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Big high = Autumn weather at its best

A big high continues to drift towards and over New Zealand and that means one thing – some stunning Autumn weather is on the way for many regions.

While the high is likely to drag in some coastal clouds from time to time the general trend this week is for winds to ease and for drier, sunnier weather to move in.

Head weather analyst Philip Duncan says the high is so big it will even have an impact on the sub-tropics.  “This is a solid high which will cross the country on Wednesday and linger until the end of the weekend for many areas”.

“The high will stretch from the Southern Ocean to well into the sub-tropics – helping create a strong easterly north of New Zealand which is more likely to impact New Caledonia and coastal Queensland and New South Wales”.

Mr Duncan says a couple of coastal showers are possible on Tuesday but “most of the country will be dry and settled for the next few days”.

“Autumn is frequently voted as the most preferred season in polls and this week the weather should live up to expectations of warm days and cool nights in many parts of the country.  It will be Autumn at its best”.

– Homepage image / File, Kyla Dyresen



Guest Steve on 27/03/2012 6:59am

With the last three days and evenings having clear skies everybody is right that this is the best time of year. Also can enjoy the evening sky with Venus reigning supreme backed by the moon and Jupiter. Another plus is if you have a varied skyline it is very sharp for awhile after sunset. Trees in particular.
Our rainfall for the month to date is 233 mils which is above ave for us here in lower Northland. The last time it was this high in March we had a hurricane in the July. (2007.) Heavens forbid a repeat.

sw on 26/03/2012 9:18pm

I think its the angle of the sun similar to spring,its bright and warm but not stiffling hot like in summer when highup or in winter when its shining you have to be in the rays continously before it disappears at 5.

RW on 26/03/2012 8:05pm

Autumn will have to improve on this month – rainfall above or well above average almost everywhere, temperatures well down, though the last few days may help a bit. Sunshine again down in the North Island, plus parts of the South.

KikiNZ on 26/03/2012 6:26pm

I love Autumn it’s my favourite season followed closely by spring. It’s a colour thing spring greens and autumn richness

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