July 27, 2022
Westerly shift should end southern deluge
Metservice says some respite is in sight from the severe weather that’s battered Te Waipounamu this week.
There has been a record of rainfall in Canterbury and parts of eastern Otago, with Christchurch already at 268ml for the month – almost four times the monthly average.
Meteorologist Karl Loots says some scattered rain is expected today, but the heaviest rainfall has passed.
“For the rest of the month thankfully we do return to a more westerly flow over the southern parts of the country which means in the east they will be more sheltered. We will see a little bit of rain but nothing like they have seen and hopefully, that will be the respite they need to clear some of those floodwaters out,” he says.