Weather · 23 Jan 2021

Strong Winds for Clutha, Southland, Stewart Island

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Heavy rain and gale northwesterlies for parts of central and southern New Zealand
An active front is forecast to move northwards across southern and central New Zealand today (Saturday).

Bringing brief heavy rain to the west coast of the South Island and the Tararua Range, and gale west to northwest winds to parts of the lower North Island and eastern South Island.

Area: Coastal Clutha south of Owaka, and coastal Southland including Stewart Island
Valid: 8 hours from 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday
Forecast: West to northwest winds may approach severe gale at times.

Watch next weeks forecast from weatherwatch.co.nz below

After a wintry week for some, summer is coming back. Westerly winds are still going to be a little annoying for some (especially those in tents) but as we head into next week heat from both Australia and the sub-tropics will merge with a nor’wester to push temperatures up to the mid 30s in some inland, eastern, areas.

After a wintry week for some, summer is coming back. Westerly winds are still going to be a little annoying for some (especially those in tents) but as we head into next week heat from both Australia and the sub-tropics will merge with a nor’wester to push temperatures up to the mid 30s in some inland, eastern, areas.

Many northern areas and eastern areas remain dry though, with the bulk of the rain falling on the West Coast.

We track the tropics, La Nina and the stormy Southern Ocean too.