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More heavy rain on the way

More heavy rain is on the way for the North Island tomorrow as another sub-tropical low forms.  But, will the low bring more flooding problems to Northland?

At this stage the low is expected to move quickly bringing a period of rain on Friday to regions from Taupo northwards.  The fast movement of the low will limit the chances of heavy rain lingering however due to the recent flooding will closely monitor rain bands throughout Friday.

Rain should also fall across East Cape and northern Hawkes Bay where MetService has a severe weather outlook in force, saying they have ‘moderate’ confidence of heavy rain around Gisborne northwards. 

Meanwhile the South Island should see mostly sunny weather tomorrow as yet another ridge of high pressure moves in from the west.  It’s likely to be quite cool though with southerlies through Canterbury and gusty westerlies in Southland.

Today will see conditions improving in the South Island while patchy rain or showers hang around many parts of the North.

We’ll update this morning with our Rain Tracker to let you know where the rain clouds are and the current weather extremes across the country.


CHDAVISNZ on 16/07/2009 8:38am

The time now is exactly 20:12hrs as sit here typing this – and, I am looking at the satellite map at the sametime – I have only been away oneday – I’ve not looked at any weather maps etc, and on my return this evening, I see an area of bright orange on the map, gosh.

Phil, this is very inconvenient (smile) still, the low is expected to move quickly, which is good -as we are so looking forward to a sunny, warm weekend here 🙂

Happy 1st Birthday – Weather Watch,

Thank you Phil and team for all the great work you have done and continue to do in keeing us all up to date with the latest on weather, truly, it is greatly appreciated, awesome 🙂

Take care.

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