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Narrow high protects us from sub-tropical low

A small sub-tropical low just north west of New Zealand may be trying to push over us but a narrow ridge of high air pressure is pushing back.

The low is tracking eastwards slowly and will pass north of Northland overnight tonight.

The sub-tropical low is close enough to have some affects on our weather.  Yesterday high cloud, thick at times, pushed over Northland and Auckland and today there’s a slight risk of a few showers in the Far North and possibly a little further south as the main rain band moves by just offshore.

It won’t be the last low either – various models are all picking at least two similar placed lows over the next week and these ones will cross over us.

The first will cross the country this weekend and the second will cross the North Island early to mid next week. says it’s possible these next two sub-tropical lows could prompt rain warnings.


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