UPDATE: 5:00pm 27th December
A front looks to be clearing off the North Island early on New Year’s Eve (Monday 31st) and should leave behind a sunny areas and some cloud. Over the South Island however a northwesterly airflow builds with rain on the West Coast and dry weather with high cloud out east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Central North Island and BOP
A few brief morning showers possible especially about eastern Bay Of Plenty then clearing, expect a mostly sunny day otherwise with some cloud. Gentle westerly breezes. Cloud may thicken a little overnight in the west.
(20-50% chance of precipitation)
East of the North Island
Mild weather with some morning cloud and the odd shower about Gisborne clearing to a sunny day. Winds will be light tending northeasterly. Later in the evening some high cloud develops.
(40% chance of precipitation)
on 27/12/2012 5:41am
Trying to decide what to pack for camping at Twizel, can’t workout which forecast to look at, Timaru? Wanaka?
Should we be planning for a far bit of rain?
on 27/12/2012 1:19pm
NW winds initially could bring spillover rain from the alps for Twizel but the southerly change should see a clearance. Enjoy yourself in the MacKenzie!