Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS IN THE EAST
Banks Peninsula through to Wairarapa there is some heavy rain today and very strong southwesterly winds, perhaps even severe gales about the coast. From this afternoon rain and winds start to ease for the South Island then easing further north later in the day or overnight.
Expect some heavy snow about the North Canterbury high country down to 500 or maybe 400m, snow falls to 400m further south also but this is not as heavy.
For warnings on today’s weather from Metservice please check out this page here.
CHANCE THUNDER / HAIL WESTERN NORTH ISLAND
Some very cold air moving over the North Island could lead to a few heavy isolated showers with hail / thunder this morning about the western North Island, somewhere between Taranaki and south of Auckland. This should start to ease back from afternoon.
More from Metserivce here.
YES IT’S COLD, STARTS TO WARM UP TUESDAY NEXT WEEK
Not exactly very tropical out there at the moment, it is winter after all. From Tuesday next week temperatures for the upper North Island will noticeably start to warm up with temperatures reaching into the late teens then on Wednesday eastern regions sees highs in the mid to late teens thanks to a northerly airflow.