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Extended dry spell for NZ

While some rain has fallen along the South Island’s east coast today, and a few showers are in the forecast for the North Island tomorrow, the outlook for New Zealand for the next 10 days is mostly dry predicts

Large highs from the west will continue to push rainmaking lows away from New Zealand meaning dry farms and gardens will get even drier.

Rain is most likely on the South Island’s West Coast but even then rainfall numbers will be limited.

The tropics are also going quiet as higher air pressure builds across the region. predicts dry, summer-like, weather will extend into April this year.

How dry is it where you are? Post a comment below


Guest Peter on 25/02/2011 10:40am

Contrary to the rest of NZ we’ve had a pretty miserable summer – reduced sunshine and temperatures – below average in those two departments and a bit above average in the rainfall department.
I have always been critical of the NZ Met. Service and NIWA through their inability to correctly forecast future trends for our area -we’re a bit of a ” too hard basket case” in my opinion.
I hope you are not going to go the same way.

Shea on 24/02/2011 11:27pm

Love the spot-on forecasting, thanks!
We are thinking about going camping at Waipu next weekend, 4-6 March – is it likely to be dry up there, then?

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