Summer is coming but forecasters are warning not to take the
extra blanket off the bed just yet.
Cooler temperatures and more settled weather are expected
across the country this week, the MetService says.
Nearly 8000 lightning strikes have hit the upper North Island
this morning as wild weather lashes the country.
It could be raincoats and sunglasses at the ready this week
as the school holidays kick off with a temperamental
Heavy rain which has been lashing Wellington this morning is
set to move north during today, bringing with it driving rain
Raincoats will be needed this weekend, with wet weather
forecast for much of the country.
Voters will need to wrap up warm and bring raincoats and
brollies to get to the ballot box on Saturday as the weekend
weather looks set to be cold and wet.
Fears about weather chaos over the North Island have eased
this afternoon with the Metservice lifting a dozen severe
weather warnings, leaving only the Bay of Plenty subject to a
Heavy rain is expected to settle in over the top of the
The top of the North Island continues to cop wet weather as a
band of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms moves south
from Northland towards Auckland.
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