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.
Warm but wet is the weather outlook for this week.
A mixed bag of weather is in store for the country this
Much of the country will wake up to sunny skies today -- and
it's good news for those hoping for a bright long weekend, as
the sunshine is forecast to last through to early next week.
Despite a harshly quick descent into winter weather that many
around the country would have uncomfortably noticed,
temperatures across the cold season aren't predicted to be
The Otago Regional Council says it will be monitoring river
levels over the weekend, with heavy rain forecast for Dunedin
and other parts of the region.
The nasty band of thunderstorms that swept over the country
are expected to ease for most places today -- although
western areas should brace themselves for more of the same.
More wild weather is bearing down on New Zealand, with gales,
heavy rain and cold southerlies in the South and hundreds of
lightning strikes on the West Coast.
Flights have been grounded at Dunedin Airport and Portobello
Rd is flooded due to strong winds this afternoon.
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