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Dry for the rest of November? What’s happening out there!?

Weather conditions across New Zealand will remain mostly dry for the rest of November reports

The dry conditions will be caused by a very large anticyclone that will drift in from the Tasman Sea and remain slow moving for the next week or so.

So what exactly is happening to the weather pattern around New Zealand at the moment?  Well according to the latest long range computer models and data to hand there’s actually a fair bit of activity outside of the New Zealand area – and that bodes well for rain making conditions this Summer. reports that lows and other areas of rain activity are now shifting further south from near the equator to the southern tropics.  This means rain bearing lows are developing in the Coral Sea to our north west and also directly north over New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.

Lows are also forming to the east of East Cape and south of Australia. says as we head into summer these areas of development may be better positioned to start heading towards and affecting New Zealand.

For tropical South Pacific islands the wet season is now about to start.

Over the coming week the high should hold over New Zealand with only a few weak fronts brushing Fiordland and Southland from time to time.

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