A low pressure system will move towards and over New Zealand during next Monday. This will bring some rain or showers to most regions, the heaviest falls are likely to be on the West Coast of the South Island with lighter falls elsewhere. Rain in the vicinity of 20 to 40mm on the West Coast and 5 to 10mm for parts of the east coast in the South Island.
In the North Island figures are likely to be around 10 to 20mm out west with 3 to 5mm elsewhere. Some east coast parts may only get a brief sprinkling.
As soon as the low comes, it dissapears fairly smartly and then another high moves in on Waitangi Day and will give similar weather to what we have been having recently. Temperatures at the surface are not likely to be as hot though as the air associated with this second high will be a little cooler. Not to imply cold temperatures, it’ll still be great weather with very pleasant temperatures.
Long range models suggest anticyclonic weather overall until the middle of the month so it appears there’s not much in the offing for many farmers in the short to medium term.
Homepage image / Saturday 2nd February 1pm rain map. Wet weather looms off the coast of Australia and will head our way soon – weathermap.co.nz