Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
STORMY DAY IN THE WEST
An unstable westerly quarter airflow lies over the country today, thunderstorms are looking possible for western regions, some with hail. Keep up to date with any thunderstorm potential from Metservice here.
IT’S LOOKING UNSETTLED FOR QUITE A WHILE
The weather for the next 6 or 7 days is looking quite unsettled, invariably western regions are going to be wet quite a bit of the time while it is looking drier in the east. When fronts move through rain could spread to eastern regions though.
Thursday next week may see a lull in the weather for a time.
The below map shows western regions are definitely looking wet (blue colour) for the next 7 days while in the east it is drier. The West Coast gets its fair share of rain that’s for sure.
STRONG WINDS ABOUND
Not only strong winds but heavy rain and there is some snow potential coming up too, the lowest snow looks to get at the moment is 300m on Saturday about the far south. Snow will predominantly be about the Southern Alps west of the Main Divide although may push eastwards at times when particularly strong fronts move through. And there is of course some snow potential for the far south, mainly once again on Saturday then Wednesday next week.
Keep up to date with warnings from Metservice here. And also make sure to keep an eye on videos coming out from Phil Duncan where he goes into more detail about what is in store.