It is really rare that the entire country sees a dry day. Even a big ridge of high pressure can’t guarantee that.
As is the case today.
The Coromandel Peninsula, Northland, Auckland and Gisborne are all at risk for seeing a few showers today. Even the eastern Bay of Plenty could see a rogue shower or two this afternoon or this evening. The shower chances will come to an end tonight.
But those aren’t the only areas that may see a few showers.
On the South Island, the far west is at risk for seeing a few drops of rain. But, chances are…very few people will be affected. Fiordland is about the only area on the Mainland that will see showers today. By tonight, that risk will slide north a bit so that overnight tonight and tomorrow, Westland could see a bit of shower activity.
As far as the rest of the country goes, today will be a settled day. It will be another day where some of the most sodden areas of New Zealand get a chance to dry out.
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By WeatherWatch.co.nz Analyst Howard Joseph