It could be a showery Mother’s Day for many Kiwis. Showers are a pretty good bet across the western sections of the country. Showers are possible further east as well, across the inland sections of both islands.
In fact, about the only places where precipitation isn’t expected tomorrow is in the far eastern regions, like Gisborne/East Cape and Christchurch. Northland may see some sunshine and dry weather during the early part of the day. But showers are expected to move in toward sunset.
Thunderstorms are also possible tomorrow. Taranaki and the West Coast could hear a few claps of thunder with the showers tomorrow. In addition, government forecaster MetService has issued a Heavy Rain Warning for Taranaki, effective Sunday and Monday. MetService says squally thunderstorms could bring 120 to 180mm of rain about and north of the mountain. Up to 350mm is possible on the higher slopes.
All of this unsettled weather is courtesy of a developing low off to our west. It’s a low that is expected to bring us several days in a row of wet, and possibly stormy, weather.
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By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph