A complex low pressure system will be bring rain to parts of New Zealand tomorrow.
Unfortunately, it may not be the kind of rain most people want. In some cases it will be very light and won’t make much of a dent in the water deficit.
In other cases, it will be quite heavy.
Not everyone is seeing rain today. But it’s been a long time since so many people in so many different parts of the country are actually see liquid fall from the sky.
Strong low pressure over the Tasman Sea will move closer to New Zealand tomorrow, opening the door for rounds of substantial rain about the western South Island.
Upper North Island
Dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Look for northeasterly breezes.
Lower North Island
Column by Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan --- Talk about two different worlds of weather right now. On the one hand you have many people, mostly farmers, crying out for more rain.
More dry and warm weather is on the way for Monday. A swath of very warm temperatures will blanket the western and northern North Island tomorrow. The warmest temperatures will be in the northern Waikato with Hamilton and Te Awamutu getting very close to 30 for an afternoon high. Otherwise, look for highs in the 22-27 range for the northern and western NI as well as the Bay of
Each day we continue the search for rain or showers over the country with RainWatch and we look at the potential of rain-bearing systems nearing the country in the short to medium term.
Another day of very warm and dry weather will cover most of the country. There could be some showers over the eastern North Island today as an onshore flow cranks up for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. However, precipitation totals will likely be quite light.
Northland, Auckland and the western North Island including northern Waikato-
A mainly sunny sky with a few afternoon clouds. Light winds.
Bay of Plenty and East Cape-
Earlier today I asked Kiwis what they thought of their Saturday. The answers should surprise no one. It was hot and dry, and in some cases quite breezy.