The wild weekend weather gives way today to lighter winds and
The North Island is to be hammered by severe gales over the
next 24 hours, and Otago and Southland are in the firing line
Forecasters are warning of snow and hail as temperatures dip
in some areas today, and a damp start to the second week of
the holidays is on the way.
The North Island is bearing the brunt of stormy weather as
heavy rain falls across the island.
Sub-zero temperatures are sweeping down the South Island,
with some areas plummeting to a chilly -3degC this afternoon.
Surface flooding is still affecting parts of the North Island
late this afternoon and motorists are being urged to drive to
Heavy rain and "damaging" gale-force winds are expected
across New Zealand this week.
A rare low so large it's likely to cover both Australia and
New Zealand is expected this week, and heavy rain is forecast
to fall on both countries on Thursday.
Stormy weather is expected to continue in the upper North
Island this week.
After a few sodden days there's just one day of fine weather
to dry out before heavy rain starts falling again.
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