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Father’s Day forecast

A spring-like front will get snarled as it tries to move across the country tomorrow thanks to a big ridge of high pressure off to our northeast.

That’s going to lead to a very wet day for the west of the South Island.  Widespread rain, some of it heavy, will continue to fall on the western regions of the Mainland.  Most of Sunday will be wet about Westland, Nelson and possibly Marlborough.  Evening could bring a few showers to Canterbury

Evening could also bring showers to parts of the North Island.  The Bay of Plenty, East Cape/Gisborne and the Central Plateau could all see showers.

Otherwise, despite a fair amount of clouds, it should be dry.  Northerlies winds will pick up a bit across the North Island whilst light westerlies will be found about the deep south.

The ridge of high pressure will start move off late tomorrow.  That will allow that front to make its way onshore and bring rain to most of New Zealand for Monday.

Homepage image/  Rebecca Downes

By Analyst Howard Joseph


Cameron on 1/09/2012 5:14am

Correct me if I’m wrong but its feeling awfully drought-ish out there at the moment in Auckland…The ground is already cracking in places in West Auckland (and in my backyard) and it seems the last three forecasts for Auckland for rain by both metservice and weatherwatch have been wrong and it has fizzled…brings back memories of a couple of summers ago…Any ideas, is anyone else aware of this too?


Geoff on 1/09/2012 6:22am

It looks set to rain a decent amount on Monday morning in Auckland, but then again as you say, the rain forecasts the last couple of times didn’t eventuate. The heavy rain a couple of weeks ago though WASN’T predicted, so Auckland can be a hard one to forecast. I’m hoping for a couple more good rains as I have new grass seed down, but otherwise I’m hoping for a good old fashioned dry summer for Auckland. The previous three summers have been quite wet.

sw on 1/09/2012 7:07am

The summers especially the 2 before that wernt that wet.

Guest on 1/09/2012 8:02am

The last summer maybe wasn’t that wet but was certainly cloudy and temps seemed low.
If you were a sun lover it was a terrible summer.

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