A typical Autumn week ahead means the weather is mostly coming in from the west to south west and that is reflected in the forecast rainfall maps.
Once again the West Coast is looking saturated with above normal rainfall continuing there.
However in the regions with below normal rainfall so far this year, your totals this week continue to be much lower than normal for this time of year.
While not overly cold the cooler air this week will turn the rain to snow higher up with potentially half a metre of snow forecast for the top ofs the Southern Alps.
RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL FROM NOW UNTIL THURS 5AM:
PAST 7 DAYS RAINFALL:
on 13/05/2019 12:20am
that tasman sea front promised a lot but it was no better than the others and some weather people said the warm tasman would make things more stormy …..yeah right a dry spell wont end with half the days wasted on big highs in a month and with 20 mils or less of rain in between you need the big falls over 50
on 13/05/2019 1:39am
Hi there, yes we were asked by mainstream media in February to comment on other forecasters saying warmer Tasman Sea meant more storms this autumn. WeatherWatch actually pushed back saying there is too much high pressure around the Tasman Sea to allow big NZ-wide rainmakers, no matter how warm the sea is. High pressure looks to remain dominant around northern NZ until at least June and while the West Coast and Taranaki have had more rain than normal many other regions are well below normal.