20 Feb 2020

Weather: Too much rain in south, too little in north

From Checkpoint, 5:28 pm on 20 February 2020

Forecast rain over the next 48 hours is unlikely to break the drought in Northland but could cause further headaches for Westland.

A heavy rain warning is in place for the West Coast south of Otira from the early hours of tomorrow morning.

It will hit just a few hours before the first guided convoy is due to start in the tourist-starved Milford Sound.

But as Conan Young reports, the 15 to 25mm of rain forecast for Northland, could be more harmful than helpful.