Deep low brings unsettled weather in the north

Rain is expected in the BOP this afternoon. File image/SunLive.

Some rain is expected to move across the Bay of Plenty this afternoon.

Southeasterlies are expected to strengthen about the upper North Island today, with cloudy skies and winds rising to gale force for some coastal areas especially in the east, warns

“A deep low pressure system moves close to the upper North Island today is pulling in a strengthening southeasterly airflow, meanwhile the South Island sits under a ridge of high pressure with a weakening front moving onto the far south.

“Rain becomes heavy about Northland this afternoon then Coromandel and East Cape later this evening.

“Showers move into Auckland around midday then turning to some rain by evening. Waikato and Bay of Plenty may stay dry till this evening then expect some rain.

“Taranaki through to Wellington has a dry day but there may be some high cloud. Cloudy for the east coast with showers, picking up a little from afternoon, easterly winds.”

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