Rather messy weather, with thunderstorms in the north

November 4, 2013

The leading part of an active trough over the Tasman Sea is expected to move onto the far north of the North Island late Tuesday, ushering in a spell of unsettled weather which is likely to affect many parts of the North Island and the north of the South Island over the coming days.

MetService Operations Manager Steve Ready commented, “The dryish start to the week will quickly give way to some rain in many parts of the North Island, and the north of the South Island, late Tuesday and on Wednesday.”

The rain over the north of the North Island is likely to be accompanied by thundery downpours. Over the southern half of the South Island, there is likely to be less rain, with the skies clearing on Wednesday and Thursday as a weak ridge arrives from the Tasman Sea.

Right at the end of the week, a cooler south to southwest flow should sweep over the country, with a few showers.

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For further information please contact:
Steve Ready Manager Marine and Regional Forecasting (04)4700737

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