A developing low pressure system in the northern Tasman Sea is very slowly deepening and moving towards northern New Zealand.
As of 11:30pm a band of patchy rain and drizzle spreads over Northland. Fog has returned to parts of Auckland and may not clear until after sunrise if winds remain calm.
The low has taken longer than forecasters predicted to develop and is still difficult to see on the satellite map however by Sunday night and into Monday strong gusty easterlies will spread across the North Island and upper South Island. Those west of main divides will be exposed to the strongest gusts.
WeatherWatch.co.nz will have more updates during Sunday and Monday as this low moves across the country.
There are currently several rain warnings in force – you can find them here.
on 27/06/2009 9:41am
Hi WeatherWatch Team,
The first band of rain certainly did take it’s time arriving here in the Far North, We got 22mm in two hours from 18:00hrs to 20:00hrs and currently it is 15.6 ¬∫C out as at 21:33 hrs.
It has been a mostly cloudy grey day here in the Doubtless Bay region, with not much wind or rain.
Will do a drive in the morning and see what the countryside looks like, will update if there is anything significant to report from this part of the country.
The rain’s stopped by the way (grin) take care.