Sunny outlook for week ahead
Most of the country can expect settled weather for the rest of the week, as heavy rain drenching parts of the South Island eases today.
MetService yesterday issued a severe weather warning as a slow-moving front brought further rain to already-saturated Westland, from about Fox Glacier northwards and Buller.
About 80mm of rain fell in Westland, and another 170mm fell over the southern alps overnight.
The severe weather is easing in the South Island and moving towards the north this morning, bringing heavy rain briefly before turning to isolated showers this afternoon.
Northwest gales are also forecast for Wellington and southern Wairarapa this morning.
However, the North Island can expect settled weather for the rest of the week as a high pressure is set to move in tomorrow.
It will be a bit wet for the South Island, with showers expected to spread up the west coast.
On Thursday, a northwesterly is forecast for Fiordland and on Friday, another front is expected in the lower South Island.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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