Weather over Easter weekend

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Stormy weather this weekend has been hard to nail down but severe risks are now becoming clearer.

A statement issued by Weather Watch says a large area of low pressure will form in the New Zealand area and may now cross central parts of the country.

“The models this week, from all sources, have been sure of a large low in the NZ area but have not been sure about precisely where it would be.

“Today it’s starting to become clearer how things might shape up and where severe weather might push through.”

Easter Monday perhaps looks stormiest for most with wintry conditions building in south.

“The weekend is a typical Easter Weekend in New Zealand with some pleasant outside weather to mow the lawns, do some gardening, hang out the washing or simply get separation from those you are self isolating with.”

Stormy weather will likely keep you inside around Sunday and Monday, says the statement.

Severe weather warnings will likely be issued by MetService this weekend.

“New Zealanders should also be prepared for power cuts and loss of internet or phone services - even if mentally preparing for it more than anything else due to the Covid-19 lockdown.”

The forecast for Tauranga is sunny today with a high of 22 degrees and low of 9, Saturday remains sunny with a high of 21 and low of 11, according to MetService.

It turns cloudy on Sunday with a forecasted high of 21 and low of 15 the rain is due to hit Monday with a high of 21 and low of 11 degrees.

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