More calm weather is on the way for New Zealand this weekend and right into next week.
The Radio Network’s Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan says a very large high pressure zone will spread across the Tasman Sea and much of New Zealand this weekend. “That means a very calm weekend but there could be a few isolated showers here and there”.
Duncan says the high will bring some warmer weather with it too. “Temperatures are likely to be well into the late teens right across New Zealand this weekend, even the lower 20’s in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. The nights will also be warmer than this week with no frosts at all expected for several days in the South Island”.
“It’s quite unusual for Spring to be so settled but with plenty of high air pressure about this limits the amount of wind and precipitation. But spring is very changeable and we’ve been known to have cold snaps bringing snow right up until November…so anything could happen in October and November”.
But Duncan also says we’re heading into a La Nina weather pattern. He says this means more sub tropical weather over much of the country in the next few months bringing warmer temperatures and more rain.
However before the drier weather moves in this weekend, a band of heavy rain is forecast for the West Coast of the South Island.