Northern regions can expect some thunder, hail and brief gales
Unstable air in the Tasman Sea created by a low pressure system is creating some beefy showers this afternoon. Most are off shore at the moment but they’re expected to spread to most places north of Waikato this afternoon and overnight tonight. Most at risk are Waikato, western Coromandel, Auckland and Northland.
“During these heavy showers wind gusts may reach gale force” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan. “They will be isolated and quite fast moving but could make driving hazardous and may cause surface flooding”.
Conditions are expected to ease by dawn tomorrow.
OTHER WEATHER NEWS HEADLINES:
– MetService issues a rain warning for the Tararua Ranges.
– Warm conditions to remain all week.
– Some cold weather on the way this weekend for the far South. Queenstown’s overnight low on Saturday is minus 8 at this stage.
– Drier conditions for eastern areas.