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More rain and wind for Monday

Central New Zealand and parts of the South Island could see more rough weather on Monday.

Another piece of energy will help further destabilize an already unstable situation.  So whilst there has been some easing today, redevelopment of severe gales and heavy rain is possible for tomorrow.

The focus will again by the top of the South Island and bottom of the North Island.  Winds are expected to strengthen in the afternoon about Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Canterbury.  Government forecaster MetService is watching these areas as they feel a warning may be warranted during Monday afternoon and evening.  There is even a chance Wellington and Wairarapa could even see severe gales into Tuesday.

Heavy rain is possible for the West Coast and Fiordland tomorrow.  Spillover into the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes and Rivers is possible.  MetService feels that a warning is not warranted at this time and rainfall amounts should stay under warning criteria.  However, this situation will be monitored carefully.

The upper half of the North Island is likely to be a bit more settled tomorrow.  Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga could see a few showers.  Some gusty winds are likely as well, but no severe weather is expected.

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By Analyst Howard Joseph


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