Ok so the weekend is over and done with and the last full week of June has got underway and what a way for it to begin.
Western Coasts and central and upper parts of the North Island are set for a fairly eventful 24 hours.
It might start off a little lame but as the day continues to unfold and as night approaches rain is likely to settle in and exposed areas could see very blustery conditions with some heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms tonight, overnight ot tomorrow.
Eastern areas of the nation should largely duck the incoming belt of severe weather but still some showers could come and go from time to time however coastal Canterbury should remain mostly dry.
Westerly winds are expected to get quite wild later today or tonight over western and southern parts with potential for peak gusts to cause possible problems on the roads for towing and high sided vehicles.
We’ll be updating the story a little later this morning.
WeatherWatch.co.nz weather analyst Richard Green