Wet, windy start to the week for northern NZ (+4 Maps)


A low will rapidly deepen overnight tonight and across Monday as it slides in to Northland, building east to south east winds across the upper North Island with a burst of gales and also some heavy rain.

E to ESE winds will reach over 100km/h in exposed areas with isolated power cuts possible. Winds look to be strongest later on Monday PM and into Tuesday AM before easing. On Wednesday we get the windy south west change.

Rain will hug the eastern coastline of the upper North Island until Wednesday.

The centre of the low will track down Northland on Tuesday and should cross Auckland region with calmer conditions on Tuesday PM before sliding south east and exiting the North Island on Wednesday with that windy SW change.

Severe weather is likely in places so please keep up to date with tax funded MetService warnings for more information.

GUST MAP - 6PM MONDAY:

GUST MAP - NOON TUESDAY

GUST MAP - NOON WEDNESDAY:

3 DAY RAINFALL UNTIL 7AM WEDNESDAY:

- WeatherWatch.co.nz