Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
SHOWERS OR MAYBE SOME RAIN FOR CANTERBURY
This evening southerly winds push northwards through Canterbury, this brings thickening cloud and showers, perhaps some rain then easing overnight.
It’s not a large amount of rain but anything helps considering it is quite dry at the moment.
Temperatures for the eastern South Island while not cold will not be as hot as it has been the last few days, tomorrow temperatures are in the mid to late teens.
RAINFALL OUTLOOK – NEXT SEVEN DAYS
The precipitation percentage of normal map below shows plenty of rain is on the way for the North Island, especially in the north and east. Meanwhile the South Island is looking drier than normal.
The white colour bellow is average rainfall for the time of year, the darker the shade of blue represents higher than average rainfall, red represents less rainfall than normal.
The blue below for the North Island is thanks to a deep strong low that looks to move over around the 13th, 14th and 15th of February.
STRONG WINDS MID FEBRUARY
Thanks to the low mentioned above moving in around mid February, expect some very strong winds for the North Island also. Winds mostly coming in from the east or southeast, more to the south or southwest as the low moves away to the east or southeast.