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The Remains Of Wati


The Remains Of Wati

MetService meteorologists are continuing a heavy rain warning for the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua areas as the remains of WATI are forecast to move across Northland on Tuesday.

"WATI's remains are now wrapped up in a low-pressure system in the eastern Tasman Sea that is weakening and moving slowly east," said MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "Its tropical moisture is mainly concentrated in the Bay of Plenty area. Some intense shower bands are also expected to cross other northern areas on Monday afternoon and overnight."

McDavitt said that the low centre may split into two as it moves off to the east, allowing southerly winds to rise to a gale over the Cook Strait area. "So here comes another wet cold southerly for Wellington, similar to the one late last week."

According to McDavitt the system still requires respect. "Although the remains of WATI are only triggering a few weather warning thresholds it has brought some tropical moisture to cooler latitudes and so there still is the potential for some further development. Double check the latest warnings and severe thunderstorm outlooks from our website."


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