Easter weekend weather worsens
An active cold front, deepening low pressure and strong northwesterly winds are expected to increasingly develop and affect New Zealand until Tuesday.
The cold front is expected to cross the country Sunday to Monday and bring showers, localised heavy rain, gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms as it tracks through.
A statement issued by WeatherWatch says after the passage of this cold front, other weaker fronts with strong cooler southwesterly winds are expected to generate squally showers, localised downpours, gusty winds, and further isolated thunderstorms.
“There will also be highland snow and rough seas mainly around southern districts of the South Island and the exposed southern districts of the north Island on Monday to Tuesday noon.
“Rainfall totals could reach up to 100mm or more in the western central coastal districts of the South Island by Monday morning.”
Strong southwesterly winds are expected to persist over NZ until at least Thursday.
For more information, visit www.weatherwatch.co.nz