The forecast for the last moments of 2019 and start of 2020 look fantastic in many parts of NZ – but some rain is possibe and a little bit of wind in the south.
Many places look mild by day and by night.
Windy conditions may develop through the South Island interior in some places as the air is squeezed through the mountains and valleys ahead of a very weak cold front coming in after midnight in the very south. Latest data shows clouds will thicken later in the day in the Deep South but drizzle or showers may not be until after midnight.
Fiordland may have rain developing before midnight.
At this stage all main centres look dry for New Year’s Eve across New Zealand – but we’ll update again on Monday with the latest. Also, please refer to your local 10 day, hourly, forecast from WeatherWatch.co.nz to drill down further for that night.
You please also try www.RuralWeather.co.nz – this has more free weather data for NZ locations than any other site on the planet. It may be helpful at planning things (Please note it currently takes 10 seconds to load the data first time, we’re working to speed this up in the next couple of months!).
on 27/12/2019 11:49pm
28 degrees one day, next 15 degrees, 15 degrees overnight then down to 4 degrees overnight, rain, sun, rain, cloud, cloud, cloud, cloud, wind, wind wind, sun and rain, cloud and rain. Those grapes are not going to ripen without some heat. Two fires in summer, crazy. Are we going to get a summer, or at least some settled weather? I dont know, does any one else?
on 27/12/2019 11:58pm
Hi there, the most likely months for summer weather in NZ are usually January and February and the first half of March. December most years is spring-like and changeable with hot days and cooler periods. This year we have a slightly more active West to South West flow which is making some southern and western areas a little cooler in both islands at times – although next week looks warmer in many places. Our next summer/climate update will be issued on Monday and includes a detailed look at temperature and rain trends for January in both islands too. Fingers crossed you get what you need!