WeatherWatch: (MARCH 3) Rough weather to hit South Island
A stormy low pressure system east of Canterbury will drive in gusty winds and rain – possibly heavy – for the start of the working week. Rain will turn to snow in the mountains and foothills of Canterbury too. It’s not winter arriving, but does signal the fact that we are in Autumn – and the Autumn weather pattern has arrived in the South island. However in the north the tropics are very active – and while little rain is predicted for the dry upper North Island an ex-cyclone this week will add fuel to this large low east of the country.