Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Some things will not look right and things might not work properly. Please download an up-to-date and free browser from here.

Looking ahead

A ridge of high pressure appears to still be on track to take over our weather for this week.

There are some chances for rain over the next 5 days, but very few.

For today, there is still a risk of a few showers about Auckland.  Anything that falls will be light and quick.  There are also a few chances for showers across Southland and Otago.

Tomorrow, Auckland will still a have a chance for showers.  In fact, it will be a slightly better chance than today, especially in the late afternoon.  But I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for the raindrops.  There is only a 4 in 10 chance you will get wet tomorrow if you are in Auckland.

The rest of the country is looking dry tomorrow.  That will be the trend this week.  Most areas will be dry and quiet.

No rain is expected anywhere on Tuesday.

For Wednesday, shower chances creep back into the deep south.  Southland and Otago are both running the risk for seeing showers late on Wednesday.  That chance for rain will last into Thursday as well.  The West Coast could also get in on the precipitation chances on Thursday.

On Friday, the precipitation chances continue to trek north.  Nelson and Taranaki could see some showers.

Otherwise, the dry weather is expected for the rest of the country.

Homepage image/David Hawke

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


Derek on 20/05/2012 2:10am

Quirks of the English language Howard, I am sure if folk read what you say carefully the meaning is there..
Nice column all the same.

Zelda Wynn on 19/05/2012 10:40pm

Joseph, I hope your prediction for “Anything that falls will be light and quick” in Auckland is right. Ha, not if I fall again!
Please can you tell me if mild weather is the same as quiet? I relate quiet to sound 🙂

WW Forecast Team on 19/05/2012 11:29pm

But if you do, I indeed hope that it is quick and light.

And sorry for the confusion.  "Quiet" is a synonym for "settled" or "calm".  Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the words that have different meanings here (as opposed to America).

Hmmm…maybe I should do an article on that 😉

Cheers, Howard

sw on 19/05/2012 7:47pm

Why 4 in 10,isnt 1/5 not such an overwieldy fraction and is the same.

sw on 19/05/2012 9:47pm

meant 2/5 actually 🙂

Related Articles