As the monthly climate reports shows July was wetter than average, MetService has issued another severe weather watch for the entire North Island and also northwest Nelson.
It says a deep, fast moving low and associated fronts are forecast to cross northern and central New Zealand over the weekend, bringing another period of strong winds and heavy rain to many places especially higher areas from Taranaki, across the Central Plateau to the eastern Bay of Plenty.
Significant rain is also expected in Nelson which is still mopping up after Thursday's storm.
The revised weather warnings come as NIWA releases its climate summary for July.
Rainfall was well above normal (more than 200%) in Marlborough, Canterbury, and eastern Otago, with near record high July totals in many locations.
There were several storms during the month bringing a mixture of snow, high winds, heavy rainfall and high seas to much of the country.
And as most of the country can attest too, in the last week of
the month New Zealand was hit by two intense storms which caused
significant damage to property, resulted in several evacuations,
and led to the deaths of four people. One person still
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