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Monday’s rainy outlook

Things could start off a bit wet across the country tomorrow morning.

A quick moving boundary will bring a patch of rain to both islands during the morning hours.  Most of the precipitation should be off the North Island by mid-afternoon with a just a few spotty showers about the lower regions.

The South Island will exchange the morning rain from one boundary for afternoon and evening rain from another boundary.  This second boundary will be the cold front that we’ve been talking about for the last few days.

By evening the western and southern sections of the South Island will have a pretty good chance for precipitation.  Some heavier falls are possible about Westland and Nelson tomorrow night.

The cold, severe gales and heavy snow that are possible with this system will likely hold off until Tuesday.  The deep south of the South Island is still at the greatest risk for heavy snow and severe gales on Tuesday.  Inland Canterbury could also see severe gales.

Homepage image/ Weather map valid 6:00 am Monday



RW on 25/06/2012 2:00am

Glorious day in Wellington, a relief after too many drab ones in the last 7-8 days. Obviously the forecasters at Met. meant “common or garden” (as in variety).

JohnGaul on 24/06/2012 9:52am

Yes. The “Garden Variety” thunderstorm for the West Coast, Fiordland and NW Nelson have been dropped now according to the 9:30pm thunderstorm watch forecast from MetService, as they have realized that that part of NZ haven’t got very many gardens as compared to the rest of the country.
Who would want a thunderstorm to develop over their garden anyway? Imagine the damage it may cause?

LM on 24/06/2012 10:49am

That made me lol, John!

Guestrobert on 24/06/2012 5:58am

hey phil robbie from auckland could those lows in the south like the one that is about to hit the south island ever change course on you and head north towards auckland just like we get cyclones in the north i love big storms

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