Rain will be widespread across New Zealand this weekend and while many regions will only have showers or patchy conditions some may have quite intense downpours, especially a few pockets within the North Island.
Rain related to a front start to fall Thursday evening in some parts of the western South Island. For Friday afternoon over 50mm of rainfall accumulation is expected around Te Anau.
By Saturday afternoon the main area of rain will actually expand over the North Island as a low and front track
eastward. This system will cross over New Zealand so slowly that rain accumulation will increase for three or four days. Our mountains and ranges will make for higher localised rainfall totals in some places while much lower totals even just nearby, as is the nature of this particular set up.
On a side note, gusty damaging winds are also possible mainly due to the squash zone of air pressure between this northern low and a building high in the Tasman Sea, are possible in some pockets over the country. Please use our wind maps to get a better idea of where – and keep up to date with any MetService warnings or watches.
See more maps and news on this incoming low by clicking/tapping here.
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