A low deepening near Queensland will drift towards NZ by Sunday/Monday, bringing gales and rain to the upper North Island, then more rain into the South Island – including Canterbury which could see at least another 50mm next week, while upper North Island places like the western BoP and Northland may receive over 100mm.
This next low isn’t a storm – but it does work with a powerful high which will help slow it down and boost rainfall totals and wind speeds, making a “squash zone” of gales in the upper North Island for a time.
Speaking of that high – it will bring frosts and colder weather for Friday night and Saturday, especially the South Island.
Australia also has a cold night tonight in TAS, VIC, NSW and even parts of southern QLD…but further north that offshore low (which is moving to NZ) will bring gales for Friday night to coastal areas around Brisbane.
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