After several showery and windy days it appears some areas are in for a break…but not for too long.
A large high is going to spread across New Zealand but it will be short lived. So who is in for what?
In the North Island any morning cloud, showers or wind should ease/clear in to this afternoon with a calm and pleasant evening on the way for many.
In the South Island and while windy, cloudy and possibly showery conditions will remain in the southern half of the island today conditions are expected to ease this evening with tomorrow looking mostly settled and a return to frosts in some sheltered areas.
The high is predicted to last until Friday (and Saturday for central New Zealand) when it will be attacked in both the north and west by two separate lows. The two lows are likely to combine and bring strong easterlies to northern New Zealand on Sunday and Monday with the potential for heavy rain in some northern centres (of both islands). It’s definitely a wait and see game as the computer models firm up their long range predictions.
Following similar lows this year which have brought flooding and slips to parts of the North Island WeatherWatch.co.nz will be closely monitoring this predicted up and coming wet and windy spell.
Magnolia in full bloom – Photo / John Krippner