A big and slow moving ridge of high pressure will bring quiet weather to the country this week. We’ve been talking about this high for a few days now. We’ve also been talking about all the dry weather it’s meant to bring us.
But there is one small addition we need to make.
Early on Tuesday, a little piece of energy could start to swing the winds around to the southeast. That change, combined with support the upper atmosphere, could lead to a few showers for the coastal sections of Canterbury.
As we said the other day, highs don’t guarantee dry, sunny weather, but generally speaking they do. Coastal areas, however, can be vulnerable to cloud and showers, especially around the edges as it moves in.
As we get into Tuesday evening, the chances for showers will then work their way up the eastern coast.
On Wednesday, we will see those chances for showers move into Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne during the morning and afternoon.
Keep in mind the chance of rain is 20 to 40%.
On Thursday, the low shower risk will still be brushing Gisborne and East Cape in the morning, and potentially Northland.
Overall – most of of New Zealand can still expect a dry week ahead.
Photo by Julia Wehner