Updated Maps (x17): Long Weekend Highlights | Weather report
Easterly winds with gale force gusts are still impacting the upper part of the North Island as the rain begins to move south to the north and towards Auckland later in the day / this evening.
Atmospheric pressure is quite high in the north, so precipitation will likely be quite patchy as it moves south – but parts of Northland can experience heavy slow drops in the east, around the bay. islands in particular. Total precipitation can exceed 80 mm and go up to 120 mm. But the totals drop as he heads south through the Auckland region.
The gales extend as far as Auckland city but are mainly below the damage. The strange isolated branch can fall, so people should be careful outside near trees in the most exposed areas. Gale force winds are also expected to continue at times along the east Waikato / west side of the Kaimai and Coromandel Ranges. Winds will slowly ease on Sunday and ease further on Monday.
The southern ends of both islands are warmer than normal today and Sunday (and in fact for many next week as well). The lower South Island is in our twenties as we move through lunchtime, several degrees above average for the weekend of work.
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