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Drier weather is right around the corner

After a few days of some very wet conditions, New Zealand is looking at some pleasant weather starting on Tuesday.

But, we’ve got to get through today and tomorrow first.

The South Island probably won’t be that wet today and tomorrow. The front that brought all the rain to the western and northern regions Friday and yesterday has moved north and is now spreading rain across the North Island. There will be some lingering showers about the north and west SI. The deep south could also see a bit of precipitation.

But most of the rain will be found about the North Island. Rain is expected across most of the North Island for the rest of today and through much of tomorrow. Even some heavy rain is possible, mainly about Taranaki. Although the threat for heavy rain will diminish by tomorrow afternoon.

On Tuesday, a big ridge of high pressure builds in off the Tasman. This will be the weather engine for most of the country for balance of the week. Dry and settled weather is expected for everyone except the deep south. That where a weak boundary could unsettle things enough to produce some light precipitation Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


Guest on 14/07/2012 8:35pm

“The South Island probably won’t be that wet today” Looks to be very wet in the west! have you not seen the rain that is falling there.

WW Forecast Team on 14/07/2012 9:37pm

I mentioned the lingering showers in the north and west.


Cheers, HJ 

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