The same high that helped drive in last weeks Antarctic blast is this week taking on a new persona – bringing light winds and mostly blue skies to New Zealand.
Temperatures have been slowly creeping back up as the high holds over the country and the southerly winds finally fade.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the air dragged in from Antarctica last week has started to warm up a little and frosts aren’t predicted to be as heavy this week. Frosts will also be far less likely from Auckland northwards.
The forecast for the rest of this week shows this large high dominating our weather but with the centre in the Tasman it could mean a south west flow over many northern areas – bringing the sunniest weather to eastern areas of both islands and to the top of the South Island.
Westerlies will pass the lower South Island from time to time with a warm nor’wester expected this weekend – but winds should be mostly light.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says no snow storms are in the forecast for the rest of August – but says it maintains a “high risk” rating for another snow storm in the first two months of Spring.