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Rough weather moves in today

A rapidly deepening low is today going to move into northern and western parts of New Zealand reports

Clouds will thicken over regions north of Waikato and Bay of Plenty this morning and along the West Coast.

Rain is expected to develop this afternoon in Northland and reach Auckland by tonight, with heavy falls developing after midnight as the low approaches. says that while the rough weather will be widespread, the low’s centre will be large and will help disperse the energy over a greater area – meaning that not all of the North Island will see severe weather.

A number of weather warnings are in place – click here to read them – and will have more detailed coverage this afternoon.

What are current conditions at your place?  Share your observations by posting a comment.


Tracey on 23/05/2010 9:40pm


We are in Oakura, just South or New Plymouth. Currently grey skies, with low cloud moving quickly across the sky in breezy conditions. Only one heavy downpour about 7.30am. After witnessing the tornado that roared past our home just over a week ago, I am constantly aware of the changing weather. With the weather predictions what are the chances of more tornadoes touching down here in Taranaki?

Rachel jennings on 23/05/2010 5:01am


It’s currently light winds and with light rain falling in Christchurch. Not much happening at present.

Meescha on 23/05/2010 2:22am

Hi Phil ~ I too am in Te Aroha, extremely still here at present, very eerie. calm before the storm, !!! past experience has alerted me to move & secure anything that is not already tied down.
Its good to hear the storm will not be as bad as was thought.

Guest on 23/05/2010 12:40am

It’s a grey old day here in Auckland, with little / no wind.

sw on 22/05/2010 8:37pm

Overcast at dawn today,Soon the realities of winter will bite,after the drought breaking rain,when it continues over the next few months,waking up to condensated windows end to end,and dampness with higher heating costs,overcast skies and wind.At least there will be a spring eventually to take over….

bev on 22/05/2010 8:17pm

Its a beauty of a morning here Phil, its not cold, and no fog and pretty clear skies, where is this rough weather you been talking of? 😛
Any guesses of what it may hold for Te Aroha this time round? or is it just a good soaking, and i dont need to run round like a headless chook. Cheers Bev

WW Forecast Team on 22/05/2010 10:10pm

I gotta say my gut instinct at this stage is that this wont be a major event for Te Aroha… or possibly even northern NZ.   I think the updates we provide this afternoon and evening will clarify a lot of questions.

It’s worth noting winds have slowly started to rise in the Far North… so something is happening!


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