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Winds, rain and thunder – Monday’s weather risks

It’s looking windy in the north and wet in the south today – and a warm day could create issues later on for parts pf the South Island.

North Island

Any risks for today will be wind related – with strong southeasterlies about Great Barrier Island, the North of the Coromandel, and coastal areas of Eastern Northland.
Winds will be strong for much of the day, and at times may gust to gale strength.
Great Barrier Island runs a higher risk of sustained gales, while northern parts of the Coromandel will also be blown around during the day.

South Island

Wind won’t cause any problems in the South Island, though a warm day may produce unstable conditions in the cooler evening, and current models indicate this could lead to a heavy downpour and possible thunder activity about inland Southland and Otago, with a lower risk in Mid and South Canterbury.

Any showers will be largely isolated, and only affect a small area – but it will pay to keep an eye on the skies as the day closes.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,

Map: Google


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