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Severe weather update

Easter Weekend has been a settled and quiet weekend weather-wise so when is our next round of severe weather likely?

The Severe Weather Outlook, provided by government forecaster MetService, shows a mostly quiet week however heavy rain and gales are possible in southern areas around Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The crown forecaster says their confidence is “moderate” that there will be heavy rain in the ranges right along the West Coast on Thursday and Friday.   A day earlier, on Wednesday, they have confidence that severe northerly gales will affect Central Otago and Southland however they rate the chances of this as “low”. says that high pressure should remain over northern New Zealand this week however there are signs a low may form in the northern Tasman Sea on Friday – possibly bringing rain to northern regions early next week.

No significant rain is expected within the next 7 days for dry farms along the North Island’s east coast.


Don’t forget our independent New Zealand forecast for Easter Monday by clicking here.

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