If you were to look at a satellite picture of the wider South Pacific, you’d see a lot of activity – with two ex cyclone systems and a couple of large areas of low pressure in the waters surrounding New Zealand.
None of this will affect us in any meaningful way for most of today however, with a front due to make landfall in the west of the North Island late in the afternoon and towards evening – and any rain it brings will be welcome news, especially to farmers still struggling in dry conditions.
Most of both islands should stay dry however, ahead of the weekend which will see a little more action, as two low pressure systems combine to bring some rainfall to large parts of the country.
For more details, check out Philip Duncan’s weekend weather outlook, here.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Map: Google