eases to showers by evening.
Mostly cloudy with southwesterlies building this morning, a few showers may
start to move in this morning. Showers a little more likely this afternoon and
more likely yet again this evening.
Mostly sunny with south to southeasterly breezes.
Southland & Otago
Patchy morning showers clearing from Southland around midday, not clearing
further north till later this evening. Cool south to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz