It’s going to be a busy afternoon on the nation’s roads as Easter draws to a close for many and TRN’s Weather Watch Centre has been tracking the latest weather to see how it’s going to affect your trip home.
“There’s a huge high pressure system over the country and while it’s cloudy in a lot of areas, this afternoon should be mostly dry with little wind” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan. “Overseas studies show that driving with your headlights on can greatly reduce the number of accidents so we advise all motorists, whether it’s sunny or overcast, to drive with their headlights on – but be careful to check they aren’t on full beam”.
BY ROAD: It looks pretty good over both islands. The only two regions really with a significant chance of showers are Taranaki and Northland. Places like Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Southland may also see some very brief, isolated showers but hardly enough to wet the roads. In saying that – be cautious in these areas. Very little in the way of wind right across New Zealand for those in larger vehicles or towing caravans. Remember to put your headlights on to be make your vehicle extra visibile this afternoon.
BY AIR: A perfect day for flying – unless you want a view. New Zealand’s living up to it’s land of the long white cloud reputation. Smooth flying though with very little in the way of turbulence and calk conditions at all our nation’s airports.
BY SEA: Ferries in both Auckland and Wellington should have mainly smooth seas to sail on. According to MetService swells of less than a metre are forecast for Cook Strait.