Plus, an advanced look at New Years Eve Weather
It’s good news for campers in most of our holiday spots this weekend as a high pressure system builds over the country. This comes after a week of cool temperatures and winds in many areas gusting to 70km/h at times. TRN’s Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan says the weekend looks good eveywhere. “For those camping they will see a return to much lighter winds and sea breezes, especially in the north, with plenty of hot sun from Northland to Canterbury”.
Duncan says a large high over New Zealand is pushing against a deep low developing in the Coral Sea. “This low has the potential to come to New Zealand about this time next week but at this stage I’ve seen no forecast models predicting that. In saying that the squash zone between our high and this low should see easterlies forming next week over northern New Zealand and that is likely to drag in some cloud and the odd shower”. Duncan says this is typical La Nina weather.
“The weather for New Years Eve looks pretty good for our main centres however we may see the odd isolated shower in the east and central areas. I would be pretty confident of having a mainly dry outdoors New Years Eve at this stage, but we’ll issue another weather update closer to the time as weather patterns lately have been very changeable”.