It’s very possible. But it won’t be all sunshine and warm temperatures either.
Earlier today, I talked about a very rainy Sunday and Monday for New Zealand. Well, once that little disturbance clears the islands on Tuesday, high pressure is expected to take over our weather.
At this time, it looks like the high will anchor itself right over the Chatham Islands.
That should help keep our precipitation chances to a minimum. However, for the North Island, that means a predominantly easterly flow. As result, it will likely be bit cloudy and rather cool. At the same time, those clouds will make it tough for overnight temperatures to fall off too far.
For the South Island, a bit of a northerly flow will set up. That’s likely to mean not as much cloud cover as what is expected for the NI. So, some decent sun and comfortable temperatures look like a pretty good bet for the South Island for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The next big weather maker for New Zealand should come at us from the south toward the end of next week. That means South Island Kiwis could be the first to see the showers when they return in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Photo by Elspeth Nicoll
By Weather Watch Analyst Howard Joseph