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Fairly straight forward this week, a bit dry though

This coming week is looking fairly simple weather wise so no big weather systems to cause issues, but no issues can sometimes mean not much if any rain on the way also.

An anticyclone centred in the south Tasman Sea tomorrow spreads a ridge over the country, there is a southerly airflow moving onto New Zealand so eastern parts of the South Island and most of the North Island are looking to have a mostly cloudy day. There may be some morning drizzle about Canterbury then late afternoon and evening the odd shower moves into eastern parts of the North Island. There may be a brief shower at times during the day tomorrow north of Taranaki in the west but for the most part it’s looking fairly dry, with a few exceptions.

The exceptions are that tomorrow afternoon and evening a few heat showers could get going about the Nelson Lakes region and western Bay Of Plenty, the western Bay Of Plenty showers may even have a thunderstorm or two with heavy falls.

For Tuesday a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, expect cloudy skies in the east with the odd shower too, mainly about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. In the west skies are mostly sunny after any morning cloud clears, some cloud moves across Northland during the day however from the east. In the South Island conditions are mostly sunny with sea breezes for coastal areas, the east may have some cloud at times especially morning and night.

Wednesday and Thursday are very similar across the country as Tuesday was, Northland sees less cloud this time round and late afternoon and evening an isolated shower or two may pop up across Central Otago on Wednesday. Eastern parts of the North Island see drier conditions on Thursday too.

Friday conditions are still fairly settled with anticyclonic weather, northerlies build across the South Island however as a front approaches in the Tasman Sea. Rain moves into Fiordland later in the day.

Homepage image / Allen Pidwell

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Ian on 10/11/2013 8:11am

Where was this photo taken? Look interesting

WW Forecast Team on 10/11/2013 1:18pm

Hi there

This is the caption that went with this photo:

Father (Jono) and son (Nico) from Germany prepare to take the big slide down to Bac Beach New Plymouth Uploaded by: Allen Pidwell Date: 25th Dec, 2011


RW on 10/11/2013 7:30am

I for one want to see very little rain in the next 3-4 months. We already reached our annual average by the end of October.

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