Yet more rain is in the forecast for this weekend as a new Tasman Sea low forms and pushes across the country.
It’s likely to bring heavy rain to the entire West Coast, also Nelson, Taranaki, Wanganui, Waitomo, King Country, Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and Northland.
MetService is indicating rain warnings are likely for the West Coast but as of Thursday morning weren’t so sure about the North Island.
The low is expected to weaken as it approaches the country which is good news for those in Canterbury who could do without any gale force winds. At the start of the week the computer models were predicting very strong winds for Canterbury.
Despite the less intense prediction today fairly brisk winds are still possible especially inland about the epicentre of Saturday’s earthquake.
Rain is also being forecast from another, possibly larger, low mid way through next week says WeatherWatch.co.nz.
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