Low air pressure moving down from the sub-tropics today is set to bring heavy rain into north and north eastern parts of the North Island over the next 24 to 36 hours.
The low isn’t aggressive but is slow moving and will join forces with further moisture and low pressure out in the Tasman later today and overnight.
Gales will move ahead of the rain band (created by the low pushing against a large high to the east) but winds aren’t expected to be damaging. WeatherWatch.co.nz predicts strongest winds will affect eastern coastal parts of Northland and Auckland also the Far North and the western slopes of the Kaimai Ranges.
Heavy rain is predicted to spread down Northland today with heaviest falls moving into Coromandel and Bay of Plenty this afternoon and tonight.
WeatherWatch.co.nz will have further updates across Friday as the frontal system moves in.
Elsewhere conditions will be partly fine with a few early showers. Strengthening north easterlies will spread south down the North Island as the day progresses but aren’t predicted to be strong.
on 13/08/2009 8:57pm
8/8 Cloud, occasional misty drizzle, light northerly, 13 degrees.
on 13/08/2009 6:51pm
Goodness, forgot to mention – steady moderate to heavy rain fall since 05.00hrs here in the FN (Far North) – looking grey and bleak out there this morning.
on 13/08/2009 6:45pm
The heavy rain fall forecasted for rgw northland region and district areas have arrived – right now as I type this another heavy rain band is passing over – still, those winds are not that strong yet – take care.