Windy and wet from Tuesday onwards

Wet and windy weather is forecast to move over the country this week.

From today, MetService forecasts deteriorating weather as a front arrives from the west.

This front is followed by a low-pressure system, brining several features within it. These systems bring wind and rain to much of the country this week.

“The ridge brought a fine and sunny day for most on Monday, but moved away overnight,” says MetService meteorologist Andrew James.

“These systems then start affecting the country from Tuesday. Everywhere gets some win and rain this week. The features come in quick succession, so there won’t be too many breaks between them.

“We’re expecting the heaviest falls to be on the South Island’s west coast. Central and southern parts of the North Island are also in line for heavy rain,” says Andrew.

As well as rain, there will be strong northwest winds. The strongest winds are expected near the Southern Alps on Tuesday.

The combination of heavy rain and strong winds at high tide, along with low air pressure could cause some coastal inundation for low-lying areas of Nelson, Buller, and Westland overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

The effects of this weather could be significant so stay up to date with forecasts, Watches and Warnings at

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