A large area of high pressure will settle in over the country this weekend and will likely remain in place all week long.
That means people suffering from the extremely dry conditions will have to continue to wait for rain. It looks like it will be March before we see any decent chances for measurable precipitation.
On Monday, the high should be centred right over the country. The weather will be very settled all over the country. The warmest temps will be found along the western sections of the North Island and eastern sections of the South Island. It looks like that will be the way things will stay right through Thursday.
On Friday, the 1st of March, the high loosens its grip on our weather as a small disturbance moves across the North Island. We could see a bit of shower activity show up about Gisborne during the morning hours. More rain chances are expected to show up about the northern and central North Island late in the day on Friday and into Friday evening. At this time, it looks like the rain chances are small and amounts should be measurable, but light.
But it looks like that is the only chance for rain in the next 10 days. The high regains control of our weather next weekend and could remain in place until March 7th or 8th.
Homepage image/ Monday afternoon weather map courtesy of Weathermap.co.nz