Latest weather data and weather models are agreeing that ex-tropical cyclone Rene won’t be bringing big relief to dry North Island farms.
Rene still contains heavy rain and gale force winds however the storm is rapidly weakening as it heads directly to New Zealand from the north east reports WeatherWatch.co.nz.
However the depression is expected to suddenly stop tracking our way in about 36 hours when it curve around taking it from a south west track towards us to a south east one away from us. For a time Rene will run parallel with the North Island’s north east coast.
While a slight adjustment to this track could see heavier rain over northern New Zealand the latest weather data at WeatherWatch.co.nz suggests only low rainfall over Northland.
East Cape may see heavier rain though, if the low dips a little further south.
This mornings humid weather, which has nothing to do with Rene, has seen humidity levels up to 100% with levels still between 80 and 95% across Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Northland.
Rene is expected to bring more humidity to northern New Zealand on Thursday.
By Friday a sou’west flow will kick in with skies clearing and humidity lowering for much of the North Island.