Metvuw.com forecast of rain for noon on Tuesday over the North Island. Picture / Metvuw
Extreme gales and storms are on the playing cards as ex-cyclone Fili heads in the direction of the japanese components of the North Island on Tuesday and Wednesday.
MetService mentioned the previous cyclone lies over open water south of New Caledonia and is anticipated to stay sluggish shifting over the weekend.
It ought to began heading in the direction of New Zealand subsequent week and move throughout the North Island on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“There may be nonetheless a lot of uncertainty with the depth and the place of the low because it strikes in the direction of New Zealand,” MetService mentioned this morning.
Meteorologists are carefully monitoring the scenario and extreme climate watches or warnings could also be issued nearer to the occasion.
WeatherWatch mentioned the ex-cyclone has the potential to energy again up right into a storm, bringing extreme gales and presumably heavy rain of greater than 100mm or 150mm in some localised areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The low shall be shifting shortly over the North Island, with wind and rain shifting round all through its passage, which suggests some areas might have fairly low rainfall whereas others close by have bigger quantities, mentioned WeatherWatch.
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