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New low to bring more heavy rain today

A new low will today move in from the Tasman Sea bringing another belt of heavy rain into the upper North Island.

The second Tasman Sea low in just 24 hours will tap into sub-tropical air meaning warm conditions will continue spread across northern and eastern New Zealand and along with it, the risk of isolated thunderstorms in our northerm most regions. says there’s the risk of thunderstorms across Northland and Bay of Plenty from tonight and through until tomorrow morning. The two regions are at a higher risk, with rating the chances of thunder as “moderate”.  A “Low” risk is in place for Auckland and East Cape.

The South Island will see more winds from the northerly quarter today with winds swinging to warmer nor’westers as the day continues meaning more highs will be up on Monday.


Andrew on 2/08/2010 9:01pm

I can’t really see NW winds developing in the South Island. If anything, fairly opposite, with low cloud and moderate southerlies in the east.

Is this depression going to split with the southern bit developing rapidly or something? Just looks like a floppy shallow depression covering a large area to me. Some heavier bursts up North but only patchy stuff elsewhere.

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