Heavy Rain and Strong Winds Expected in New Zealand

Heavy Rain and Strong Winds Expected in New Zealand

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Metservice reports a slow-moving front in the southern parts of the Westland District, causing heavy rain in the Westland ranges.

A MetService spokesperson states, “A subtropical low will develop northeast of the country on Monday, bringing heavy rain to the northern and eastern North Island.”

The heaviest rain is anticipated in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 21
A low-pressure system near the northeast North Island will bring rain in an easterly flow to the northern and eastern regions. Rainfall accumulations may reach warning amounts in Gisborne/Tairawhiti and Hawke’s Bay, with moderate confidence. Additionally, east to southeast winds may strengthen across central North Island, with low confidence of severe gales west of the ranges from Raukumara to Ruahine.

Wednesday, May 22
The low-pressure system will likely persist, causing significant rain in the eastern North Island. Warning amounts of rain are expected in Gisborne/Tairawhiti and Hawke’s Bay, with moderate confidence. Strong east to southeast winds may continue across central North Island, with low confidence of severe gales west of the ranges from Raukumara to Ruahine.

Thursday, May 23
The low-pressure system will remain north of the North Island, causing further rain in the eastern and northern areas. Low confidence for warning amounts of rain in Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne/Tairawhiti, and the Coromandel Peninsula.

Friday, May 24
A cold front followed by southerlies will move north over the South Island, while the North Island experiences a south-southeast flow. Low confidence for warning amounts of rain in northern Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne/Tairawhiti.

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