Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
STRONG WINDS IN THE NORTH, HEAVY RAIN
An occluded front pushing down from the north brings some heavy rain to the North Island today, some heavy rain may move into the upper South Island also. Expect very strong northeasterly winds for the North Island with gales likely in coastal areas, especially in the east.
More details on watches and warnings from Metservice at this link here.
REST OF THE WEEK LOOKS UNSETTLED
Another unsettled week looks likely to be on the way with plenty of wet weather, the map below which is a “Precipitation percentage of normal” map for the next seven days shows most regions in white or blue colours. Basically this means the next seven days are looking average to wetter than average.
ARE THERE ANY WARM TEMPERATURES OUT THERE?
Tuesday sees highs for the North Island step up a notch lifting into the mid to late teens, the warmest temperatures will likely be about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne but Northland may achieve similar temperatures (17-18). Parts of the West Coast (Greymouth northwards) sees temperatures reach about 17 degrees.
The warmest spots this week will be the eastern North Island, it’s looking warm right through to Saturday with temperatures likely to be in the late teens, around 18 to 19 degrees.