It may not go down as anything too significant this weekend but for many Kiwis, the sun should make an appearance for much of the country, for at least half of the weekend, if not more.
It is looking likely to be a coolish start tomorrow morning with a few showers in eastern North Island areas tomorrow morning but the sun should return by the afternoon as a southerly fades away.
Weather analyst Richard Green says,’The only real blip on the radar is on Sunday for the northern half of the nation, where a Nor’ easter is expected to build bringing in some rain once again but if there is a plus side, it shouldn’t be too cold’.Green goes on to say’ Just how much rain is to fall is a bit of a question at the moment but we’ll keep an eye on the situation and at this point, it doesn’t appear to be too severe’.
It seems that a dry weekend, which is just a 48 hour dry period, will not be likely for these areas which continues the run of ‘wet weekends’ recently.
However the Weather Watch Centre’s Auckland forecast still leans towards a drier start to the start day. The Centre says some forecasters are picking a very wet Sunday “At this stage we’ve had a few days of similar models showing the rain or showers now may not arrive until late Sunday”.
The Weather Watch Centre will be closely tracking the rain bands so if you’re planning on washing the car, mowing the lawns or heading outdoors at all this weekend, but sure to check in at weatherwatch.co.nz to see where the rain is and when it’s likely to arrive.
The west and south of the South Island should see most of the big yellow this weekend with a chance of frosts at night followed by very pleasant, sunny days.
Temperatures across New Zealand will be slightly below average to begin with in some areas but warmer temps are expected for most by Sunday, even with the moist northern visitor approacing the top half.