After a wild weekend the North Island is set for another drenching with high winds, surging tides and heavy rain barrelling in from tomorrow.
Northland, Cormandel, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne will bear the brunt of the deep subtropical low but the lower North Island can expect its fair share of easterly gales and heavy rain.
‘‘You can imagine a whole lump of rain like a boomerang sweeping down,’’ MetService forecaster Dan Corbett said.
Intense rain and severe easterly gales will sweep down across the North Island, reaching the top of the South Island from late tomorrow.
From tomorrow through until Wednesday, Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay could expect between 30mm and 75mm of rain with a similar amount expected to fall in the Rimutaka and Tararua ranges.
Wellington could expect about 10mm rising to 40mm in east-facing areas, while Mr Corbett warned Kapiti should brace for high winds.
‘‘Wednesday is just a pretty ugly day – even for ducks,’’ he said.
The low would begin to clear by Thursday making way for a sunny Friday albeit broken up by disturbed westerly winds.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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