On Tuesday we see conditions calm down a bit relative to Monday, but it’s still far from a pleasant day.
We will see occasional showers across most of the country, with a risk of thunderstorms even nudging their way in during the morning - from Taranaki through to Northland in the west.
The death toll in Nepal from the devastating earthquake that struck two days ago has risen to 3,218, Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs spokesman Laxmi Dhakal said Monday. The spokesman said there were reports that the number of people injured now stands at 6,535.
Well it's certainly getting interesting for weather watchers around the country, as pretty much the whole North Island sits under a huge rain system, bringing heavy showers and steady rain for most.
The top of the North Island is also feeling soggy, as Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman, along with much of Canterbury, has seen shower and rain activity this morning too.
It's going to get pretty hairy in places today - as several systems are going to influence conditions around the country in the form of both rain and wind.
The coming week starts off unsettled and for many holiday markers will mean a wet end to ANZAC weekend, or alternatively it could be a great day to chill and watch an excessive amount of movies or do other indoor activities.
A front moves over the North Island today and with it comes heavy rain and strong winds gale in exposed areas, the South Island has a deepening low forming over it with rain or showers likely for most regions heavy about Nelson / Marlborough.
The death toll in Nepal from the powerful earthquake that struck Saturday has risen to 1,910, said Laxmi Dhakal, an official at the Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs.
A rapidly deepening low pressure system, partly made up from the remnants of the deadly New South Wales storm, is today moving towards New Zealand and will cross the country over Monday and Tuesday.
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