“Not perfect, but not a write-off either”
-looking great, plenty of sun and temperatures warming as the weekend continues. Pretty cold nights in Rotorua and Tauranga.
The forecast for our first long weekend in 4 months isn’t perfect but according to the Radio Network’s Weather Watch Centre it’s not a complete write-off either – certainly for most of our traditional holiday spots.
“The situation is that a large high pressure system will stand strong in the Tasman and it’s ridge will just clip northern regions. It’ll be strong enough to block or slow down cold fronts attacking from the south” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan “But the squeeze zone – which creates strong winds between the high in the north and lows in the south – will cover all of New Zealand south of Central Plateau”.
Duncan says that means windy, warm and sunny for some – showery and cold for others.
BRIEF FORECAST FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SPOT:
Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua
Typical Auckland mixed bag. Cool west or south west winds, blustery downtown and about the coast, long sunny spells and of course, the low chance of a brief shower.
– Lots of sun, but winds will pick up on Sunday or Monday…could reach gale in Hawke’s Bay.
– cloudy periods and windy – especially on Sunday and Monday. Could be some showers north of Kapiti later in the weekend but they’ll be brief.
– Should be quite sunny and warm with strong warm nor westers developing.
– A wet start then dry Sunday, but showers return on Monday. Strong winds – may be up to gale force later.
– cold and windy and there may also be a few showers at either end of the weekend.
Marlbourgh & Christchurch
Taupo & Taranaki to Wellington
Gisborne & Hawke’s Bay