The government forecaster is predicting rain warnings are likely to be issued for western New Zealand this week as a front moves in from the Tasman Sea and slows down as it pushes against a high in the east.
Highest risk will be most of the South Island’s west coast with a low to moderate chance for western areas in north western South Island and about Mt Taranaki.
They predict a low risk of a rain warnings on Wednesday in Bay of Plenty – that risk may increase though as the front approaches.
The next week looks unsettled across much of the country.
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