This week is quite spring like in fashion, meaning southwesterly winds mostly. Fronts, showers, sunny dry spells and even thunderstorms are part and parcel of spring like conditions during summer.
But peering into next week conditions are looking quite settled with anticyclonic weather right from the get go on Monday.
It won’t be sunny and calm the whole time however. A weak front looks like it could affect the far south and east coast of the South Island mid week bringing cloud and a chance of drizzle but that is a while away so that prediction could change somewhat.
The top of the North Island, mainly Northland could catch the odd shower in a southeasterly airflow also around the top of the high’s that will likely be over us.
So finally after we get this week out of the way we’ll possibly be looking forward to a week of more gentler weather.
Homepage image / Tuesday 22nd January 7pm rain map – weathermap.co.nz
on 17/01/2013 12:19am
Ditto to SW. Aside from two weeks of essentially calm weather, Jan 1 – 14, the howling spring sou’westers are back, and are unpleasant. Not as bad as last years summer, but not shaping up very well at all. I am not as confident as NIWA or other forecasters that this summer will get any better – after all, we had 5 good ones in a row through to last year, i think we’re back to the mishmash of the previous 7 years of unsettled rubbish summers that we got accustomed to in Akl.
on 16/01/2013 6:08am
Its been a rather windy ordinary uneventful summer so far,unlike the last few summers,hopefully a decent anticyclone.