A low currently northeast of the Bay of Plenty is expected to deepen as it passes the North Island east coast during Saturday. There is still some uncertainty as to how deep this low will get and this will determine the extent of any heavy rain and southerly gales. However, there is a risk that the southerly winds could briefly reach severe gale about parts of Wellington and Wairarapa late Saturday and Sunday morning, with significant rainfalls about the hills and ranges. A watch will be maintained for these areas, and the situation should become clearer nearer the event.
Friday, May 28, 2010
The MetService has obviously decided that this weekend should be spent indoors, curled up in front of the fire or a heater, reading a good book, as they've issued a Severe Weather Watch for severe southerly gales and heavy rain for our area.