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More heavy rain, poss thunder, for Northland, northern NZ

Another low is moving in and being spring the mix of warm and cool air should spark up heavier downpours and isolated thunderstorms for places like Northland and parts of Auckland. says a period of heavy rain and showers will today move south over Northland.  “Yet again Northlanders have a wet nor’easter today with isolated areas of torrential rain moving south this afternoon” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.

While heavy rain won’t be widespread the areas that get the full brunt of the rain could see localised surface and even flash flooding. Motorists are advised to drive with care, especially those heading out of Auckland for the weekend later today, and motorists in Northland across today.

The risk for heavy rain moves into Auckland later today, likely this evening, but it won’t linger.  For Auckland rain will most likely clear by midnight.

Tonight the pockets of heavy rain will move into Bay of Plenty and East Cape.

On Saturday a humid northerly flow should produce scattered thunderstorms across parts of the upper North Island, mainly north of Lake Taupo – we’ll update you in more details later today about this.

Cooler sou’westers move in on Sunday with heavy showers clearing by dawn.

Welcome to spring!



Guest on 11/09/2014 6:49pm

Wow, the wet, wet north gets more rain in a cloud fart than we get in a month at the moment.  I love spring in Christchurch.  After living in Auckland for a few years, I know the climate I’d much rather have – I feel for you guys up there.

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