More rain to come

April 18, 2013

Another active trough will bring a spell of wet weather across much of New Zealand over the next several days.

Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented “The next trough approaching from the Tasman Sea will bring another round of widespread rain – and an increased risk of thunderstorms, especially for northwestern areas, including Northland, Auckland and Coromandel, during Friday afternoon and evening. In many places, rain or showers continue on through Saturday and into Sunday. The week to come is looking reasonably unsettled too, with the New Zealand area dominated by several large lows. The prolonged dry spell is over.”

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Daniel Corbett Media and Communications Meteorologist (04)4700 754

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