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First (and maybe second) weekend of December looking mainly settled (+3 Maps)

Weekends in December are especially busy with Christmas parades, outdoor concerts, an increase in shopping and end of year school events. So when we see a big high rolling in for a December weekend it is always a huge amount of relief!

This weekend is looking to be one of the calmest weekends in several weeks, if not a couple months, for the entire country.

With light winds there may be some cloudy areas – and no wind to blow it away. There may also be a few showers that pop up, mainly around the hills and ranges, but possible in both islands. Again, most of the country is dry this weekend though.

Next week there may be a rain event for central/western areas (like Nelson) while many other regions remain dry as a fairly light nor’west flow drapes itself over the Upper North Island and may see rain lingering for a few days in that area. Winds may pick up, just for 24 hours or so, in some areas too.

But – heads up – the long range models currently suggest the second weekend of December is also looking equally as settled and dry. We’ll lock that in for you in a few days.

This Weekend (Saturday PM rain / pressure map)

A few isolated showers may pop up around the North Island ranges, mostly. Also around Fiordland and Southland.  Calm or light winds in many places.

Another week from now, Saturday Dec 10, shows potentially an even drier set up:

But, between these two weekends there may be two or three days of rain for the Nelson region/upper South Island/Cook Strait area – and this coming Wednesday the WIND may also briefly return to some areas…but it’s short lived, don’t worry. 

Map: This coming Wednesday shows rain draped over central areas and possibly a brief burst of slightly windier weather for some regions.

– Maps by Weathermap – view them all here




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