Most parts of New Zealand have rain or showers coming over the next five days. The bulk of the rain will be on the western side of the nation but this weekend a low deepens out to our east and this encourages rain into the eastern side of the country while western areas become sunny.
A front passes over the North Island today moving in a west to east fashion clearing off to the east by late afternoon. A west to southwesterly airflow lies over the South Island. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
The surge of westerly weather means we have up and down temperatures coming for New Zealand over the next week or two. Temperatures today will be again above average but the cool down (brief one) is coming today and tonight.
Tropical Storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana and New Orleans is bracing for potential catastrophic flooding with the mighty Mississippi River already in flood ahead of the storm. This is the first major test of the levees in New Orleans since deadly Hurricane Katrina (Category 3) made landfall there in 2005.
A number of fronts and a westerly surge is arriving from south eastern Australia and it will bring heavy rain to NZ's West Coast which will form as heavy snow higher up. Over 200mm is forecast for parts of the West Coast over just the next few days.