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More heavy rain likely

More heavy rain and thunderstorms look set to arrive in the North Island this weekend as another low moves in from the Tasman Sea, while cold south easterlies cross the South Island.   

Heavy rain is likely to affect northern New Zealand and depending on where the low tracks after Sunday, it could bring more heavy rain Gisborne. 

Latest weather data from the Weather Watch Centre shows a high chance of rain for Gisborne between Sunday and Tuesday but it’s still too early to say if that rain will be heavy or not.

Meanwhile thunderstorms may make a return to western and northern parts of the North Island on Saturday night or Sunday morning as the low moves through.

In the South Island and MetService is now saying there’s a ‘moderate’ chance for heavy snow in Canterbury this weekend.   We’ll have more details tomorrow.


sw on 1/07/2009 7:36pm

Only 2°c here this morning,light frost in places,hope we get some A.M sun before the cloud comes back.

sw on 1/07/2009 10:39am

It would make a welcome change for once if we had a nice clear day then the rain rolls in after 5pm (and keeps some natural warmth in) instead of the untold clear nights we had of late overnight so the moon uselessly lights up everything as the condensation occurs then clouds in the early part after sunrise.

WW Forecast Team on 1/07/2009 11:11am

I gotta agree with you – I hate condensation! 

Hopefully won’t be much this weekend with the warmer winds.



Gary on 1/07/2009 5:47am

Hi Phil
Hows the weekend weather shaping for central canterbury will we get much rain and whats the likelyhood the boys rugby will be cancelled saturday morning

WW Forecast Team on 1/07/2009 11:13am

A pretty high chance of showers or rain this Saturday Gary.   This is our latest data for Chch:

The low indicates sleet is likely.  🙂


Philip Duncan

Saturday Jul 4
Rain, 80 chance of precipitation. Winds 14.5 kph from SE. Humidity 92% Sunrise: 8:03 AM HIGH 7.8 °C
Showers, 60 chance of precipitation. Winds 8.0 kph from S. Humidity 88% Sunrise: 8:03 AM LOW 2.8 °C

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