A stormy low pressure system east of Canterbury will drive in gusty winds and rain â€“ possibly heavy â€“ for the start of the working week.
Rain will turn to snow in the mountains and foothills of Canterbury too.
Itâ€™s not winter arriving, but does signal the fact that we are in Autumn â€“ and the Autumn weather pattern has arrived in the South island.
However in the north the tropics are very active â€“ and while little rain is predicted for the dry upper North Island an ex-cyclone this week will add fuel to this large low east of the country.
on 3/03/2014 12:58am
I have just watched your video and i am saddened that near the end of the video you mention the weather is “no longer our concern,JUST the chathams getting hit by it”. My whole family lives on the chathams as do many others and it is not JUST the chathams.
on 3/03/2014 3:57am
Hi there – do you know for several years we’ve been asking our readers and viewers from the Chatham Islands to say hi – and not once has that happened since 2005!! That’s why you get me mentioning it like that – but more importantly, the storm will be moving off east of them too – so that’s really what I meant by no longer our concern, and what is left over is nothing that the Chathams cant handle – if it was more serious we’d specificly single out the Chatham Islands as I’ve done in the past (i guess for people like you who are watching on their behalf!). But this weather for them is no different than a rain forecast for Fiordland.