Kiwis are set to shiver this weekend with cold winds forecast
to whip throughout the country.
This week's weather is expected to be more autumnal than
wintry, with highs in the mid-teens likely to be a welcome
change after last week's cold blast.
A severe rain warning for Clutha and Dunedin may culminate in
heavy snow falling to 500m in Otago today, a MetService
Two big weather systems will bang both ends of New Zealand
this weekend and the year's coldest blast yet is expected
early next week.
An 80-year-old doctor on his way to a family event died after
his car became submerged in rising floodwaters in Petone.
Rain, gales and thunderstorms are battering parts of the
lower North Island today, and torrential rain is already
affecting the Kapiti Coast.
Clear sunny days will brighten the weekend, but once the sun
sets, prepare for chilly nights, MetService says.
One young Auckland family had a lucky escape after a tree was
blown down on the front of their car this afternoon, as wild
weather hits the region.
A fine morning is expected on Saturday for Anzac services,
but the clear skies won't hold for the rest of the long
A high pressure system sitting over New Zealand is keeping
the large storm battering New South Wales at bay - but is
only days away from hitting New Zealand.
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