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Nightmare conditions for travellers today – where and what is happening?

Today is going to be a very active day weather-wise across New Zealand as a deep and large low pressure system finally crosses the country.

Gales, thunder, torrential rain and snow are all on the forecast. 

So who’s in for what?

GALES:

AM:

Nor’westers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.   Easterlies about the West Coast.

PM: Southerlies about Wellington.

 

RAIN:

Torrential around Wellington and Nelson all day.

 

THUNDERSTORMS:

Possible from Taranaki to Northland, including Bay of Plenty in the morning.  Another burst, possibly more widespread, on Monday night in Northland, Auckland and Waikato.

 

SQUALLS:

Most of the North Island’s west coast.

 

SNOW:

South Island down to just a couple of hundred metres. Snow will be mostly about Queenstown and Wanaka in the morning. NOTE: WeatherWatch is predicting snow across Tuesday on the Desert Road.

 

HAIL:

Southland off and on all day and possibly in isolated thunderstorms in the north western part of the North Island overnight Monday/Tuesday morning.

Comments

Guest on 7/06/2010 5:55am

it has just rained and it is very very dark outside u’ve also heard some thunder.
Any spectacular lightning storm coming herre to kaukapakapa?

Guest on 7/06/2010 1:32am

thunderstorms for auckland?? that’s new!

karamu49 on 6/06/2010 10:19pm

steady rain, heavy at times. wind is light NW with stronger gusts at times. outside temp is 11.5, baro 1005 and steady. Very poor driving conditions over the Kaimai-Mamaku ranges.
Had lot of rain /strong wind thru the night with some slight flooding in paddocks. No thunder or lightning
Cheers

Andrew on 6/06/2010 8:37pm

I doubt there will be torrential rain in Nelson all day. Scattered rain, yes. We might even get a gusty breeze in the afternoon with a temperature drop, but the hills will get in the way of anything too dramatic. Torrential rain is at minimum 5mm an hour for the whole day. It won’t happen and by saying it will you’re killing holiday trade for shopowners.

sw on 6/06/2010 8:25pm

Do you know each successive low(in Auckland anyway) is getting nastier each time,the 1st one had weather like an anticyclone,one after slightly more rain,3rd one even more with higher wind,now this one will have a significant southerly behind it and the one forecasted end of next week a bigger S or SW component.

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