A deep low that can generate flooding rains, strong winds and dangerous beach conditions is in the forecast for the end of the week.
It’s still early days and the modelling may alter, but here’s the latest:
Due to the potential rapid development of this forecast low (and always the chance it may not pan out to be quite as severe or peerhaps even worse) we advise you check back with all our forecasts and news stories over the next few days, also the latest from the various Government funded forecasters.
WeatherWatch.co.nz will have daily updates.
Areas in darkest shade of gold are around gale force (60km/h)
JUST HOW MUCH RAIN COMPARED TO NORMAL IS COMING?
For over two months now this map has shown mostly red or pink (which means drier than average with dark red indicating almost no rain coming over the next 7 days). But this latest map shows the North Island is likely to be drenched with wetter than usual weather. Data by the US Govt showing the next 7 days of rain and which areas will be wetter than usual (blue) and drier than usual (red). Normal % of rainfall = white. As you can see the North Island may be exposed to a fair bit of wet weather.
– WeatherWatch.co.nz (An official IBM Business Partner)