Updated 10:25am Friday — Here’s what is making the weather headlines today. This story has been updated to show more details about continued wet weather in Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and East Cape over the coming week.
THE RAIN KEEPS MOVING IN
Rain continues to push into the eastern North Island today thanks to a low to the east, this evening it does start to ease back.
Right through till about Wednesday next week this low will continue to push showers or rain at times into the eastern North Island then conditions finally dry up about Thursday (31st March).
CHILLY NIGHTS COMING UP BUT NO FROSTS JUST YET – SOUTH ISLAND
The South Island is set to see some high pressure from today through to the first half of next week, the nights will be a bit cool especially inland although frosts aren’t looking likely just yet. Lows will likely get down to between 5 and 10 degrees, perhaps some isolated spots may get as low as 3 or 4 but that’s about as low as we will see at the moment.
HOWS THE OUTLOOK RAIN WISE
Well at the moment it goes without saying the eastern North Island is the wettest looking place at the moment. This is the case through to the 1st April at least as we can see in the “Precipitation Percentage of Normal” map below. This map basically shows where is looking drier than normal (red) and wetter than normal (blue) over the next 7 days.
Most place are actually looking fairly dry but that’s ok as we don’t really need much more rain right now. Just Southland could do with a touch of rain perhaps, on the 31st March a front moves in a could provide some precipitation then.
on 24/03/2022 11:38pm
‘Southland could do with a touch of rain perhaps’ With just 34% of summer rainfall according to NIWA, I would say that’s a rather understatement!
on 24/03/2022 8:08pm
Please pull some strings and things or anything and turn off the rain in Hawkes Bay, thank you, much appreciated
on 24/03/2022 9:21pm
Hi Kay, we hear you!! Unfortunately more rain is on the way this weekend and next week – may be another 5 or 6 days before it properly breaks up. Keep an eye on the local totals via WeatherWatch or RuralWeather.co.nz.