Severe Weather Outlook Get File

Severe Weather Outlook


Issued : 2:20pm Wednesday 3 Jun 2020, Valid from Friday 5 June 2020 to Monday 8 June 2020

Although there is minimal risk of widespread severe weather during the outlook period, it is likely that road snowfall warnings will be issued for some roads.

A low over the Tasman Sea crosses the North Island on Friday, followed by a narrow ridge of high pressure. The low should bring a period of rain and strong cold southerlies to much of the country, and snow to some of the South Island mountains and passes.

A cold front moves northwards over southern and central New Zealand on Saturday, then the remainder of the country on Sunday, followed by a southwesterly flow. Another period of rain or showers and strong southerlies is forecast for many areas over the weekend. Snow is forecast down to 400 metres over southern New Zealand on Saturday, likely affecting many of the South Island mountains and passes.

Probability/Confidance Map

Low confidence: a 20% likelihood (or 1 chance in 5) that the event will actually happen.
Moderate confidence: a 40% likelihood (or 2 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.
Good confidence: a 60% likelihood (or 3 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.

Image Valid Till Noon Friday 5 Jun 2020
Be Advised:
Before making decisions based on this data
please see the information at metservice.com who are the providers of this data