Wet afternoon for Bay

A spell of warm moisture laden air is streaming across the Tasman, bringing wet weather with it. Photo: MetService.

Residents in the Bay of Plenty can expect to be in for a wet afternoon, as warm air crosses the Tasman in the North Island today.

Scattered falls will begin for the region around midday and become widespread during the afternoon, with north westerlies becoming strong in exposed places.

MetService meteorologist Tom Adams says the wet weather can be expected across the entire North Island.

“There's a spell of wet weather for the whole North Island this morning, as warm moisture laden air is streaming across the Tasman.

“Yesterday this was going over the South Island with very heavy rain going across the West Coast.

“It stalled a bit but it's now moving across the North Island.”

He says while Bay of Plenty region is not under a heavy rain warning, the area can still expect heavy rain.

“Bay of Plenty doesn't get the rain as much as southern and central areas but it is still going to be a wet afternoon.”

He says the wet spell is expected to drifts across to eastern regions tomorrow morning.

“There could be some heavy falls towards the ranges east of Te Kaha, easing in the afternoon, then clear in the evening, and on Thursday there's still showers lingering.

“It's spring, conditions always change and they are changing rapidly with some severe weather in the mix too so it's a week to be watching the forecast.

“Keep an eye on the MetService watches and warnings.”



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