An “atmospheric river” of pressure, left over from Australia’s cyclones, will make its way across the Tasman Sea and smack New Zealand’s South Island on Monday.
This ‘river’ will bring an exceptional amount of rain to the West Coast on Monday and Tuesday, according to MetService forecasts. Flooding, slips, high river flows and washed out roads will be the result.
But it’s not just rain; on Tuesday, the front will bring much cooler weather, as well as gales.
Canterbury, Otago, Fiordland and Marlborough are all on heavy wind watch, with warnings of “severe” gales throughout the day.
The front is expected to move over the island on Wednesday and in its wake, a much colder southwest wind will prevail, dropping temperatures further.
Friday morning will be colder still, with a low of 6C (42.8F) expected.
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