The cold has barely had a chance to even make a dent to northern New Zealand despite now being the half way mark of winter, and just when it felt like the cold was setting in Mother Nature surprises us with a sub-tropical low.
While it’s not going to bring especially mild weather it should bring more above average overnight lows, plus the potential to drag in more heavy rain.
It’s still several days out but modelling has suggested all week that a low would form next week north of New Zealand and drift in a south east direction towards us, possibly lingering for a few days.
Based on current modelling it suggests rain would be heaviest on East Cape but other risk areas would be Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula and Northland and to a lesser degree, Auckland and Hawkes Bay.
What the computer models are picking for Wednesday next week:
Weathermap (New Zealand)