November is ending on a wet note and the first week of December is kicking off with a large Tasman Sea low and afternoon downpours in both islands.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says despite other forecasters warning of dry conditions many farmers and growers across New Zealand will be very pleased with recent rain especially now with the forecast of plenty of warm northerlies and increasing dry spells (among the downpours) as we head into December, which bodes well for rapid pasture and plant growth.
Unfortunately, this weekend will see more showers/downpours which may impact Christmas parades and other outdoor events – but nothing is yet locked in for the weekend weatherwise as we still need a couple more days to be sure of where the showers/downpours are most likely to appear. Just like last weekend there will be large areas of dry among the wet weather.
What has fallen so far?
How much more rain is coming over the next 35 hours – and where?
How much more rain is coming over the next 7 days? (Data thanks to the US Government)
Over the next 7 days, how much rain is coming compared to normal for this time of the year? (Data thanks to US Government). (Red = Drier than average, White = Normal rainfall, Blue = Wetter than usual)