Spring rainmakers moves through NZ

The calm before the storm. Photo: Dan Sheridan.

There is no shortage of wet weather moving across both NZ and Australia over the next seven days.

From Australia's desert to normally dry parts of the upper South Island in NZ, heavy rain is moving through in waves over the coming week thanks to a number of fronts and lows tracking by.

"This is peak spring chaos - although there is some order to it, with the bulk of the weather moving from west to east," says

"In saying that, next week in NZ there may be a new low that deepens off the eastern side of the country bringing in a wet southerly for eastern regions in both main islands, up to Gisborne.

"In the maps below we break down the rain surges over the coming days across New Zealand and Australia. Parts of Aussie - including normally very dry Alice Springs - have more heavy rain and thunderstorms.

"Alice Springs has had a number of wet weather events this year (not the usual), some of which make it to NZ."


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