Philip Duncan covers the track of last night’s storm, where it’s placed now and what New Zealand can expect over today, the coming weekend and for the start of October next week.
For today the low has stalled just west of Auckland, and tonight will drift back across the North Island bringing strong westerlies to Northland and Auckland.
Most other places should see winds easing as the centre of the low starts to weaken significantly across Thursday.
A west to south west flow will stay with the country until Monday.
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on 26/09/2013 10:10pm
Hi just checking in to see if there are any changes to the weather I asked about travelling the Lewis pass to greymouth today and back again tonight I see metservice has a rain warning for up to 140mls will this affect me if we are back in Chch by midnight?
on 26/09/2013 11:04pm
You should be ok, the bulk of that rain will fall during Saturday. Pretty much everything I said below still stands.
It’s just rain and the West Coast of the South Island handles rain fairly well, it drains out the rivers into the sea. No doubt river levels will rise but unless your planning to drive your car through them I don’t think that will be a problem. It’s when you get the 200 – 300mm plus rainfalls on the coast that you start getting problems over there. But, rainfall amounts like the West Coast may get this weekend could cause problems in Cantebrury etc if it were to fall there.
on 25/09/2013 2:51am
Saw a patch of blue sky this morning North of Rosebank. Was a surprise !
on 25/09/2013 1:53am
Hi I am traveling over the Lewis pass culverden to greymouth for a day trip on Friday what sort of weather should I expect especially around 4-7pm fri avo/night thanks
on 25/09/2013 2:30am
For the Lewis Pass area. Should be a mostly sunny start with light winds, notherlies start to build by late morning however and high cloud then increases. Winds won’t get strong or anything though.
Some rain moves in during the evening (6 or 7pm onwards) and should then continue through the night. No torrential rain or heavy rain about, just standard stuff.
No need to worry about snow.