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Monday – It’s North versus South and South wins

The return to work is upon us and the weather low and behold decides to not care about what you have to do, as usual…so time to sit back and take in what the day has in store. And in case it wasn’t clear enough in the title the South Island gets the better weather Monday.

So what is going on? Well, we have a ridge of high pressure lying right over the South Island. Sunny conditions are likely for most, there could be a touch of frost first thing in the morning. Just a few things of interest, a northeasterly will likely pick up in the afternoon in the east near the coast, this can sometimes make what is a sunny day a bit cool temperatures wise. Southland also sees west to northwest winds pick up in the
afternoon. Beyond that she’s all go for a good winters day.

For the North Island a low pressure system lies out to the east directing a south to
southeasterly airflow over most regions. Expect rain for the east coast, heavy
falls about Hawkes Bay and especially towards / including Gisborne. Rain will
clear in the east later in the evening or overnight.

About Wellington expect sunny spells to increase from morning with southeasterly winds easing
during the day. Out west for most areas the weather isn’t actually all that bad,
sunny spells and light winds. It’s a southerly airflow that freshens in the
afternoon bringing a period of showers which makes things turn a little
downhill. A few showers may be heavy about the Waikato through to Northland,
showers then ease in the evening and mostly clear for all.

So enjoy the day ahead, more westerly quarter winds on the way this coming week but thankfully not
as strong for the South Island as they were this previous week…and it will be warmer again by Wednesday.

Homepage image / Claire

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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