Patchy rain will today spread across the North Island – with the front crossing Auckland much earlier than previously predicted. The main front is now likely to pass over the city later this morning or around lunch time.
The rain, associated with a couple of small lows around the South Island, will clear most places in the west this afternoon or evening at the latest.
The rain and light nor’westers today mean yet another mild day for many in the North Island, particularly eastern parts of the North Island where the mercury is likely to reach 20 degrees.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the first week of June is definitely well above average temperature wise with the first half of week two looking warmer than average as well.
By this weekend and early next week a cold southerly change is predicted but it may only last until mid next week when another low in the north western Tasman Sea moves closer to New Zealand, possibly cranking up a mild nor’wester yet again.
on 6/06/2011 11:47pm
has the thunder gone nw are we going to get any more thunder or rain today here in kerikeri the sun is coming out amazing any more to come the afternoon
on 7/06/2011 12:39am
Hi Didi – it’s now clearing – although clearly slower over Northland. Low chance of a heavy, isolated, shower this afternoon but chances are it will be dry and fairly sunny.
on 6/06/2011 11:28pm
just started raining about 11 am, looks like it has set in for a while
Parua Bay, Northland
on 6/06/2011 10:31pm
Rain starting 10.30. Quite heavy
on 6/06/2011 10:27pm
its raining here and a bit of thunder
on 6/06/2011 10:13pm
We going to get any of that thunder and lightning in Auckland?
on 6/06/2011 11:14pm
Hi there – no Auckland won’t get any thunder today. In fact the rain cloud spectacularly fell apart as it moved into Auckland – but remained quite heavy over Northland and Waikato. Thems the breaks!
on 6/06/2011 9:33pm
Thunder and lightning , rain…. THE FAR NORTH…… coopers beach….