Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
IT’S WET! STRONG WINDS, SNOW IN THE SI HIGH COUNTRY
Certainly looking very wet out there, plenty of rain over New Zealand this morning apart from the far south which is still dry for now. Today we can also expect heavy snow about the South Island high country above about 500m and strong winds for certain regions too.
Many regions around New Zealand can expect some heavy rain but Nelson / Marlborough and down into Canterbury may expect some of the heaviest or at least much heavier rain then those regions are used to. Sometimes it’s not necessarily about how much rain does a particularly region get but also how well that area deals with a certain amount of rain.
For more details on today’s weather in relation to weather warnings from Metservice please visit this page here.
NICE DAY EASTERN NORTH ISLAND TOMORROW
As the low that is causing today’s unsettled weather moves away we can expect a northwesterly airflow for the North Island, this means in the east the weather is very nice for much of the day with temperatures reaching up to 18 to 20 degrees. Parts of Auckland and Northland reach into the late teens also but expect showers now and then.
SNOW FOR THE FAR SOUTH TOMORROW ABOVE 500M
The other thing to note about tomorrow’s weather is southerlies driving into Southland and Otago which bring rain for much of the day and snow to 500m.
One rough way of figuring out how much snow you may get (above 500m) is if you search your location up on ruralweather.co.nz then see how much rain is due for you, say 25mm, then you could roughly expect 25cm of snow.