The low that has brought several days of downpours and rain is today finally moving away eastwards out over the Pacific Ocean, but driving in some last rain across Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and a few other eastern areas.
As we head into Thursday most of the rain clears away but we do have more afternoon downpours in both islands.
The wind set up means easterlies are continuing the colder than normal daytime highs in Canterbury and now into Hawke’s Bay too. The flip side is that those in the west have much warmer than average weather – part of the reason we’re also seeing some big downpours flare up in the afternoons further inland where it’s warmer.
More rain is coming this weekend from another large low – we’ll have more details about that from Thursday onwards, or see our latest weather video which will be published later this morning.