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Fine spells on the way for Tauranga

Longer fine spells are expected to develop from this afternoon.

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Good news for Tauranga, the worst of the rain should be over by now, with fine spells on the way, says MetService.

A heavy rain warning has been lifted for the area, as long fine spells begin to develop from this afternoon.

MetService meteorologist Tom Adams says that areas to the east of Tauranga can expect to see showers, but these should ease.

“Westerly winds are forecasted for Tauranga today which means some eastern areas could catch more rain.

“There could be some heavy falls of rain of 10-20mm but the risk does ease throughout the day.”

He says there is also a moderate risk of thunderstorms about the eastern Bay of Plenty ranges for a time this morning as a rain band moves across the area.

“There were thunderstorms heard around Tauranga overnight and they are going to continue through the day.”

“Overall there will still be more showers around, but with this time of year there’s also going to be some fine spells, so expect to see some blue skies.”

The weekend will also see some rain, but it should ease into showers, he says.

“Saturday morning is turning to rain, potentially heavy again towards the eastern ranges and on Sunday, it’s a bit cloudier, with still a few showers around.”

“This time of year you do see a few showers just about every day,” says Tom.

“It’s important to be aware that if you hang your washing out it will get wet but also there will be good fine spells between it.”

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