The first significant anticyclone (high) to cover New Zealand in an entire month is this afternoon spreading on to our shores. After weeks of gales all will be quiet this weekend on land as a large ridge of high pressure covers New Zealand from Northland to Southland, Taranaki to East Cape. “It’s going to be a great weekend. Very little wind, plenty of sun and temperatures in the late teens/early twenties”.
Temperatures in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne were already at 22 degrees at noon and Duncan says some areas inland might make 25 degrees today.
He says we should make the most of the settled weather though, strong nor westers along with a cold front will move into the lower South Island early next week.