Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
HEAVY RAIN WESTERN NORTH ISLAND TODAY
A front feeding into the western North Island brings rain this afternoon with heavy falls, especially about Taranaki. Conditions ease overnight as northwesterlies change to the west. Check out the latest watches and warnings from Metservice here.
WARM EASTERN AND UPPER NORTH ISLAND TODAY AND TOMORROW
The east coast of the North Island has a warm day today and tomorrow with temperatures in the early to mid twenties. The upper North Island has highs in the early twenties.
Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson aren’t all that bad either with highs in the late teens or early twenties.
As Friday hits the airflow changes to the south and we really cool down.
SNOW ABOUT THE RANGES FRIDAY / SATURDAY
As a cold southerly airflow spreads over the South Island on Friday then onto the North Island later in the day and into Saturday expect some snow to fall about the ranges. Snow may get as low as 400m about the far south, 500m for Canterbury and 700m for the Central Plateau and eastern North Island.
This doesn’t mean snow will be heavy to the above levels, there may only be a dusting or few flurries down to the above levels, it’s when you go even higher that snow potential goes up in terms of chance and how much snow may settle.