RAIN TODAY WIND TOMORROW FOR DAY 1 of DELTA LEVEL 2
Written by John Grant on September 7, 2021
There’s been 28mm of rain fall in Whitianga, 21.3mm in Tairua and around 16mm on Whangamata. The western side of the Peninsula has seen less rain with 21mm in Coromandel Town and 7mm in Thames. A further 10mm is expected during the remainder of today.
Tomorrow will be about the wind. MetService has a Strong Wind Watch in place for Auckland, Great Barrier, Coromandel and Waikato North of Hamilton. Expect southwest winds that may approach severe gale in exposed places from 11am through till 7pm tomorrow.
MetService say to expect heavy rain and severe gales for parts of New Zealand. Possible heavy snow for southern Fiordland
A front moves eastwards across the North Island today (Tuesday), while an associated low moves southeast across the Far South. The low should move away to the east today, leaving a cold southwesterly wind change sweeping across New Zealand. This weather system is forecast to bring heavy rain and strong winds to many parts of New Zealand, and possible heavy snow to southern Fiordland.
Warnings and Watches remain in force for many places.
Please note, a second colder southwest change is expected to spread up the country from late tonight into Wednesday, bringing snow to low levels, but Warning amounts of snow are not expected at this stage.
However, snow is expected to affect many South Island roads and passes and may cause stress to livestock.
People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.