The country will continue to swelter, as temperatures in some
areas reach at least 30C today.
Aucklanders can expect more easterly breezes and cloudy skies
over the long weekend - and it's likely to be little
different in popular holiday spots like Northland and
The warm settled weather looks set to continue for most of
the country as children prepare to go back to school.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be needed for a few more days,
especially in the mainland, before settled weather finally
arrives, MetService says.
Thunderstorms are forecast for the lower North Island today
(Thur) with strong winds and large hail possible.
Otago Regional Council is continuing to monitor river levels
as the already sodden region braces for more rain.
Southern parts of New Zealand will struggle to get to
temperatures in the low teens as a cold snap moves over the
One person was reported missing after heavy rain caused river
levels to rise sharply in Nelson and a flash flood swept away
two cars where people were camping.
West Coasters hit by a deluge of heavy rain and thunderstorms
can expect little relief in coming weeks, forecasters say.
With little time for the South Island's West Coast to dry
out, heavy rain and severe thunderstorms were again lashing
the region today.
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