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Drier weather on the way for this week

Despite the few peeks of sunshine that can be seen about the country this morning, it still looks like it could end up being a rather wet day for most areas.

Tomorrow could also be a bit wet, but for a smaller part of the country.  The eastern regions of the both islands and the deep south could see a bit of precipitation.  The chance for thunderstorms and heavy rain is very small.

There will be a chance for rain on Wednesday about the central part of the New Zealand.  The rest of the country is expected to be dry as a ridge of high pressure sets up across the country.

That ridge will keep much of the country dry and settled on Thursday.  The only rain chances will be about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the morning, shifting to Bay of Plenty in the afternoon.

Friday is looking quite settled for all of New Zealand thanks to that ridge of high pressure.  Things will start to change late on Friday as a low south of New Zealand starts to make its move toward us.  It doesn’t look to be a big weather maker for the country to start with.  However, it could spread some showers about the west coast of the South Island on Saturday.

By WeatherWatch Howard Joseph


Dane Hawker on 19/08/2012 9:01pm

Hi WW,

Most important event of the week is at 7pm on Saturday at Eden Park. Got covered tickets but hoping for a dry one 🙂 Chances of rain %0?

WW Forecast Team on 19/08/2012 11:37pm

At this stage it looks as though winds will be blowing from the north (so mild) with clouds increasing. 40% chance of rain, but most models seem to indicate the weather will likely be dry but there’s a fairly low risk of showers.  We’ll update our Saturday forecast this afternoon.



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