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Looking ahead

The same ridge of high pressure that we’ve been talking about for a week will continue to be our weather-maker into early next week.

Monday and Tuesday are looking generally dry and settled across the country even as the high starts to lose its grip.

On ANZAC day, the high will have moved off far enough to open the door to allow weak disturbance to approach us from the north.  A few showers may pop up late in the day about Northland, Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty.  The rest of the country should still be settled.

On Thursday, attention turns to Australia’s eastern coast where a low is expected to form.  This low would then trek across the Tasman and wind up spreading showers across the North Island on Friday and Saturday.  A few showers could pop up about the upper South Island as well.

On Sunday, a disturbance is expected to move onto the South Island bringing a chance of precipitation with it.  The North Island should be dry.

Photo by Mike Condon

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


David on 21/04/2012 8:28pm

You kind of think taht with this run of good weather, we are lining ourselves up for some real rough stuff in the coming weeks as it builds around the edges of this big high.
Those on the Eastern Aussie coasts must be a bit peeved that we are getting a good run while the blocking high keeps the easterlies pushing the rain at them.


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