Rain is moving across northern New Zealand this morning as a complex low pressure system moves down from the north. Several slow moving or stationary fronts lie north and west of New Zealand and will ensure a mostly cloudy, showery, weekend for many.
Heavy rain has eased already in parts of Northland and Auckland may also see a clearance of rain this afternoon although the risk remains for it to return later.
Meanwhile the South Island has a relatively settled morning this morning but low cloud is blocking the sun for those in Christchurch.
Gale force winds are affecting the Hauraki Gulf but aren’t affecting any urban centres with gusts only reaching 60km/h in Auckland and 50km/h in Whangarei.
It’s cold in Southland this morning with just 3 degrees in Gore and Lumsden this hour and 6 in Invercargill.
on 14/08/2009 2:55am
In Whangarei we had a lot of heavy rain during the night and early morning, it gradually eased turning to showers along with some sunny periods. Become mostly overcast although bright this afternoon.
Very mild as well and winds have dropped quite a bit.
Nice dry ground is all soggy again.
on 13/08/2009 10:59pm
very wet here, lots of standing water and huge puddles, don’t want to go out and check the rain guage as it’s horrible!
Pretty gusty too.