Australia has been pounded now it’s New Zealand’s turn as an active and very large low pressure system moves towards the country.
The massive depression – which by midnight Wednesday will fill the entire Tasman Sea – is expected to bring torrential rain to a number of west coast regions in both islands.
Wednesday morning marks the Spring Equinox – the beginning of the sun’s dominance in the Southern Hemisphere. Head weather analyst Philip Duncan describes this as”Mother Nature’s green light for violence”.
“We typically see the stormiest weather of Spring starting today and lasting over the next six to eight weeks”.
Mr Duncan says the next 10 days look unsettled right across New Zealand. “There will be some positives with this weather. Rain tanks in northern parts of Auckland are desperate for the rain as are farms right across the country”.
“Those in the east might also enjoy some high temperatures over the next 10 days caused by nor’westers”.
The same low was tipped to bring temperatures into the 40s across Queensland.